Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City boss recently said in an interview that the team’s star forward Sergio Aguero is such kind of player that he will end up dying scoring goals! The striker from Argentina recently scored a hat-trick in the team’s 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa. With this hat-trick, he became the overseas player with the highest number of goals in the history of Premier League.
While Manchester City are placed second in the Premier League table, behind Liverpool, with a gap of 14 points, many off-line and online sports betting platforms, including some of the best Vegas online betting sites are hoping for them to catch up with the Reds.
Has had an amazing run throughout
In the process, the 31 year old striker left Thierry Henry behind and equalled Frank Lampard’s record of 177 goals in the Pinnacle football tournament of England. Guardiola said that Aguero is a legend and it had been his honour to be present on the day when he achieved this feat.
He scored the third, fifth and sixth goals for Manchester City in the match under consideration, and also assisted Riyad Mahrez in the opening goal. As everyone saw, Manchester City completely demolished Aston Villa and moved ahead of Leicester City, into the second place on the Premier League table.
Sergio Aguero’s contract with Manchester City comes to an end in 2021, however, Guardiola is hopeful that he will choose to stay back. He had joined Man City in July 2011, in a £40 million move from Atletico Madrid. Guardiola said that it depends entirely on the player and the decision he chooses to make. He highlighted that there aren’t many players like Aguero who can boast of creating incredible history in the top English football league. He’s the kind which makes the English Premier League best in the world.
Guardiola further described Aguero as the next best striker in the football world, after fellow Argentinian Lionel Messi, whom the Spaniard had managed during his stint with Barcelona. He stated that to break this kind of record and getting past legends such as Thierry Henry implies that Aguero will stay in the history books for a very long time. Being a player of foreign origin and scoring maximum number of hat tricks and goals speaks volumes about his calibre and everyone including Manchester City are hoping that he will continue doing the good work for the team.
Only three more players, Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer are ahead of him in the list of all-time great goal-scorers in the Premier League. However, all these players were involved in the Premier League throughout their careers. The hat-trick Sergio Aguero scored against Villa was his 12th in the Premier League, another record for the forward.
Predominantly being a right-footed player, only 33 of his 177 EPL goals have come from left foot; 17 were scored through headers and 26 came through penalty shots.