Sergio Aguero Becomes The All-Time Top-Scoring Foreign Player In Premier League History
Sergio Aguero has become the highest scoring overseas player in Premier League history following his hat-trick against Aston Villa.
City ran out 6-1 winners at Villa Park and were utterly dominant throughout.
But the main talking point was Aguero equalling and then toppling Thierry Henry's record of 175 goals from an overseas player in the Premier League.
Fans on Twitter were quick to praise the 31-year-old who's become one of the Premier League's all-time greats.
Sergio Aguero, top overseas goal scorer in Premier League history. Above Thierry Henry, which underlines how big an achievement that is.
- Sam Lee (@SamLee) January 12, 2020
Sergio Aguero scores his 176th Premier League goal - the most by ANY non-Englishman
That was also his 100th away goal in the league.
Of course it was assisted by David Silva :blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/h58iOrqh29
- Ryan (@bernardooooV3) January 12, 2020
:star2: Sergio Aguero is now the all-time leading overseas goalscorer in the Premier League:
:flag_ar: 176 ' Sergio Aguero
:flag_fr: 175 ' Thierry Henry
:flag_nl: 144 ' Robin Van Persie
:flag_nl: 127 ' Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink#MCFC @ManCity pic.twitter.com/e0CB0lu4QN
- Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) January 12, 2020
Sergio Aguero is now the fifth highest scorer in Premier League history and the highest scoring overseas player :crown: pic.twitter.com/MLpUsPWrIa
- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 12, 2020
Sergio Aguero becomes the Premier League's highest-scoring foreign player ever! pic.twitter.com/IEBHpRocob
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 12, 2020
Aguero arrived from Atletico Madrid back in 2011 and has established himself as a City legend.
Breaking the record is the icing on the cake after a dazzling performance from Pep Guardiola's side.
The reigning Premier League champions raced 3-0 ahead before the half-hour mark and their third saw Aguero finish in typical fashion.
He collected the ball outside the area and let rip with a shot that darted past Ørjan Nyland in the Villa net, which equalled Henry's record.
You don't save those! :boom:
A thunderous strike from Sergio Aguero has Manchester City 3-0 in front against Aston Villa.
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- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2020
Gabriel Jesus netted a fourth late in the first half but once the second half resumed, all eyes were on Aguero.
He managed to net his 176th and 177th Premier League strike in the second half and emphatically give City all three points.
They move into second place ahead of Leicester City in the Premier League and trail table-topping Liverpool by 14 points.
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