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Sergio Aguero Is The Premier League’s Best Striker For Minutes-Per-Goal Ratio

Sergio Aguero Is The Premier League’s Best Striker For Minutes-Per-Goal Ratio

From Mohamed Salah to Harry Kane, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero holds off fierce competition for this Premier League accolade.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Sergio Aguero has beaten legendary strikers Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Ruud van Nistelrooy to hold the best Premier League goalscoring ratio per minutes played.

TalkSPORT crunched the numbers for the City superstar, 31, and found out how clinical he has been compared to other strikers in the league's history.

The Argentine striker has a ratio of 106 minutes per goal and averages 0.7 goals per game.

And Aguero's impressive goalscoring ratio places him ahead of other Premier League strikers like Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The data collected for the Argentina international, who is City's all-time record scorer, and his comparison to other players exclude those who haven't scored at least 15 Premier League goals.

That excludes the likes of Teemu Pukki, who has been in scintillating form for Norwich City and has scored every 70.6 minutes this season.

Posted below are the best goalscoring-to-minutes ratios in the Premier League's history.

  • Hernan Crespo: 140 minutes per goal; 0.41 goals per match
  • Robin van Persie: 139 minutes per goal; 0.51 goals per match
  • Luis Suarez: 138 minutes per goal; 0.63 goals per match
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy: 128 minutes per goal; 0.63 goals per match
  • Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): 122 minutes per goal; 0.4 goals per match
  • Thierry Henry: 121 minutes per goal; 0.68 goals per match
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 119 minutes per goal; 0.65 goals per match
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal): 118 minutes per goal; 0.66 goals per match
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): 117 minutes per goal; 0.69 goals per match
  • Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): 106 minutes per goal; 0.7 goals per match

City will resume their Premier League title defence on Saturday with a trip to Norwich at 5:30pm UK time.

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Gabriel Jesus, Football News, Sergio Aguero, Football, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie, Premier League, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah, thierry henry, Harry Kane