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2020

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He signed his 12th triplet in the English league, in 1-6 City against Aston Villa. He is already the top foreign scorer of the competition

Sergio Agüero celebrates one of his goals against Aston Villa.
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Next summer, it will be nine years since Sergio Agüero's landing in the Premier. After a soap opera that lasted two months, after announcing that he would not continue at Atlético, he arrived at Manchester City in what seemed like a transition episode heading to some other point of the continent. But today Kun is still the flag of the City and now, in addition, the reference of the Premier. After his last hat-trick against Aston Villa (1-6), he is the foreign player who has scored the most goals in England (177) and the one with the most triplets (12).

With these figures, the Argentine tip has left behind two icons of the islands. Until now, Thierry henry He held the record of goals of a foreign player in the Premier. The Frenchman signed with his almighty Arsenal a record of 175 goals that seemed eternal. When Henry scored his last goal (02/11/2012, against Sunderland), Agüero lived his first season in the Premier. Kun has achieved it with three games less than the Frenchman (255).

Agüero signed his first hat trick in his fourth game in England. He got it against Wigan in September 2011, and since then, until the last against Aston Villa, he has accumulated 11 more, beating another Premier legend as Alan Shearer, with whom he was tied on that throne.

And that's why Manchester City has returned to second place in the Premier League. His 'hat-trick' and the Algerian double Riyad Mahrez they liquidated Aston Villa (1-6). Agüero, in addition, is placed in the fourth place of the historical scorers of the Premier, matched with Frank Lampard.

“It's a legend and its legend grew tonight,” said his coach Pep Guardiola. “He is one of the most amazing players I've seen in this championship.” “Marking all these goals and hat-tricks means that you have done good things for many, many years. You have to be very regular for many years and that is a big compliment for him,” the Spaniard added.

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