The City striker stole the headlines with a sublime hat-trick as Guardiola’s champions put Aston Villa to the sword in a comprehensive 6-1 victory on Sunday evening.
Riyad Mahrez scored a first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus also netted in an embarrassingly one-sided clash at Villa Park, with Anwar El Ghazi firing in a consolation goal from the penalty spot at the death.
Aguero ‘s goals were his 175th, 176th and 177th goals in the English top flight and the 31-year-old now sits joint-fourth in the list of all-time goalscorers in the league, alongside Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Only Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer have scored more goals than the Argentinian forward. Following City’s win, Aguero told Sky Sports: ‘I am so happy for the record but thank you to my team-mates because they help me. ‘I am so happy. I want to keep scoring more goals but it all depends on my team-mates.’ Asked whether he can break Shearer’s all-time record, Aguero replied: ‘I will try. He has too many goals so I don’t know. I will try.’
Guardiola says Aguero has already established himself as a ‘legend’ and passed on his congratulations to the City attacker after the final whistle. ‘He’s a legend and the legend rose tonight,’ the City manager said. ‘I think that Thierry Henry is one of the most incredible players that I’ve seen in this league and I think Titi will be proud. ‘But Sergio is the guy, he broke his record. He [Henry] was a legend and Sergio is the same.
SHARE THIS NEWS USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇Very very happy about this victory, and it's truly moving to reach new milestones — standing alongside legends like @ThierryHenry, FrankLampard and @AlanShearer pic.twitter.com/KzlKpRtZ6C— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) January 12, 2020