Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City as the top scorer and goalscorer of his biggest goal.
With a club record of 257 goals and 10 major trophies since signing £ 38m at Atletico Madrid in City definitely got his money’s worth in 2011.
Many could argue that the productive Argentine actually repaid his fee several times when he scored just one of those goals.
That was in 2012, when Aguero Not only scored the most famous goal of his brilliant career, but also the biggest in the history of the Premier League.
In the most sensational ending the competition has ever seen, Aguero has his name firmly engraved on the city’s folklore as he scored the goal that practically secured the title with the last kick of the season.
City had lost 2-1 to QPR in stoppage time in the last game of the season and apparently handed the crown to arch-rivals Manchester United.
Still, they turned it around in a dramatic way, first with an equalizer from Edin Dzeko and then with Aguero’s notable later, later intervention.
Aguero took a back pass from a recumbent Mario Balotelli and stormed into the area, circled a defender and smashed the ball past Paddy Kenny. The clock read 93:20 when Aguero twisted his shirt around his head and Pandemonium broke out on the contact line and in the stands.
City had grabbed the trophy because of the goal difference on death and had completed an extraordinary title race in the there had already been many twists and turns in ways that were hard to believe.
It was the club’s first title in 44 years, and bringing United to the post made it all the cuter.
When Aguero When returning to Manchester in the future, this is the destination most people will want to talk to him about.
While it may start some conversations, it is unlikely to end as there is so much about Agueros brilliant city career to discuss.
He scored with a bang with two goals – one spectacular – against Swansea in the debut and scored with great regularity thereafter. There were stunners and tap-ins, volleys and headers. There were 16 hat-tricks, including a sensational five-star game against Newcastle, two triples against Chelsea and a memorable three-goal goal against Bayern Munich.
There were many milestones along the way, especially when he was Scored a goal against Napoli in 2017 to overtake 1930s star Eric Brook as the city’s top scorer at 178. The following year he became the first City player to score 200 points. In the Premier League, he’s the top overseas scorer in the competition at 181 – a number that puts him fourth overall behind Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187).
It There were also challenges, the biggest after the arrival of Pep Guardiola as manager in 2016. After Aguero succeeded as an absolute striker under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, Aguero initially didn’t seem to fit into the more demanding style of the Spaniard. More importantly, the opponents to press and play a bigger hand in build-up.
Speculation about his future increased after the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, a striker who seems more in line with Guardiola’s thoughts, but he responded by improving his all-round play and once again became indispensable.
If there was a mistake, it was a surprisingly indifferent record from the penalty spot. Injuries have frustrated him too – muscle problems in the early years leading to diet and lifestyle changes, and knee problems more recently – but these are just footnotes to a great career.
He will leave City after he has published statistics that have been unbeatable for many years – and scored a goal that for many never will be.
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