Sergio Aguero has set a new record for goals by an overseas player in the top division of English football as his hat-trick fired Manchester City to spark a rout and earn a massive 6-1 win against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
The Argentine prolific striker scored his 175th, 176th, and 177th goals as he scored a hat-trick, taking him past the record of 175 set by French striker and Premier League legend Thierry Henry with Arsenal.
Riyad Mahrez scored twice and Gabriel Jesus also gets on the score sheet to lift champions City up to second, two points ahead of Leicester but still 14 behind Liverpool, having played a game more than Jurgen Klopp’s flying Reds who defeated Tottenham Hotspur a day before.
Aguero said he is happy to ‘score goals’ and break the record but also ‘thanked’ his team players.
“I am so happy for the record but thank you to my teammates because they help me,” Aguero said.
I want to keep scoring more goals but it all depends on my teammates.”
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City was at their clinical best and displayed a sound football spectacle.
Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring on 18 minutes and doubled City’s lead six minutes later before Sergio Aguero equaled Henry with the third four minutes later. Jesus made it four with a goal right on half-time, before Aguero broke the record with his second 12 minutes into the second half and put the icing on the cake with his third nine minutes from time.
The third goal also gave Aguero his 12th league hat-trick, another new record.
Anwar El Ghazi scored Villa’s consolation goal in injury time with a penalty but.
However, a loss against the Manchester side sends Aston Villa in the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Watford moved defeated Bournemouth by 3-0 at the Vitality Stadium and moved out of the relegation zone.
Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra scored the goals as Watford continued their resurgence under manager Nigel Pearson.