With a hat trick by Argentine Sergio Aguero – who broke Thierry Henry’s record of an overseas player with most goals scored in the English Premier League – Manchester City destroyed Aston Villa away at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Sunday. The Spanish coach Pep Guardiola’s team put 6-1 past the opponent and returned to the second place of the competition.
Manchester City reached 47 points and returned to the second position because, in addition to winning, they also counted on Leicester City’s stumble as they ended up losing at home to Southampton by 2-1 and stopped at 45 points. As for Aston Villa, they entered the relegation zone, in 18th position.
With three goals scored this Sunday, Aguero reached 177 in total and passed Frenchman and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who had scored 175. Dutchman Robin Van Persie is third on the list with 135.
In addition, the Argentine also achieved another significant achievement: he became the player who got the most hat tricks in the modern era of the competition, with 12 hat tricks, surpassing former England and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
It’s a sure thing that Sergio Aguero is a Premier League legend. Whether Man City will keep on fighting for titles after his and Pep Guardiola’s departures is a whole another story, but the Argentine striker is part of this Man City momentum.
Manchester City’s rout was completed with two goals from Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez, who scored the first two goals of the match, and another one from Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, who scored the last one with an assist from Belgian Kevin De Bruyne.
Aston Villa’s goal of honor came from a penalty kick converted by Moroccan striker El-Ghazi in the final minutes.