The City striker stole the headlines with a elegant hat-trick as Guardiola’s champions put Aston Villa to the sword in a complete 6-1 victory on Sunday night.
Riyad Mahrez scored a first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus additionally netted in an embarrassingly one-sided conflict at Villa Park, with Anwar El Ghazi firing in a comfort purpose from the penalty spot on the loss of life.
Aguero ‘s objectives have been his 175th, 176th and 177th objectives within the English high flight and the 31-year-old now sits joint-fourth within the record of all-time goalscorers within the league, alongside Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Most Premier League objectives
Alan Shearer – 260 (441 appearances)
Wayne Rooney – 208 (491)
Andy Cole – 187 (414)
Frank Lampard – 177 (609)
Sergio Aguero – 177 (255)*
Thierry Henry – 175 (258)
Only Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer have scored extra objectives than the Argentinian ahead.
Following City’s win, Aguero instructed Sky Sports: ‘I’m so blissful for the record however thanks to my team-mates as a result of they assist me.
‘I am so happy. I want to keep scoring more goals but it all depends on my team-mates.’
Asked whether or not he can break Shearer’s all-time record, Aguero replied: ‘I will try. He has too many goals so I don’t know. I’ll strive.’
Guardiola says Aguero has already established himself as a ‘legend’ and handed on his congratulations to the City attacker after the ultimate whistle.
‘He’s a legend and the legend rose tonight,’ the City supervisor stated.
‘I think that Thierry Henry is one of the most incredible players that I’ve seen on this league and I feel Titi will likely be proud.
‘But Sergio is the guy, he broke his record. He [Henry] was a legend and Sergio is identical.
Very very blissful about this victory, and it is actually transferring to attain new milestones — standing alongside legends like @ThierryHenry, FrankLampard and @AlanShearer pic.twitter.com/KzlKpRtZ6C
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) January 12, 2020
‘Congratulations. We are congratulating him within the locker room as a result of to rating this quantity of objectives as a overseas participant and this many hat-tricks (12) means you have got performed a number of good issues for a lot of, a few years.
‘When you score this incredible amount of goals over that amount of years it’s as a result of you have got to be constant.’
Villa supervisor Dean Smith believes his facet began ‘brightly’ earlier than Mahrez opened the floodgates within the 18th minute.
‘It’s powerful if you come up in opposition to world class groups,’ Smith stated.
‘There’s knowledgeable pleasure as a coach and a staff and the third purpose summed it up – they’d about 20 passes with out us laying a glove on them.
‘Up till that time we had contained them however Marhez has handed it in from eight yards and nobody had a sort out on him.
‘There was no bodily contact for the primary and third purpose and now we have additionally made errors that allowed them to get in.
‘We did play a part. We had a game plan and we started off fairly brightly but we were giving them too much respect.’