On This Day in 2017: Sergio Aguero breaks Manchester City’s scoring record

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Sergio Aguero broke Manchester City’s scoring record on this day in 2017 as he netted his 178th goal for the club in a Champions League victory at Napoli.

The Argentina forward surpassed the tally of Eric Brook, a record which had stood since 1939, with his finish in the 69th minute of the 4-2 win at the San Paolo Stadium.

Aguero, signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, was making his 264th City appearance.

The then 29-year-old said after the match: “I am enjoying this moment, I am very happy. This moment has been a long time coming.”

City boss Pep Guardiola said: “When one guy achieved that – big congratulations.

“What he’s done for all his team-mates – he’s a legend in the history of this club. Enjoy it. Everyone has to be so proud.”

Aguero went on to register a total of 260 goals for City, the most memorable of which was the stoppage-time strike which sealed the 2011-12 Premier League title.

Aguero left City this summer having helped the club win five Premier League titles (Dave Thompson/PA).
Sergio Aguero left City this summer having helped the club win five Premier League titles (Dave Thompson/PA).

He helped the club win five league titles overall, as well as one FA Cup and six League Cups.

With his contract expiring, Aguero moved on to Barcelona this summer on a free transfer.

His final appearance before the move was as a substitute in City’s loss to Chelsea in last season’s Champions League final – his 390th for the club.

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