Man City boss Pep Guardiola hails 'legend' Sergio Aguero as he breaks Premier League overseas goals record

Malik Ouzia
Evening Standard
Aguero takes Thierry Henry's record, having scored 177 Premier League goals for City: Action Images via Reuters
Aguero takes Thierry Henry's record, having scored 177 Premier League goals for City: Action Images via Reuters

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola heaped praise on ‘legend’ Sergio Aguero, after the Argentine became the Premier League’s all-time leading overseas goalscorer.

Aguero’s hat-trick helped City to a 6-1 hammering of Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, and took his overall league goals tally to 177, breaking the record held by Arsenal great Thierry Henry, who found the net 175 times.

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The hat-trick was Aguero’s 12th in his Premier League career, taking that record outright having previously shared it with Alan Shearer, who remains the competition’s most prolific player with 260 goals.

“[Aguero] is a legend and legends rise tonight,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Thierry Henry is one most incredible players to play in this league and he will be proud that Sergio is the guy who breaks his record. He was a legend and Sergio is the same.

“To score this amount of goals means you have done for many years a lot of good things. He's been consistent for many years and so we are proud of him.

"He is the most incredible person. You cannot achieve this without being a guy who loves to play football."

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