Despite continued reports of Sergio Agüero’s career at Manchester City being on borrowed time, the Argentine striker became the all-time leading non-European Premier League scorer when he broke the deadlock in the 5-0 win over Liverpool.
Racing on to Kevin De Bruyne’s perfectly weighted through ball, Agüero skipped round Simon Mignolet to put City ahead in an important early season fixture.
The goal not only closes on City’s all-time record goalscorer Eric Brook but was his 124th Premier League strike, taking the Argentine clear of Dwight Yorke. It was also the sixth successive time that Agüero has scored at home against Liverpool, an achievement only matched by Alan Shearer (v Everton), Thierry Henry (v Aston Villa) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (v West Ham).
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) September 9, 2017
Sadio Mane’s first half red card allowed Gabriel Jesus to double the lead before Agüero laid on a second for the Brazilian and substitute Leroy Sane added a late brace to complete the rout.
Agüero may have increased competition and accept a degree of rotation in Pep Guardiola’s plans but when fit will continue to score goals for City.
— ManchesterCityGoals (@mancitygoalz) September 9, 2017