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Sergio Aguero’s 10 Greatest Manchester City Goals

 • by Matt Gault
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Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Agüero scored four more yesterday against Leicester City.

He overtook Eric Brook back in November, who took 494 games to score 177. The Argentine has 197 in 285. That’s just how great a goalscorer he is. His record is unbelievable.

Here at Football Whispers, we’ve put together a list of his ten greatest goals.

Vs Swansea City (August 2011)

No better place to start than the striker’s first-ever game in a City shirt. Having signed from Atlético Madrid that summer, Agüero had been late in joining up with his new teammates after playing in the Copa America.

However, as they soon found out, he was worth the wait. Just nine minutes into his debut, he scored his side’s second after Edin Džeko opened the scoring. He then set up David Silva for City’s third.

Not content with that, though, Agüero announced his arrival in English football in more emphatic fashion with his second of the night, an unstoppable driving effort from distance that speared into the bottom corner with ferocious speed. Have that.

Vs Newcastle United (October 2015)

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This was when Agüero was simply operating at a level defenders couldn’t handle. You almost felt sorry for the Newcastle ones desperately failing to keep him in check. The Argentine scored five in 20 minutes during a chaotic 6-1 win for City at the Etihad, and this was the pick of the bunch.

Being played through by Kevin De Bruyne, the forward spotted Tim Krul rushing off his line and lifted the ball deftly over his head. It was coolness personified.

Vs Liverpool (November 2015)

On a truly forgettable afternoon for City, losing 4-1 at home to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, Agüero gave the fans something to smile about. Picking up the ball in midfield, he shook off Lucas Leiva before sending a beautifully shaped right-footed drive into the corner.

Vs Norwich City (April 2012)

This was a game in which City fans saw the glorious possibilities of an Agüero-Carlos Tévez partnership up front. The latter thumped the Canaries with a hat-trick during a 6-1 win, but also provided an ingenious assist for his compatriot, backheeling the ball into his path. Agüero let it run across his body before launching it high into the net. A beautiful goal.

Vs Monaco (February 2017)

During a breathless and memorable 5-3 win over Monaco in the Champions League last-16 first leg, Aguero swept home a volley of sheer precision and power. It may have got lost somewhere amid all the goals, drama and controversy on the night, but it’s certainly worth remembering: tracking the ball as it flies in from the corner before expertly swishing his right boot at it.

It’s not an easy skill to execute, but he made it look easy.

Vs Tottenham Hotspur (August 2011)

In a game which saw Džeko score four times in a 5-1 romp of Spurs, this Agüero gem still manages to stand out. Picking up the ball outside the area, he leaves Michael Dawson in his wake by driving through the defender with raw power before firing a thunderous effort into the far top corner.

Vs Manchester United (April 2013)

The title had been effectively clinched by United at this stage, but Agüero was not prepared to stand on ceremony. The Argentine tore through a sleepy United defence, bouncing off Danny Welbeck and proving too razor sharp for Phil Jones before lashing an unanswerable thunderbolt into the roof of the net.

Vs Chelsea (October 2013)

Chelsea boss José Mourinho described Agüero as a “powerful tank” in the build-up to this game and the forward certainly lived up to that billing. Making a trademark run, Agüero steamed in behind Gary Cahill before lashing a left-footed effort into the top corner at Petr Cech’s near post.

It was a goal of wonderful implausibility, in its timing, execution and sheer audacity. It’s no wonder Cech looked like he didn’t know what day of the week it was as it flashed past him.

Vs Liverpool (February 2013)

Another utterly inconceivable goal, Agüero made Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina look like a fool after the Spaniard raced off his line to stop the striker. Anticipating the onrushing stopper, the forward cushioned the ball with his knee before lifting the ball over Martin Škrtel and perfectly inside the post.

Vs Queens Park Rangers (May 2012)

Oh, how predictable! Guilty. But, then again, it could never have been any other goal. Standing tallest in the pantheon of the Premier League’s most memorable moments, another educated swing of Agüero’s right boot sent City into dreamland, clinching their first league title in 44 years with virtually the last kick of the season.

The goal itself was a cracker, too, composing himself and staying on his feet after a poked pass from Mario Balotelli before ripping a history-making right-footer past Paddy Kenny and send Martin Tyler into hysterics.

AGUERRROOOOOOO!

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