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One for the record books : Sergio Aguero becomes Manchester City’s all time record scorer

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Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s greatest ever goalscorer, and he is still the best striker in the Premier League too – just.

He is a world-class finisher but part of what makes him so special is his consistency – he has been scoring at an incredible rate for City for more than six seasons now, not just two or three, and even Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have not managed that yet.

Aguero’s goal against Napoli on Wednesday saw him surpass Eric Brook’s total of 177 goals in all competitions for City and become his club’s top scorer with 178. There are many more to come – he has broken the record now, but I think he will go on to smash it.

The 29-year-old Argentina international is already a City legend, but landmarks like this one cement his place in their history, and he deserves it. There is no doubt Aguero is also one of the best strikers of the entire Premier League era.

His scoring statistics in that competition alone – 129 goals in 188 appearances – tell you how good he is, and why I rate him so highly.

I find it strange that, so far, he has never made a Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year during his time in England, but there is not much he can do about that and I am not sure he will be too bothered.

He has two league titles and a shed-load of goals to show everyone how good he is, as well as City’s record, so he has had an amazingly successful time no matter which way you look at it – and it could get even better still.

‘He’s so difficult to stop – and he has adapted his game’.