Sergio Aguero made a statement on his debut for Manchester City following his big money transfer for Atletico Madrid. Introduced as a second half substitute against Swansea City, he scored two goals and set up a third. It was exactly the type of start that City fans were hoping for.
He notched another goal in City's third match of the season as the Citizen's put Tottenham Hotspur to the sword with a 5-1 mauling that, in my opinion, is the most impressive result of the season so far. To go away to a top four contender, fielding almost a full strength team, and give them that type of beating makes the rest of the league take notice. Especially when the scoreline actually flattered Spurs!
During that match Aguero's strike partner, Edin Dzeko, helped himself to four goals and put himself in pole position to be City's top goal scorer this campaign. Aguero is not a man who allows himself to be outdone though, and he will also have eyes on the City golden boot this season. He made his case known with a trio of excellent finishes as City beat Wigan on Saturday without breaking a sweat.
It's Aguero's first Premier League hat trick, and I don't think I'm alone in thinking that it won't be his last. With that in mind, I thought I'd put together a short slideshow of the people he'll be looking to match, and overtake, in the hat trick grabbing stakes and how, in my opinion, he stands to do in comparison to them.
I hope you enjoy.