Pep Guardiola Says Sergio Aguero 'Will Die Scoring Goals' After EPL Records

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester CIty celebrates victory with the match ball after he scored a hat-trick during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero after he claimed two Premier League records during Sunday's 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa.  

The Argentine surpassed Thierry Henry to become the division's highest-scoring player from abroad with his treble at Villa Park. The striker also broke Alan Shearer's record for most Premier League hat-tricks after gaining the 12th of his career.

According to FourFourTwo, Guardiola congratulated his hitman after the drubbing, stating Aguero "will die scoring goals" after his latest achievements.

"He will die scoring goals. He is one of the best, no doubt. The best is (Lionel) Messi but the rest? Sergio is absolutely one of them.

"All the players in the locker room congratulated him. To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.

"To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.

"It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that, hopefully he can score more.

"There are players through the incredible history of English football and he is one of them, he helps to make the Premier League and English football better."

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Paul
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Guardiola chose to play Aguero with Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez, and the trio ripped through a hapless Villa defence.

The three forwards shared all the goals between them. Mahrez opened the first half with a brace, and Jesus netted on the stroke of half-time.

Aguero said he enjoyed his double-record achievements and explained Guardiola's tactics and training have enhanced his exploits:

Aguero's 177 Premier League goals take him above Henry's previous record at Arsenal, making him the most potent import in the division's history.

City resembled the side that stormed toward two consecutive league crowns, and their personality was clearly present against Dean Smith's men.

The champions are back up to second after their win after Leicester City slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat against Southampton on Saturday.

However, City are still 14 points behind Liverpool after the leaders beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 to claim their 20th win from just 21 matches.

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