Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has set a new record for the most Premier League goals by an overseas player.
Aguero scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa to surpass Thierry Henry’s record of 175 goals, and also go past Alan Shearer’s hat-trick record with his 12th treble in the top flight.
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The 31-year-old, now on 177 goals, achieved the feat in his 255th Premier League game. Henry scored 175 goals in 258 games for Arsenal.
??? @aguerosergiokun is the top scoring non-Englishman in @premierleague history, and only @WayneRooney has scored more PL goals for a single club pic.twitter.com/5s0KwxKw0v
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Most hat-tricks in @premierleague history:
8⃣ @ThierryHenry, @HKane, Michael Owen pic.twitter.com/9e47A2jugy
Aguero’s record is even more impressive given that he only moved to England at the age of 23 from La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
When English players are included, Aguero is fifth in the all-time Premier League standings.
The league’s goalscoring record is held by Shearer, who scored 260 times, including 11 hat-tricks, during spells at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle.
Aguero: More goals? Depends on my team-mates!
Aguero praised his team-mates for their role in his performance and, speaking to Sky Sports alongside Riyad Mahrez, urged them to keep providing him with the service.
“I’m so happy for the record,” he said. “But I thank my team-mates because they helped me this year. I’m so happy.
“I want to keep scoring more goals, but it all depends on my team-mates. If they pass to me, then it’s fine.
“It’s too far to Shearer (all-time record) but I will try,”
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