Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored three goals as Pep Guardiola’s side came out 6-0 winners over Chelsea yesterday.
It was the Argentine’s eleventh hat-trick for City in the Premier League; equalling the record set by Alan Shearer.
After the game, Guardiola reserved special praise for Aguero’s consistency to score goals over a long period of time:
“I have said many times, Sergio scores every single season a lot of goals.”
“I admire these kind of players, the consistency. Young players come, but some stay for a long time, that is fantastic.”
Fans on Twitter lauded Aguero for his superb display against the Blues:
It’s getting ridiculous 🤣🤣🤣
— Whawha (@Momaverick83) 10 February 2019
— Danilo (@danilo3luiz) 10 February 2019
I love this man 😭
— Aj Frömmelt🇩🇪 (@AjFrommelt17) 10 February 2019
The goat 🐐
— Simon (@siboden) 10 February 2019
— 🤴F.O.B 🤴 (@francisobengboa) 10 February 2019
— Maverick Zvokukilah (@MZvokukilah) 10 February 2019
Great king kun loved the performance 😍😍
— Sammy Takudzwa (@sammy_takudzwa) 10 February 2019
What a striker! Legend
— Phil H Dearness (@DearnessPhil) 10 February 2019
— J Bettis (@JBettis243) 10 February 2019
The hat-trick means the Argentinian striker is now level with Liverpool’s Mo Salah at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 17 goals.
Aguero is just four behind the 21 he scored in the whole of last season, and he is now on course to finish as the league’s top scorer for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign.
At 30 years of age, he’s got time on his side to break a few more records yet. He could surpass both Jermain Defoe and Robbie Fowler before the end of this season to become the sixth most prolific goalscorer in Premier League history.