I want to keep scoring, says Aguero after historic hat-trick

I want to keep scoring, says Aguero after historic hat-trick

Sergio Aguero was thrilled to have secured a twin entry into the Premier League history books with his hat-trick against Aston Villa, but remains hungry for even more goals.

The Argentina striker overtook Frenchman Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s leading overseas scorer after taking his tally to 177 goals in 255 matches during Manchester City’s 6-1 mauling of Villa.

Aguero also now boasts the most hat-tricks in the competition’s 18-year history, with his 12th treble seeing him move past Alan Shearer.

The prolific South American hitman, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, told Sky Sports after the match: “I’m so happy for the record.

“But I thank my team-mates because they helped me this year. I’m so happy.”

Aguero came into Sunday’s game at Villa Park sitting sixth in the all-time Premier League scoring charts.

  1. Alan Shearer (260)
  2. Wayne Rooney (208)
  3. Andrew Cole (187)
  4. Sergio Aguero & Frank Lampard (177)

He is now joint fourth after moving above former Arsenal star Henry and joining Frank Lampard on 177 strikes.

Only Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andrew Cole (187) now lie above the 31-year-old, who is under contract at City until June 2021 and eager to add to his goal tally.

Aguero added: “I want to keep scoring more goals, but it all depends on my team-mates. If they pass to me, then it’s fine.”

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