Unprecedented! Aguero ‘so happy’ to set Premier League hat trick record
Manchester City superstar Sergio Aguero set two Premier League records in Sunday’s 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa at Villa Park.
First, Aguero’s second goal of the day made him the highest-scoring non-Englishman in league history.
He then added his 177th Premier League goal to push him past legendary striker Alan Shearer for the league’s most hat tricks.
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It was a star show from Aguero, who also registered an assist.
“I’m so happy for the record. I thank my teammates because they helped me these nine years,” Aguero said when asked about the record, adding that he’s not ruling out the 74 more goals needed to catch Alan Shearer’s all-time PL record.
David Silva set up Aguero’s second, the 21st time he’s assisted the Argentine. That breaks a three-way tie with two pairs to seat Silva and Aguero behind just Frank Lampard’s 24 assists to Didier Drogba in Premier League history.
Here are the goals that set the new standards.