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Aguero hits hat-trick as Man City thrash Villa


Aguero hits hat-trick as Man City thrash Villa

Sergio Aguero now the finest international goalscorer to ever grace the English Premier League. The Manchester City goal machine scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa, Sunday (Jan 12), to eclipse Thierry Henry as the division's top international goalscorer. Aguero, from Argentina, now has an incredible 177 goals, two more than French Arsenal legend Henry and 33 more than Dutchman Robin van Persie. The hat-trick at Villa Park was Aguero's 12th in the Premier League, which also surpassed Alan Shearer's previous hat-trick record.

Sergio Aguero scored his 12th hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history in rampant Manchester City's six-goal hammering of struggling Aston Villa.

The Argentine moved level - and then past - Thierry Henry, before joining Frank Lampard on 177 goals in England's top flight.

Only three men - Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole - are still ahead of him on the all-time Premier League list. Aguero's number of hat-tricks is a Premier League record.

It was part of a merciless Man City performance as they took apart a Villa side who were suffering their worst defeat since Liverpool beat them at 6-0 at Villa Park in February 2016 and have dropped into the relegation zone.

Riyad Mahrez scored the first two, with Gabriel Jesus splitting Aguero's double just before half-time.

The result leaves City second, the highest position they have occupied following a full round of matches since the beginning of November, although they remain 14 points behind leaders Liverpool, having played a game more.

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