Aguero set to make history
- 09 March 2016 12:00
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Sergio Aguero is poised to enter the Top 10 all-time City goal-scorers list after his brace against Aston Villa moved him within two goals of tenth-placed Frank Roberts.
Now on 128, Kun is just two goals behind Roberts who scored 130 times for the Blues in all competitions.
Should Sergio find the net a couple more times, he will move about Roberts having reached the figure in 43 games less and he should end this season in eighth position with Billy Gillespie and Fred Tilson both tied on 132 goals.
Aguero has scored 94 Premier League goals to date and is 13th in the Club’s league goals only list while he is just 50 goals shy of becoming the greatest goal-scorer City have ever had.
“It would be a major achievement if I can enter the top ten,” said Aguero. “But I’d rather focus on my next goal rather than the ones I’ve scored so far and the ones I might score in the future.
“Breaking a record would very nice for sure – they are meant to be broken in the first place. But if I do it, I hope it doesn’t last for many years, because that would mean that the Club can keep growing thanks to the efforts of other prolific players.”
Aguero is expected to lead the line again at Carrow Road this weekend – a ground where he has scored every time he has played.
Kun bagged two goals in the magnificent 6-1 win in 2012 as City powered towards a first title in 44 years – his brace is sometimes forgotten with Carlos Tevez stealing the headlines with a spectacular hat-trick.
Sergio then struck a year later as the Blues won 4-3 at Carrow Road and he scored a fantastic solo goal against the Canaries in the FA Cup tie at the same venue in January.
Add a couple of goals at the Etihad and Kun has scored six goals in six games, with the only time he didn’t find the net against the Norfolk side coming in 2013 during a 3-2 home loss.
One thing seems guaranteed when he lines up against the Canaries – there will be goals! The six matches he’s played have seen City score 27 times with Norwich scoring eight – that’s an average of just shy of six goals per match.
Aguero also needs six more goals to join an elite group of players to have scored 100 Premier League goals – an achievement only 24 other players have managed before, though even Kun will have trouble catching 260-goal Alan Shearer.
He will be the first South American to enter the list, which includes former City stars Frank Lampard, Nicolas Anelka, Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole.