The dream had to come to an end, however not watching Sergio Aguero at the Etihad in his last season makes it hurt that little bit more. So, let’s have a look back at just some of his best-ever goals for the Blues.
On his debut for City, Aguero netted a brace in a 4-0 win over Swansea back in 2011. The Argentine scored a tap-in just 8 minutes after coming on to mark his first City goal. He then provided an assist for David Silva, but Aguero wasn’t finished yet, he struck from 25 yards to mark the perfect debut.
It was the first time City had posed any sort of threat to Manchester United’s league dominance, but United’s biggest ever defeat to the Blues could not have come at a better time. Of course, the 6-1 thrashing at Old Trafford. While Aguero’s goal was only a back post-tap-in from a Micah Richard’s cross, there is no ‘only a tap-in’ when scoring in a derby. Aguero’s goal put us 3-0 up and somewhat secured the win before the onslaught.
Although it is not a single moment, it could not go unmentioned when Aguero scored 5 goals in just 20 minutes against Newcastle back in 2015. He joined a list of elites, becoming only the 5th player in Premier League history to score 5 goals in one game (alongside Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe, Andy Cole and Dimitar Berbatov).
One of Aguero’s 12 hattricks in the Premier League was against Watford in 2017. The goal that really impressed was his first, he picked the ball up 30 yards away from goal and weaved through the Watford team and scored from a tough angle.
Beating Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad back in 2019 is a sweet memory for us all. Of course, credit to the whole team (and stadium announcers who played ‘Chelsea’s song’ after the game) for such a momentous result. On that day, Aguero secured a hattrick. He put us 3-0 up in the 19th minute (goals 13, 19) and scored a penalty in the second half. It was his first goal that was the most impressive, a 25-yard screamer into the top corner.
The goal that everyone would know would feature, of course, THAT QPR goal to secure the title in the 94th minute. The goal itself does not need explaining or any emphasis on what it meant to every single City fan. The way he could have gone down for a penalty (would it have been given?), the fact it was in Fergie time, how he stole the title away from our biggest rivals who had the celebrations ready at the Stadium of Light, but what made it so amazing was it was the end of the era we knew, and the start of our Premier League domination.
There are many other brilliant goals Sergio has scored, too many to mention, what was your favourite Aguero moment after QPR?