English Premiership

Aguero joy at reaching Premier League milestone

Sergio Aguero (Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has expressed his delight at becoming the second-fastest player to bag 150 goals in the Premier League.

City's all-time leading scorer reached the milestone on Sunday in the 6-1 hammering of Southampton at the Etihad Stadium to take his tally for the season to seven league goals.

The landmark came in Aguero's 217th top-flight appearance, which is only surpassed by Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, who managed it in 212 matches.

The Argentina international now shares the lead with Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard in the race for the Golden Boot.

"Very happy for this win and for scoring my 150th goal in the Premier League with this great club," Aguero said on Twitter after the match.

"A big thanks to all the team and fans for their support. And we're going for even more!"

The 30-year-old striker only trails Wayne Rooney (183) and Thierry Henry (175) in goals scored for a single Premier League club.

Fixtures
Sat 19 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Everton
West Bromwich Albion
Goodison Park
Sat 19 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Leeds United
Fulham
Elland Road
Sat 19 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
Manchester United
Crystal Palace
Old Trafford
Results
Mon 14 Sep 20
Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Chelsea 3
Mon 14 Sep 20
Sheffield United 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
Sun 13 Sep 20
Tottenham Hotspur 0
Everton 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Arsenal
1
1
3
2. Leicester City
1
1
3
3. Chelsea
1
1
3
4. Newcastle United
1
1
3