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Barry says record-equalling Aguero is one of the game's great strikers

02 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time record goal scorer after scoring against Serie A giants, Napoli in a Champions League encounter on Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old surpassed the longstanding tally of 1930s club hero Brook when he struck in the 69th minute at the San Paolo Stadium.

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Napoli, by contrast, were sharp and produced a number of good attacks in the opening quarter.

Dries Mertens had already tested Ederson twice and Marek Hamsik had also tried his luck from long range. I've been lucky to play with them.

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City boss Pep Guardiola made four changes to the team that started against West Bromwich Albion in the league at the weekend.

Ilkay Gundogan, Danilo, Sterling and Aguero were all recalled at the expense of Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

Kalidou Koulibaly is one booking away from a suspension in the competition and the same can be said for Kevin De Bruyne. Aguero headed another chance wide before Raheem Sterling, claiming a push by Elseid Hysaj, had a penalty appeal rejected.

Napoli cleared the resulting corner behind but conceded from City's second attempt as Stones powered in Sane's outswinger via the underside of the crossbar.

Ederson saved a spot-kick from Mertens in Manchester but Jorginho stepped up to calmly send him the wrong way. He was unable to beat the last defender but Aguero picked up the loose ball and showed great composure to continue the charge and thump a shot into the bottom corner. They've got a ideal record after three games and can secure their place in the next round with a win tonight.


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