BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has set the record for most English Premier League goals by an overseas player.
Aguero moved to 177 career EPL goals after scoring a hat trick on Sunday for Man City in a 6-1 win at Aston Villa in his 255th league appearance.
His second goal Sunday took the 31-year-old Argentine past the previous record of 175 in 258 games by former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry.
Aguero’s record is even more impressive given that he only moved to England at age 23 from Atletico Madrid.
Aguero is now tied for fourth in the all-time standings for all players with Frank Lampard. The record is held by Alan Shearer with 260 for Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle.
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