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Media react to ‘irrepressible’ Aguero

ON TARGET: Sergio Aguero delivered an eye-catching performance against Watford.

ON TARGET: Sergio Aguero delivered an eye-catching performance against Watford.

Manchester City’s free-flowing, free-scoring victory over Watford is top of Monday’s Blue-focused news agenda.

Unsurprisingly, the rampant display has earned much admiration from journalists, while today's media round-up also sees Gabriel Jesus praised by a Brazil team-mate.

But first to another South American striker.

Two goals and an assist capped a fine season for Sergio Aguero, with the press quick to acknowledge his Vicarage Road display.

The BBC’s Jonathan Jurejko is particularly complimentary in his match report.

He writes: “Aguero has proved to be one of City's all-time greatest players since his £38m arrival from Spanish side Atletico Madrid in 2011, scoring 179 goals in 253 appearances to help the Blues win two Premier League titles and two League Cups.

“The 28-year-old Argentina striker was irrepressible.

“His movement constantly stretched the Watford defence, creating chances for himself and the team, and his own chances were sealed by trademark clinical finishing.”

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In truth many Blues caught the eye at Watford, though the Manchester Evening News’ Simon Bajkowski was keen to highlight the impact of Vincent Kompany.

“The Belgian deserves a slew of compliments,” he explains in his post-match analysis.

“His committed performances have shored up a defence that struggled without him, and his presence has been calming on those around him - notably Nicolas Otamendi.

“Going forward, three goals in those eight games have proved useful and his passing looks improved and more in fitting with what Guardiola wants.”

Meanwhile, another of Sunday’s goal scorers has impressed one of his international colleagues.

Chelsea midfielder, Willian, has tipped Jesus to have a long-lasting impact at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to Rio-based newspaper, O Globo (via Inside Futbol), the Brazilian said of the young forward: “He has already shown why he came to England and is doing well, scoring goals and providing assists. 

“The injury didn’t work out, but he played well when he came back and he has got everything to become an idol [at Manchester City].

“I was impressed with his humility in the national team and he’s a good guy.”

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