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Media Watch: Sergio Aguero better than ever

Media Watch: Sergio Aguero better than ever
There is what seems like an endless list of plaudits for Manchester City in Monday morning’s sports pages.

It should come as no surprise, given the quality of our display against Aston Villa, which has left the press writing glowing reviews.

The record-breaking Sergio Aguero quite rightly receives most of the acclaim, but there is no shortage of praise for the entire team performance.

So, let’s take a look at what’s been written…


Sky Sports: Sergio Augero: Manchester City striker better than ever as he eclipses Thierry Henry's record

Writes Nick Wright: “Sergio Aguero turned 31 during the summer.

“This is his ninth season at Manchester City and with Gabriel Jesus - one of the finest young strikers in the game - in the most prolific form of his career, he has never faced stiffer competition for his place in the side.

“And yet, at a time when he should be beginning to slow down, a time when his heir apparent should finally be stepping into his shoes, Aguero just keeps getting better.

“Liverpool are surely out of reach this season, but if Manchester City do close the gap it will owe a lot to his enduring brilliance.”

FourFourTwo: Rampant City are not throwing in the towel

“Defending champions Manchester City’s hopes of reeling in runaway leaders Liverpool may be close to non-existent, but if they are going to miss out, they will not do so without throwing everything they have at it.

“On Sunday, they eviscerated a hapless Aston Villa with an intoxicating brand of football as they romped to a 6-1 win at Villa Park in which Kevin de Bruyne and hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero turned in mesmeric individual displays.”

Match reaction

ESPN: Aguero a perfect 10

Writes Liam Wheeler: "The record-breaking striker was nothing short of unplayable at times on an afternoon that saw him bag a hat trick and add an assist.

"The Argentina first attacked the line to tee up Mahrez, before grabbing a goal for himself with a fine 20-yard effort. That was followed by a precise finish into the bottom corner after the break, and he capped a record 12th career Premier League hat trick with a confident finish into the roof of the net."

Manchester Evening News: De Bruyne is back to his best

Tyrone Marshall reports: “Kevin De Bruyne is still only 28, but this was his 201st appearance for the club and he continues to thrill. If he continues at this rate he might end his career as not only City's greatest, but the best import the Premier League has ever had.

“He has to win more and continue to perform at this level to join that pantheon of greats, but this was a sign that the Belgian is back to his brilliant best. His cross for City's fourth goal was a moment of individual excellence few are capable of.”