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Guardiola: Aguero’s finishing is a gift

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Pep Guardiola insists that Sergio Aguero’s ruthless nature in front of goal is a unique phenomenon.

Our record goalscorer bowed out at the Etihad Stadium in style, notching a late brace to help City on our way to an emphatic 5-0 victory over Everton in front of 10,000 supporters.

The Argentine’s Premier League legacy has never been in doubt and he calls time on his City career as the competition’s highest scoring non-English player with 184 goals in 275 games.

His two strikes against the Toffees were prime examples of Aguero’s finishing ability, cleverly creating space in the box for a cheeky trivela opener before clinically dispatching a bullet header late on.

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And Guardiola not only waxed lyrical about the forward's incredible scoring talent, but also about our number 10’s infectious personality and off-field demeanour.

“He showed in the last decade, it’s great, it’s fantastic,” the City boss said of Aguero’s quality in front of goal.

“He has this gift that his mum and dad gave him, or God, and he will always have it.

“He’s a funny and humble guy, a good guy, he made an incredible two goals.

“Sergio helped alongside us to bring this club to the level we have now, he’s a special person.

“It was the perfect end and a fairytale moment.”

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Aguero’s decisive contribution against Everton ensured that the Argentine got the send off he deserved at the Etihad Stadium, as he claimed a fifth Premier League title with the Club.

Guardiola revealed that it was the striker’s choice to come off the bench rather than to start the game, but also joked that the decision certainly paid off.

“We spoke yesterday how he felt, and if he wanted to play in the beginning,” he declared.

“He decided maybe the last 30 minutes, but he didn’t tell me he only needed 30 minutes to score two goals!

“It’s perfect, so good for him.”

While it was certainly a fairytale end to the Premier League season, City will be hoping for one final flourish in six days’ time when we face Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Asked whether Aguero might have the chance to write one final chapter in his glittering story at the Club, Guardiola agreed that the Argentine could still play an important role in Portugal’s European showpiece.

He said: “Yes of course (Aguero could feature in the final).

“We have five substitutions, in the beginning I don’t know but of course he has a special feeling, something special.

“Of course he will be ready, he’s ready if we need him to help us win the Champions League.”

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