Sergio Aguero rewrites Premier League record in farewell match

In his last league match for Manchester City, Aguero breaks Wayne Rooney's goal record to help City finish the season in style.

Sergio Aguero in action at Etihad for a final time for Manchester City; Credit: Premier League Twitter

In a fitting farewell, Sergio Aguero scored twice to help Manchester City beat Everton 5-0 and set a Premier League record in the process. Playing in his final home and league game for City, the Argentinian came off the bench in the second half to a warm welcome from the fans. He scored twice in the span of five minutes at Etihad to break Wayne Rooney’s record for the most Premier League goals with one club.

Aguero finished his reign at Manchester City in the league with 184 Premier League goals, just one above Rooney’s 183 with Manchester United. The 32-year-old striker, who will be joining Barcelona in the summer, has won five Premier League titles in his time at Etihad. He has scored 247 goals across all competitions in 374 games for City.

Injuries, however, limited Aguero to only 12 Premier League matches this season, but he went past Rooney’s tally on the final day in breathtaking fashion. His Manchester City career, however, is not yet over. He can still add a Champions League title to his trophy collection next weekend when City face Chelsea in the final.

Earlier, Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for the hosts before Gabriel Jesus doubled their advantage in the first half. In the second period, Phil Foden made it 3-0 for City, and from there on it was all about Aguero’s double strike. Manchester City finished their title-winning season with 86 points in total.

Youngsters shine for Man Utd

Manchester United ended the Premier League season with a 2-1 away victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Thanks to the three points at Molineux, the Red Devils have now made it through a whole campaign unbeaten away from home.

Keeping Wednesday’s Europa League final against Villarreal in mind, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a raft of changes to the starting XI. A couple of youngsters also made it to the playing eleven with Anthony Elanga and Amad Diallo making the final cut.

Elanga scored his first goal for the senior team with a composed header before Nelson Semedo equalised for the home side. At half-time, Donny van de Beek was tripped by Romain Saiss, causing VAR to intervene. Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot after checking the pitchside monitor.

Juan Mata made no mistake from the penalty kick to help the Reds end their Premier League campaign with a win. Sitting at second, United secured 74 points from 38 games to considerably improve from their last season’s points tally.

Liverpool and Chelsea completed the top four as Leicester City missed out on Champions League places in heart-breaking fashion on the final day.




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