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Aguero becomes highest-scoring foreign player

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Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero topped Arsenal hero Thierry Henry as the leading non-English born goalscorer in Premier League history, in scoring his 177th in the competition.

The Argentina international equaled the Frenchman’s tally in City’s match with Aston Villa on Sunday evening.

Henry scored his goals in 258 appearances over two spells for the Gunners, while Aguero was playing his 255th match for the Manchester side since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Aguero is now only two goals behind the Premier League’s third all-time top scorer, former Chelsea midfielder, and current Blues boss Frank Lampard, and 12 behind Andrew Cole, who once starred for City’s fierce rivals Manchester United.

Aguero’s third goal in the 81st minute also made him the first Premier League player to notch 12 hat-tricks in the competition, beating Alan Shearer’s record.

The 31-year-old has some way to go to overhaul the other two players ahead of him, who both scored more than 200 goals in their time in the league.

Wayne Rooney, another former United man, has 208, while Alan Shearer is top of the charts, banging in 260 in for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Rooney will harbour a desire that he can add to his tally as he’s currently a player-coach for Derby County in the Championship, hoping to help mastermind a return to the top table.