Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has equaled DC United star Wayne Rooney’s record for most goals in Manchester derbies thanks to his second-half strike in the 3-1 win over their local rival at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.
The 30-year-old doubled Cityzen lead just a few minutes after the restart of the second half by latching on to Riyad Mahrez’s return pass and powering a ferocious shot into the roof of the net to pass through the hands of David de Gea from a tight angle.
Aguero has scored eight Premier League goals Manchester derbies and he now a joint top scorer alongside former Red Devils great Rooney.
The Argentina international netted his first goal against Red Devils on a memorable derby date from October 2011 in the 6-1 mauling of the United at Old Trafford but former Atletico Madrid forward still needs a few more goals in all competitions to match Rooney’s overall Manchester derby record, which stands at 11 goals plus two short of Cityzen legends Joe Hayes and Francis Lee (10 apiece), as well as United icon Bobby Charlton who is on nine goals.
Aguero has scored more goals against two Premier League teams of Newcastle (14) and Tottenham (10) while his latest strike moves him top of the division’s scoring charts in England having previously been level with Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.