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Saturday 27 July 2013

On this day in 2011: Aguero makes Man City move

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall striker Sergio Aguero joining Man City

  • Sergio Aguero made his Barclays Premier League debut as a sub against Swansea

  • The striker scored twice in an outstanding debut cameo at the Etihad Stadium

  • Aguero won Man City the league title with a dramatic injury-time winner against QPR

  • He lifted the Barclays Premier League trophy after his final day heroics against QPR

  • This solo strike against Man Utd was one of 12 league goals for Aguero in 2012/13 rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day: 27 July 2011 - Man City sign Sergio Aguero

Manchester City completed the signing of Argentina international Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid as they looked to bolster their squad for a Barclays Premier League title challenge.

"I think we are a team that in future will be fighting every year to win major trophies"
Sergio Aguero

Striker Aguero, who scored 75 league goals in a prolific five-year spell with Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico, joined the likes of Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri as Roberto Mancini’s side prepared for the 2011/12 campaign.

After completing the move, Aguero said: “I think we are a team that in future will be fighting every year to win major trophies.

"When we were talking I asked my agents to do everything they could because this was a good club and I'd always wanted to play in the Premier League. It felt right.”

The forward, who made his professional debut for Independiente in his native Argentina at just 15 years of age, wasted no time in settling in as he made a memorable bow in the Barclays Premier League on the opening day of the 2011/12 season against Swansea City.

Aguero came off the bench and scored twice in an outstanding cameo at the Etihad Stadium. That proved to be a good indication of what was to come as he scored 23 goals in his debut Barclays Premier League season.

His last strike was the most important of them all as he sealed a dramatic comeback in the dying moments of the season finale as Man City beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 to win the League title on goal difference. The thrilling finish was part of the greatest ever Barclays Premier League season, as voted in the 20 Seasons Awards.

In the 2012/13 campaign, Aguero scored 12 league goals as Man City finished second in the table. One of those strikes was a superb solo effort in a 2-1 victory over local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Sergio Aguero joined Manchester City from Spanish side Atletico Madrid