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Aguero equals Henry’s scoring record

29 Apr 2019

Man City striker becomes only second player to score 20 goals in five consecutive PL seasons after Arsenal legend

With his goal against Burnley on Sunday Sergio Aguero not only helped Manchester City return to the top of the Premier League table but also achieved a feat reached by only one other player in the competition's history.

Aguero's strike at Turf Moor took him to at least 20 goals for the fifth consecutive PL season. 

It had only previously been achieved by Thierry Henry, who did so for Arsenal between the 2001/02 and 2005/06 seasons. 

Henry and Aguero's five-season runs
Henry Aguero
Season Goals Season Goals
2001/02 24 2014/15 26
2002/03 24 2015/16 24
2003/04 30 2016/17 20
2004/05 25 2017/18 21
2005/06 27 2018/19 20

Paul Scholes came up against Henry many times for Manchester United and believes Aguero deserves greater recognition for his continued excellence.

"I'm not sure he gets the credit he deserves, Aguero," says Scholes. "He's been sensational for years.

"He's got so much quality. He's a player who can make his own goals as well, he doesn't need the ball on a plate all the time.

"He's getting stronger and better as the years go by."

Aguero's other marks

It is the sixth season overall in which Aguero has scored 20 goals, having struck 23 in 2011/12. This is one behind the record of seven achieved by Alan Shearer.

Aguero's goal at Turf Moor took him level with Robbie Fowler in sixth place in the all-time PL scorers' charts, with 163 goals.

He also moved one behind Mohamed Salah, who leads with 21 goals in the race for the Golden Boot, the top scorer award Aguero won in 2014/15.

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