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Shearer: Aguero still by far the league's best striker

13 Jan 2020
Sergio Aguero, Man City

Premier League Champion says no forward in today's Premier League can match Argentinian after he became best overseas goalscorer ever

After Sergio Aguero beat his hat-trick record and became the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history, Alan Shearer says the Manchester City star remains the best striker in the competition “by a mile”.

Aguero’s three goals in the 6-1 victory at Aston Villa made up his 12th Premier League hat-trick, taking him past Shearer.

It also took his overall goal tally to 177, surpassing Thierry Henry as the highest-scoring foreign player, while moving joint-fourth with Frank Lampard in the all-time scorers’ chart.

Last year Shearer explained why Aguero edged Henry and Didier Drogba as the league's best overseas striker. Now the competition's all-time top scorer says at 31 years old the Argentinian remains the current competition's best. 

"He is still the best striker in the Premier League by a mile,” says Shearer, who names Aguero in his Matchweek 22 team of the week.

Martin Dubravka (NEW) WOL 1-1 NEW

Two stunning saves crowned another brilliant display that helped his side hold out for a valuable point.

Reece James (CHE) CHE 3-0 BUR

Linked up superbly with Callum Hudson-Odoi on the right, delivering a series of fine crosses, including the one for Tammy Abraham’s goal.

Japhet Tanganga (TOT) TOT 0-1 LIV

It was a baptism of fire for the Spurs debutant but he impressed by keeping Sadio Mane quiet and showed his versatility when switched to left-back in the second half.

Brandon Williams (MUN) MUN 4-0 NOR

The future looks bright for this Academy graduate, who produced an assist, a clean sheet and almost a goal against Norwich City.

Riyad Mahrez (MCI) AVL 1-6 MCI

The in-form winger was clinical again, scoring twice and producing an assist in a devastating defeat of Villa.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (WAT) BOU 0-3 WAT

The influential midfielder gave a tireless display with his pressing and was deserving of his second goal in as many matches.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) LEI 1-2 SOU

Was superb in the Southampton midfield, throwing himself into tackles, showing great positional awareness and linking play with his measured passing.

Miguel Almiron (NEW) WOL 1-1 NEW

Scored a brilliant goal and was excellent at both ends of the pitch, demanding the ball, taking players on and showing great diligence in getting back to defend.

Roberto Firmino (LIV) TOT 0-1 LIV

Showed great footwork to score the only goal and was outstanding throughout with his link-up play.

Sergio Aguero (MCI) AVL 1-6 MCI 

I’m running out of superlatives to describe Aguero. Lethal, clinical, consistently exceptional. He’s the best foreign import we’ve seen and is still the best striker in the Premier League by a mile.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) MUN 4-0 NOR

Another standout display from a striker who has turned into a real leader for Man Utd. Scored twice and looked a threat whenever he had the ball.

Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl (SOU)

Southampton totally outplayed a very good Leicester City side to avenge their 9-0 defeat at St Mary’s.

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