Sergio Aguero broke a Premier League record during Manchester City’s 6-1 hammering of Aston Villa on Sunday night.
In scoring his third of the day, the Argentine forward leapfrogged Premier League legends Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard into fourth place on the all-time Premier League goals chart (177) and set a new record for the most hat-tricks in the division’s history (12), surpassing the great Alan Shearer.
While we could go on all day about how good Aguero is, the best way to truly quantify his brilliance is by looking at the legendary goalscorers who he has surpassed.
Robin Van Persie, popularly called RVP, registered five hat tricks in the league across two stints with Arsenal and Manchester United.
Another Dutch legend on the list is Ruud Van istelrooy, he only played five season in the English top flight and registered five hat tricks in the process.
Wayne Rooney is another Manchester United legend on the list, the all-time red devils top scorer registered 7 hat tricks. Micheal Owen won the Balon dor in 2001 while playing for Liverpool, he also had 8 hat tricks in the top flight.
Robbie Fowler, another Liverpool legend registered 9, while Alan Shearer had the most with eleven, until last weekend when Aguero took the lead with his 12th hat trick in the top flight.
At the age of 31, it seems Aguero is not done yet, as he has promised to add more goals to his already impressive haul.