Sergio Aguero signed brilliantly for Manchester City on Sunday, scoring 5–0 for the Premier League champions twice against Everton and winning the trophy for the fifth time in his Etihad career. City’s record goalscorer, who is leaving the club after the Champions League final next week, hit a quick double after coming off the bench with 25 minutes remaining. His efforts added to earlier attacks by Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden as City showed no signs of overtaking the showpiece clash against Chelsea in Porto.
“When I came here the first title was the most important for me, for the club and for me, then Man City started winning more titles, so I am very happy because it is not easy for me to be in a club for 10 years. It is an honor,” Sergio Aguero told Sky Sports.
“I felt very strange before the game, the sensation is not good. I like to think of the good moments,” said the Argentine, who said he hopes to make it to the Champions League final.
Manager Pep Guardiola was shedding tears after the final whistle, describing Aguero as a “special person for all of us”. “He helped me a lot,” the city boss said as fans celebrated at the stand. “We cannot replace him. There are many players in this club, Joe Hart and David Silva, who helped us become this club, what is it.”
Only 10,000 fans were allowed inside the Etihad Stadium, but the atmosphere they created inspired the team and left some before the post-match celebrations, including a tribute to Aguero.
Everton formed the Guard of Honor to congratulate City on the field, and players from both sides did the same for Aguero again.
The striker, troubled by an injury in recent weeks, was not fit enough to play the full 90 minutes and had asked Guardiola if he could start from the bench. City, who were ahead 3–0, sent Aguero within just half an hour remaining and he soon made his mark in style.
Aguero in his 10 years of career with Manchester City scored 260 goals in 389 games since joining the club in 2011.
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