Despite starting the afternoon on the bench, Sergio Aguero again bailed Manchester City out to give them a massive three points against Burnley at the Etihad.
It was going very badly for the Citizens when Fernandinho picked up his 3rd Man City red card in 6 games in the 32nd minute.
Heading into half-time, many were wondering if this was another occasion where City would drop vital points. Guardiola made two changes, bringing on Aguero and Silva, who both sparked the home side into life. First Gael Clichy scored, then the striker popped up to score what proved to be the winner.
It was Aguero’s 14th goal in 19 appearances for City this season but it’s his historical record for the Citizens that is truly impressive, as this stat by Squawka shows.
Since the Argentinian striker arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2011, no player has scored more Premier League goals than him.
Sergio Aguero has now scored 113 Premier League goals, more than any other player in the division since he joined Man City. pic.twitter.com/U7XPxd8i2j
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 2, 2017
For half a decade Aguero has been tearing apart Premier League defences and all signs point to him doing so for quite a while yet. If Guardiola can keep him firing on all cylinders then it will go a long way to securing UEFA Champions League qualification.