Manchester City star Sergio Aguero sends warning to Alan Shearer after breaking Thierry Henry’s record

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero scored a record-breaking hat-trick against Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)

Sergio Aguero says he will aim to break Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record after overtaking Thierry Henry’s tally for an overseas player.

The City striker stole the headlines with a sublime hat-trick as Guardiola’s champions put Aston Villa to the sword in a comprehensive 6-1 victory on Sunday evening.

Riyad Mahrez scored a first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus also netted in an embarrassingly one-sided clash at Villa Park, with Anwar El Ghazi firing in a consolation goal from the penalty spot at the death.

Aguero ‘s goals were his 175th, 176th and 177th goals in the English top flight and the 31-year-old now sits joint-fourth in the list of all-time goalscorers in the league, alongside Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Most Premier League goals

Alan Shearer – 260 (441 appearances)

Wayne Rooney – 208 (491)

Andy Cole – 187 (414)

Frank Lampard – 177 (609)

Sergio Aguero – 177 (255)*

Thierry Henry – 175 (258)

Aguero has scored the most Premier League goals of an overseas player (Picture: Getty)

Only Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer have scored more goals than the Argentinian forward.

Following City’s win, Aguero told Sky Sports: ‘I am so happy for the record but thank you to my team-mates because they help me.

‘I am so happy. I want to keep scoring more goals but it all depends on my team-mates.’

Asked whether he can break Shearer’s all-time record, Aguero replied: ‘I will try. He has too many goals so I don’t know. I will try.’

Aguero, Jesus and Mahrez all netted at Villa Park (Picture: Getty)

Guardiola says Aguero has already established himself as a ‘legend’ and passed on his congratulations to the City attacker after the final whistle.

‘He’s a legend and the legend rose tonight,’ the City manager said.

‘I think that Thierry Henry is one of the most incredible players that I’ve seen in this league and I think Titi will be proud.

‘But Sergio is the guy, he broke his record. He [Henry] was a legend and Sergio is the same.

‘Congratulations. We are congratulating him in the locker room because to score this amount of goals as a foreign player and this many hat-tricks (12) means you have done a lot of good things for many, many years.

‘When you score this incredible amount of goals over that amount of years it’s because you have to be consistent.’

Villa are languishing down in the relegation zone (Picture: Getty)

Villa manager Dean Smith believes his side started ‘brightly’ before Mahrez opened the floodgates in the 18th minute.

‘It’s tough when you come up against world class teams,’ Smith said.

‘There’s a professional pride as a coach and a team and the third goal summed it up – they had about 20 passes without us laying a glove on them.

‘Up until that point we had contained them but Marhez has passed it in from eight yards and no one had a tackle on him.

‘There was no physical contact for the first and third goal and we have also made mistakes that allowed them to get in.

‘We did play a part. We had a game plan and we started off fairly brightly but we were giving them too much respect.’

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