Want to know if aliens really do exist? It might be worth asking Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, because that lad is on a different planet. Already this season Aguero has bagged five goals in four Premier League matches, and despite missing games due to a ban for throwing a stray elbow, Aguero is joint top of the goalscorer charts and is to scoop the Golden Boot.
But this shouldn’t come as a surprise – Because Aguero is as dangerous as catching the last Luas on the red line on a Saturday night. Since joining City at the start of the 2011/12 season Aguero has played 154 Premier League matches and scored 107 goals.
In the same time period across the city, Wayne Rooney has played 157 games but managed 30 goals less, as his form goes backwards quicker than his hairline.
What’s more impressive about Serg is that he has averaged a goal every 106 minutes he’s played in the Premier League. As you pick your jaw off the floor following that stats bomb, it’s worth pointing out that Thierry Henry only managed a goal every 122 minutes, and Ruud van Nistlerooy recorded a goal every 128 minutes. Mind. Blown.
Aguero will be licking his lips and shining his scoring boots yet again this weekend as Manchester City take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
There’s been 33 goals in this fixture in the last eight meetings – a whopping average of 4.31 goals a game. For fans of goal-feasts, this is a meal dished up on a silver platter. Ditch your Sunday Roast and tuck into this banquet of high-scoring action.
With a scoring rate that can only be rivalled by Copper Face Jacks, Aguero has nine goals in eight games against Spurs and can extend Manchester City’s winning streak under Pep Guardiola. He’s bagged the opening goal in six of his last 10 league games and you’d be mad not to be tempted by the on Aguero finding the onion bag first.
It’s not a game in which you want to be a goalkeeper as seven of the last eight games between City and Spurs have had over 2.5 goals, and there’s only ever been eight 0-0 draws between the two sides in 150 meetings.
There’s more chance of Brangelina’s divorce taking place quietly, politely and away from the glare of the media than this game finishing goalless.
Tottenham are unbeaten in the league this season, picking up 14 points from a possible 18, but we’re backing that run to come to a crashing halt tomorrow. Backing Aguero to score anytime in a City win at 5/2 could pay for some Sunday night pizza in front of the box.