Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s greatest goalscorer and the scorer of their greatest goal.
Aguero has retired aged 33 after a career that included spells at Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and two global titles won with his country Argentina.
But it was a 10-year stay in Manchester where he made a lasting impression on the club’s history books.
With a club-record 260 goals to his name and 12 major trophies secured since his £38million signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011, City certainly got their money’s worth.
Many could argue the prolific Argentinian actually repaid his fee several times over in the act of scoring just one of those goals, however.
That came in 2012, when Aguero struck not only the most famous goal of his glittering career, but arguably the most memorable in Premier League history.
In the most sensational finish the competition has known, Aguero etched his name firmly into City folklore as he struck the goal that clinched the title with virtually the last kick of the season.
City had been trailing 2-1 to QPR heading into stoppage time of their final game of the campaign, apparently handing the crown to arch-rivals Manchester United.
Yet they turned it around in dramatic fashion, first with an equaliser from Edin Dzeko and then Aguero’s remarkable late, late intervention.
Taking a return pass from a prone Mario Balotelli, Aguero burst into the area, skipped round a defender and smashed the ball past Paddy Kenny. The clock read 93:20 as Aguero wheeled away whirling his shirt around his head as pandemonium broke out on the touchline and in the stands.
City had snatched the trophy on goal difference at the death, capping an extraordinary title race which had already seen plenty of twists and turns in a manner that was scarcely believable.
It was the club’s first title in 44 years and pipping United at the post made it all the sweeter.
So, whenever Aguero returns to Manchester in the future it will be this goal, above all, that people will want to talk to him about.
Yet while it may begin many a conversation, it is unlikely to end them for there is so much about Aguero’s brilliant City career to discuss.
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