Pep Guardiola has praised Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero following their 4-1 victory over Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
Aguero scored twice in two second-half minutes to put City 2-1 up before further efforts from Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva saw them comfortably through to the fourth round.
Burnley had taken the lead through Ashley Barnes on 25 minutes and Guardiola was thankful to have the quality of Aguero at his disposal to rescue the game.
“Both of Sergio Aguero’s goals were amazing, they were clever and quick and I am happy with both of his goals,” said Guardiola.
“It’s an honour for me to have Aguero under my command. The quality he has is amazing and we need him to score a lot of goals. Aguero is the kind of player that in a matter of seconds can score two goals. He is an essential player for us.”
On David Silva’s involvement: “David Silva is a legend for the club for what he has done. I am happy for him to have made his statement and it is not easy for him to travel to Spain and England back and forth. But we are happy because everyone is playing well. And for today.”