Sergio Aguero: The ridiculous statistics

Date published: Monday 11th February 2019 11:29

Sergio Aguero broke or equalled three different records – two Premier League landmarks and one club record – with his hat-trick on against Chelsea on Sunday.

By stroking home a second-half penalty, the Manchester City star equalled Alan Shearer’s record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks.

Against the beleaguered Blues, Aguero became only the sixth player to score or assist 200 goals for one club in the Premier League, joining Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard.

Aguero now sits in eighth place in the Premier League all-time top scorers list. Barring injury, he should move up to sixth before the end of the season:

1) Alan Shearer – 260 goals
2) Wayne Rooney – 208 goals
3) Andy Cole – 187 goals
4) Frank Lampard – 177 goals
5) Thierry Henry – 175 goals
6) Robbie Fowler – 163 goals
7) Jermain Defoe – 162 goals
8) Sergio Aguero – 160 goals
9) Michael Owen – 150 goals
10) Les Ferdinand – 149 goals

 

Goals per Premier League minute (minimum 50 appearances)

1) Mohamed Salah – 51 goals at a rate of one every 119 minutes
2) Harry Kane – 122 goals at a rate of one every 122 minutes
3) Sergio Aguero – 160 goals at a rate of one every 125 minutes
4) Thierry Henry – 175 goals at a rate of one every 132 minutes
5) Ruud van Nistelrooy – 95 goals at a rate of one every 138 minutes
6) Luis Suarez – 69 goals at a rate of one every 143 minutes
7) Diego Costa – 52 goals at a rate of one every 151 minutes
8) Alan Shearer – 260 goals at a rate of one every 153 minutes
9) Ian Wright – 113 goals at a rate of one every 169 minutes
10) Gabriel Jesus – 26 goals at a rate of one every 171 minutes

 

* Aguero also claimed a new club landmark on Sunday, with his three-goal haul moving him beyond Eric Brook and Tommy Johnson (both 158) to become City’s highest goalscorer in the top flight.

* Aguero already held City’s overall goalscoring record and now on 222 goals for the club, he is 45 clear of Brook and 56 clear of Johnson.

* Despite his previous differences with Pep Guardiola, he is scoring more often for the Spaniard compared to any of his previous City managers:

Pep Guardiola: 86 goals in 114 appearances (8584 minutes) – a goal every 99.8 minutes
Manuel Pellegrini: 89 goals in 119 appearances (9025 minutes) – a goal every 101.4 minutes
Roberto Mancini: 46 goals in 86 appearances (6084 minutes) – a goal every 132.2 minutes

* In all competitions, Aguero has faced Chelsea more than any other opponent.  In 17 games against the Blues, he has scored 15 goals – his joint-highest strike rate against any single opponent. Aguero has also scored 15 goals against Newcastle but in only 11 matches.

* Aguero is no flat-track bully. City’s Big Six rivals are all in the top eight of the opponents he has been most prolific against. His record against those Big Six rivals:

Tottenham
P13 W9 D1 L3
10 goals scored at a rate of one every 101.2 minutes

Chelsea
P13 W6 D3 L4
10 goals scored at a rate of one every 102.8 minutes

Arsenal
P13 W6 D4 L3
8 goals scored at a rate of one every 124.25 minutes

Liverpool
P12 W4 D4 L6
7 goals scored at a rate of one every 143.6 minutes

Man Utd
P9 W6 D1 L4
8 goals scored at a rate of one every 95.9 minutes

 

* Aguero has faced 32 Premier League opponents. Bolton are the only side he failed to score against. The list in full:

15 goals – Newcastle
10 goals – Tottenham, Chelsea
8 goals – Arsenal, Man Utd, West Brom, Stoke
7 goals – Liverpool, Watford
6 goals – West Ham, Sunderland, Aston Villa, QPR
5 goals – Swansea, Southampton, Norwich, Burnley, Leicester
4 goals – Fulham, Huddersfield
3 goals – Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Wigan
2 goals – Everton, Hull, Cardiff, Brighton, Middlesbrough
1 goals – Wolves, Blackburn, Reading
0 goals – Bolton

 

* Of Aguero’s 222 City goals, 104 have been scored in the first half; 118 have been netted in the second half. Here’s the breakdown:

1-15 mins: 35
16-30 mins: 37
31-45 mins: 31
First-half added time: 1
46-60 mins: 37
61-75 mins: 40
76-90 mins: 34
Second-half added time: 7

 

* Since moving to the Premier League, Aguero has taken 886 shots, with 372 on target, giving him an overall shooting accuracy of 42%. Aguero has hit the woodwork 26 times and missed 113 big chances.

* Since 2006/07, only Robin van Persie (44) and Wayne Rooney (29) have hit the woodwork more often than Aguero (26).

* Since 2006/07, only Rooney (1,237) has had more shots than Aguero (886) in the Premier League.

* This season, only Aleksandar Mitrovic (71) and Mo Salah (66) have had more shots (not including blocks) than Aguero (64).

* Aguero has hit the target with 50% of his shots. Of the players to have scored 10 or more goals, seven have a better accuracy rate. The top three: Raheem Sterling 78%, Eden Hazard 75%, Salah 65%.

* Aguero has scored 14 of his 17 Premier League goals this season at the Etihad Stadium. His is the largest percentage of goals to be scored at home (82.4%) of anyone with seven or more goals in the league this term.

=1) Sergio Aguero: 17 goals – 14 home, 3 away
=1) Mo Salah: 17 goals – 10 home, 7 away
3) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 15 goals – 9 home, 7 away
4) Harry Kane: 14 goals – 5 home, 9 away
=5) Eden Hazard: 12 goals – 7 home, 5 away
=5) Sadio Mane: 12 goals – 9 home, 3 away
=5) Raheem Sterling: 12 goals – 9 home, 3 away
=8) Paul Pogba: 11 goals – 8 home, 3 away
=8) Heung-min Son: 11 goals – 7 home, 4 away
=10) Aleksandar Mitrovic: 10 goals – 8 home, 2 away
=10) Callum Wilson: 10 goals – 5 home, 5 away
=10) Alexandre Lacazette: 10 goals – 6 home, 4 away
=10) Richarlison: 10 goals – 5 home, 5 away
=10) Glenn Murray: 10 goals – 7 home, 3 away

 

* City are not as reliant on Aguero’s goals as much as Liverpool rely on Salah’s. Aguero has scored 23% of City’s 74 goals, while Salah has scored 28.8 % of Liverpool’s 59 goals – the third-highest share of his team’s tally in the Premier League. There are 17 players to have scored a greater percentage of their team’s goals this season compared to Aguero.

* Aguero has scored 113 goals with his right foot; 30 goals with his left foot; and 16 with his head.

* Aguero’s successful penalty on Sunday was the 35th he has scored for City. He has missed nine spot-kicks.

* Aguero has scored ten Premier League hat-tricks since Manchester United last scored one.

 

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