Is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero the Premier League's best?
The argument all season between football fans has been: Robin Van Persie or Luis Suarez? There has been little mention of Aguero, the forgotten man this season after injury problems among other reasons have prevented him from battling for the league’s golden boot.
But Monday night reminded us what City have missed at times this season, unlike United- a player to kill off games which they don’t necessarily deserve to win.
Despite poor performances, United have multiple players up front who have the knack of killing off games, and this is one of few factors why City will finish second best this year.
The way Aguero took his goal in the Manchester Derby showed his great ability, also mirroring THAT goal which won the title in the dying moments of the season against QPR last May.
Only seven minutes after replacing Samir Nasri, he stepped aside multiple defenders as he cut across the box with an excellent diagonal run. After contact with a United player, where some players of his stature would go down for a penalty, he persevered and stayed on his feet before lashing the ball past ex-Athletico team-mate David De Gea, reminding football fans that the accolade of the league’s deadliest striker isn’t necessarily between Van Persie or Suarez.
Like Van Persie, Aguero is one of them players who could have a quiet game for 85 minutes, then pop up in the dying embers of a game to score an important goal. He is a born goal scorer, unlike Suarez who generally needs multiple chances to score in most games.
He has a great array of qualities: he’s fast, with or without the ball, a good passer of the ball, deadly in the box and like another certain Argentinean, he possesses a deadly touch and incredible skill on the ball.
Due to one reason or another, his season hasn’t reached the heights of his first in England but if City want to make a serious challenge for the title next season, he is a key man.
Reports in the media this week claim Real Madrid are interested in the ex-Athletico forward and now City have nailed another key man, Yaya Toure, down to a contract, they should put their concentration into keeping the boy who’s grandparents nicknamed “Kun”.
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