I want to keep scoring, says Aguero after historic hat-trick

Sergio Aguero was thrilled to have secured a twin entry into the Premier League history books with his hat-trick against Aston Villa, but remains hungry for even more goals.

The Argentina striker overtook Frenchman Thierry Henry as the Premier League's leading overseas scorer after taking his tally to 177 goals in 255 matches during Manchester City's 6-1 mauling of Villa.

Aguero also now boasts the most hat-tricks in the competition's 18-year history, with his 12th treble seeing him move past Alan Shearer.

The prolific South American hitman, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, told Sky Sports after the match: "I'm so happy for the record.

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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal of the game during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (centre) is congratulated by team mates after scoring his side's sixth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City clashes with Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City walks off with the match ball alongside Benjamin Mendy after scoring a hat-trick during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted into black and white) Sergio Aguero of Manchester CIty celebrates with the match ball in the tunnel during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores his side's fifth goal of the game during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City beats Orjan Nyland of Aston Villa to score his second goal and their fifth during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (centre) celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their sixth goal and completing his hattrick during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his third goal and their sixth during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (right) competing with Manchester City's Sergio AgĂŒero during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with David Silva after scoring his third goal and their sixth during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores his side's sixth goal of the game during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
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"But I thank my team-mates because they helped me this year. I'm so happy."

Aguero came into Sunday's game at Villa Park sitting sixth in the all-time Premier League scoring charts.

  1. Alan Shearer (260)
  2. Wayne Rooney (208)
  3. Andrew Cole (187)
  4. Sergio Aguero & Frank Lampard (177)

He is now joint fourth after moving above former Arsenal star Henry and joining Frank Lampard on 177 strikes.

Only Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andrew Cole (187) now lie above the 31-year-old, who is under contract at City until June 2021 and eager to add to his goal tally.

Aguero added: "I want to keep scoring more goals, but it all depends on my team-mates. If they pass to me, then it's fine."

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