Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero has extended his contract until 2021. The 30-year-old’s original deal was due to expire in 2020 but his form this season has convinced Pep Guardiola to prolong his stay.
Aguero has been top scorer in all competitions every season for City since his 2011 arrival and said to City TV that he hopes to last ten years in total at the Etihad.
“I am happy for this additional year. My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires. Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed,” he said.
Signed from Atletico Madrid seven years ago, the Argentine international has gone on to make 299 appearances in all competitions, scoring an incredible 204 goals. He’s City’s all-time top goalscorer and has netted an outstanding 146 goals in the Premier League.
Aguero, who boasts 39 goals in 89 games for the national team, has won three Premier League titles and three League Cups in England and helped the Sky Blues to 100 points in the top-flight last season.
There have been doubts about his suitability under Guardiola, but clearly the pair are happy to continue working together.
The prolific centre-forward currently has scored and created seven goals in all competitions. City are third in the Premier League with 13 points from five games, coming off the back of a 3-0 win over Fulham.
In gameweek two of the WSL, Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Bristol City as Arsenal thrashed struggling Yeovil Town.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Birmingham City earned a narrow win over Brighton & Hove Albion while West Ham United and Reading finished goalless. On Thursday, Everton suffered a heavy home defeat to Manchester City.
A first-half penalty from Birmingham City’s Aoife Mannion was enough to earn the Blues all three points at Damson Park, sending them second in the WSL table with maximum points.
Arsenal are top with a considerable superior goal difference, however, after putting Yeovil to the sword at the Jewson Stadium. Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little had a hand in five of the seven goals.
Little set up Nobbs to open the scoring in the fifth minute and Beth Mead doubled Arsenal’s advantage after 20 minutes to send the Gunners 2-0 up at half-time.
After the break, Nobbs turned provider for Katie McCabe to score, and minutes later Little set up Vivianne Miedema for 4-0. Little then grabbed her third assist of the game, teeing up Nobbs for 5-0, and Dominique Janssen got in on the act for 6-0 with 10 to go.
In the dying moments of normal time, Miedema turned provider for Little to score, making it 7-0 to the visitors.
On gameweek five of the U23 Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur earned a 2-0 win over Manchester City, while the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal were held to draws against Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers respectively.
Tottenham’s victory on Friday saw them go 1-0 up in the 21st minute through Shayon Harrison, assisted by Paris Maghoma. On the half hour mark, Maghoma turned goalscorer, settling the contest in the first-half to seal a big win at The Lamex Stadium.
Elsewhere, Brighton beat West Ham 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, Newcastle lost to Southampton, Manchester United were held at Old Trafford by Reading, Fulham narrowly beat Wolves at Motspur Park and Aston Villa suffered a heavy home defeat to Stoke City.
On Saturday, Liverpool made light work of Swansea City with goals from Nathaniel Philipps, Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke sealing a 3-0 win at the Academy Training Ground.
On Sunday, Chelsea took the lead against Leicester through Callum Hudson-Odoi but Shinji Okazaki levelled the match in the 66th minute to ensure City went home with a share of the spoils.
Sunderland and Norwich City also played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.
On Monday, Derby County and Middlesbrough picked up wins against Everton and West Bromwich Albion respectively while Arsenal were held to a draw away to Blackburn.