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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero equals club's all-time goal record

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has equalled the club's all-time scoring record, netting his 177th goal against Burnley.

Aguero scored his seventh Premier League goal in as many games with a first-half penalty and has now tied Eric Brook's all-time scoring tally.

Brook played 453 games for City between 1928 and 1940 and led the club's scoring charts since overtaking Tom Johnson's total 166. Brook's record-breaking effort came away to Bradford City in September 1938.

The 29-year-old's record tally has come in considerably fewer performances too with his 177 goals coming from just 261 matches in just over six years at the club.

The Argentina international's strike was his first since Sept. 23 and came in his first start for more than a month, following his recovery from injuries suffered in a car accident.

He equalled the record in the 30th minute with a controversial penalty after Bernardo Silva went down under a challenge from Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Aguero scored twice on his debut as a substitute against Swansea City in August 2011 following his £38 million move from Atletico Madrid and has scored more than 20 goals in a season in four out of his six seasons at the Etihad.

He became the second fastest to reach that target in history -- and has also scored more Premier League goals than any other non-European. But he will arguably never score important than his 94th minute winner against Queens Parks Rangers in May 2012 that secured City's first league title for 44 years.

Sergio Aguero drew level with Eric Brook as Manchester city's all-time top scorer with a penalty against Burnley.

Fellow record-breaker Gareth Barry paid tribute to his former City teammate.

Barry played with Aguero at City between 2011 and 2014 and won the Premier League in 2012.

The West Brom midfielder, who became the Premier League's record appearance-maker after playing in his 633rd game in last month's defeat at Arsenal, believes his former teammate will be known as a great of the game.

He said: "In terms of strikers, Aguero is one of the best. When he finishes his stats are going to be right up there with the best of them.

"That moment, you're waiting for him to produce a bit of magic, he's capable of it. [Carlos] Tevez was fantastic to play with, they complimented each other really well that season [2011-12], I've been lucky to play with them.

"He was great to play with, the link between David Silva Aguero, Tevez and Yaya Toure, it was a great mix and I enjoyed playing at City."

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.


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