Sergio Aguero’s first Premier League goal after 14 months propels Manchester City’s to the top

Aguero has come a long way. His scoring prowess returned yesterday evening. In the second half, Craven Cottage witnessed the striker’s winning penalty shot. It paved the way for City to take the lead as the top contender for Premier League titles.

Their unrivaled winning streak last winter propelled them to the top of the standings.

Only after the start of the second half did the match see goals scored within a few minutes.

Sergio Aguero’s first-ever Premier League goal

As they gained momentum, John Stone, Gabriel Jesus, and Sergio Aquero scored three goals in a row.

Guardiola said of Aguero, “Goals are everything for him, and Gabriel [Jesus] as well.”


The Argentine is the Premier League’s fourth-highest scorer.

The city is the favorite to win the championship

The city’s outstanding performance this season is undeniable. They are their adversary.

With eight final matches remaining, they only need 14 points. And the victory-race championship is theirs.

They appear to be relentless after winning the last of their eight ways league games with a score of 22 goals and three loose outs.

On Saturday, City launched a three-person defense. Jesus and Aguero started together up front.

Initially, Guardiola’s strategy did not work as well as he had hoped. Despite the absence of Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, and Ilkay Gundogan.

Fulham manager Scott Parker’s center-forward play was also countered by this strategy.

Ace striker Aquero, on the other hand, struggled to get a foothold on the ball. During the first half, he appeared out of sorts and not at his best.

Ferran Torres’ quick attempt and Bernardo Silva’s slight exertion were in vain. Both efforts were disjointed.

Only after the second half did the game change course. Guardiola’s strategy paid off.

One minute and 16 seconds later in the second half, a free kick from Cancelo allowed John Stones to break through the Fulham defense and score his fourth goal of the season.

Fulham vs. Manchester City action

When Ivan Cavaleiro and captain Joachim Andersen got mixed up, Jesus had a chance to take the lead nine minutes later. He got past the two and avoided Alphonse Areola to score his 12th goal of the game.

The goal was completed in a matter of minutes. This was also due to a fortunate turn for City. Tosin Adarabioyo inadvertently fouled Torres, shoving him into the box, resulting in a penalty.

Aguero rose to the occasion, reenergized, and scored accurately right away. The veteran striker made his mark despite Fulham’s French goalkeeper’s best efforts.

It was City’s 99th goal in a string of wins. And resulted in the club’s 16th away game.

Fulham’s Split

The game began with a competitive spirit. Fulham was making good progress, especially after their excellent victory over champions Liverpool.

They won their last six games by an aggregate score of 18-0, thanks to a strong defense that included Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Harrison Reed, Kenny Tete, and Ola Aina.

What appeared to be a close game in the first half changed dramatically in the second half.

Parker and his team have been working hard to eliminate these drawbacks. Despite being backed up by a strong defense, key players failed to deliver.

Cancelo’s free-kick was deflected by Tosin, Andersen’s error set up Jesus for a goal, and the penalty was the icing on the cake.

Unfortunately, despite having played more games than both Brighton and Newcastle, the Cottagers are still struggling to move out of the bottom three.

They face Leeds United at Craven Cottage on Friday, hoping to maintain their top-flight status.

Parker explained to BBC Match of the Day:

“Disappointing. It’s fair to say that for the most part today, I asked the team to be brave against the team that will be champions, and we were. There’s no denying that the mistakes we made for the goals were sloppy…”

He went on to say,

“We want to get something out of every game we play.” Of course, we want to go into the next game against Leeds and win. We’ll keep going.”

“In general, the game was really good in a tough, tough stadium, they came here, and they won in Anfield last week, and they always create chances,” Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“With three games in three different competitions this week, we knew it was critical; we started with one” (win). But, with only eight games remaining in the Premier League, we are now focusing on the Champions League.”

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