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Man City’s Sergio Aguero named January’s Player of the Month after six goals

Striker Sergio Aguero of Manchester City has broken the record for the most Premier League Player of the Month awards after being awarded the prize for January.

The Argentina football player has surpassed Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane after a period in which he scored six goals in just three league matches.

Argentina international Aguero has now won the award on seven occasions, surpassing Harry Kane and Steven Gerrard, who have six each to their name.

The first time he picked up the prize was in October 2013 and the last time was just under a year ago in February 2019.

The former Atletico Madrid forward became the top-scoring overseas player in the competition’s history, surpassing Thierry Henry, with his second goal against Aston Villa on January 12.

He then went onto complete his hat-trick at Villa Park, meaning he also became the player with the most trebles in Premier League history with 12, one more than Alan Shearer.

In total, Aguero scored six goals in just three league appearances for Man City in January when he netted both goals in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and1-0 success over Sheffield United.

As well as Henry he also went past Frank Lampard’s total of 177 Premier League goals last month, and as such has just Shearer, Wayne Rooney, and Andy Cole ahead of him.

Cole’s tally of 187 goals certainly seems like it could be beaten before the season is out if Aguero can maintain his current form and potentially win a second Premier League Golden Boot.

With 16 league goals during this season, he sits number two in the standings, one goal behind Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.

Aguero is hoped to add to his tally and help Man City get back to victory ways on Sunday when they host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side is coming off the back of defeats to Manchester United and Tottenham in their last two games, with the Blues failing to score in successive matches for the first time under the Catalan coach.

They currently sit 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, with their hold on the Premier League trophy after back-to-back titles loosening on a weekly basis.