Sergio Aguero has become the first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City, extending his own club record to 201 after bagging a brace in the Community Shield against Chelsea.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of his memorable and milestone goals.
Numbers one & two
v Swansea, Premier League – August 15, 2011
An impressive debut, netting twice to launch an ultimately successful title charge with a 4-0 win. First was a tap-in at the back post, with a long-range
v Wigan, Premier League – September 10, 2011
Showed great composure when through on goal to complete his first hat-trick for City.
v West Brom, Premier League – April 11, 2012
Opened the scoring in a 4-0 victory with a long-range shot from outside the box after a driving run, his first of two on the day.
v QPR, Premier League – May 13, 2012
His most famous strike, pouncing deep into injury time as City snatched Premier League title glory in the most dramatic fashion.
v Manchester United, Premier League – April 8, 2013
Came off the bench to net a late winner at Old Trafford with a superb solo effort.
v Manchester United, Premier League – September 22, 2013
Brought up his half-century in just his 74th appearance with the first of a double in a 4-1 win over City’s arch-rivals, hooking in a volley from six yards out.
v Bayern Munich, Champions League – November 25, 2014
Completed a memorable hat-trick and a famous victory over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern after pouncing on a mistake in the 89th minute.
v Manchester United, Premier League – April 12, 2015
Notched another landmark goal in a clash with the neighbours by firing a close-range shot through the grasp of David de Gea for the second of another derby double – but it provided consolation only in a 4-2 loss.
v Newcastle, Premier League – October 3, 2015
Delivered a masterclass in finishing to destroy Newcastle with five goals in the space of 20 minutes, equalling a competition record for the most goals scored by an individual in a match. Were it not for an injury-enforced substitution, he might have had the chance to net a record sixth.
v Newcastle, Premier League – April 19, 2016
The goal should have been disallowed for offside – but the headed opener in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park was Aguero’s 100th in the Premier League. Coming in just his 147th Premier League appearance, he was the second-fastest player to reach that milestone behind Alan Shearer – Harry Kane has since split the duo.
v Middlesbrough, Premier League – November 5, 2016
Sidefooted home an inviting cross from Kevin De Bruyne.
v Napoli, Champions League – November 1, 2017
The goal that saw him become City’s record goalscorer, overtaking Eric Brook’s long-standing tally of 177. Aguero picked up an attack after Leroy Sane was dispossessed, driving forward and shooting home from the edge of the box. Helped City to a memorable victory at the San Paolo stadium.
v Bournemouth, Premier League – December 23, 2017
Headed home a Fernandinho cross to become the first City player to reach 100 goals in games at the Etihad Stadium. It was his first of two on the day.
v Chelsea, Community Shield – August 5, 2018
Aguero’s latest landmark goal came at Wembley, after good work down the left by Phil Foden. Aguero added goal 201 later in the game
Wayne Rooney saw a free-kick strike the woodwork as DC United drew 1-1 with the Montreal Impact – but remain bottom of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference.
The Canadian side took an early lead, with Matteo Mancosu getting a fortunate bounce before burying the ball into the net after five minutes.
Rooney curled a free-kick which beat goalkeeper Evan Bush but hit the post and United finally got an equaliser after 70 minutes through Yamil Asad.
The Seattle Sounders left it late in their 2-1 win over Minnesota United.
Darwin Quintero slotted the ball into the net after 19 minutes at TCF Stadium, but the Sounders were awarded a penalty with 90 minutes gone after Miguel Ibarra handled the ball defending a Roman Torres header.
Nicolas Lodeiro fired the spot kick home and Will Bruin lobbed Bobby Shuttleworth in the seventh minute of stoppage time to seal an unlikely win.
Josef Martinez scored a brace as Toronto FC drew 2-2 with Atlanta United, Orlando City had an injury-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution, and San Jose Earthquakes had two from Vako in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas.
Erik Hurtado scored with three minutes left as the Vancouver Whitecaps drew 2-2 with New York City FC, Colorado Rapids also scored late to beat the LA Galaxy 2-1 and Diego Rubio’s 74th minute effort was enough to see Sporting Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0.
Real Salt Lake won their first game in four 2-1 over the Chicago Fire with Bastian Schweinsteiger’s effort cancelling out Damir Kreilach’s opener, before Kreilach got his second, and the Portland Timbers beat the Philadelphia Union 3-0.
England and Chelsea great Frank Lampard experienced a successful first foray into management as Derby County came back from behind to earn a last-gasp, 2-1 triumph at Reading in the Championship’s opening night.
Lampard, 40, became the all-time leading goalscorer for the Blues during 13 trophy-laden years from 2001-14 and also won 106 caps for his country. Great expectations now surround his career in the dugout, where he’s taken over an expectant club looking to go further after they were beaten in the semi-finals of last season’s play-offs under Gary Rowett.
Watched on by uncle Harry Redknapp, one of British football’s most-iconic managers, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson put the hosts deservedly ahead on 52 minutes. But as an increasingly-animated Lampard moved onto the touchline to dictate proceedings, goals from highly-rated Mason Mount and Tom Lawrence followed.
Goals – 2
Attempts – 11
Attempts on target – 3
Possession – 64%
Tackles – 14
In Friday’s dramatic first match of the 2018/19 Championship campaign, Derby put in a poor opening period showing before Reading went ahead soon after the break when Bodvarsson nodded powerfully home.
The Iceland centre forward climbed high to head past ex-England goalkeeper Scott Carson from Modou Barrow’s centre.
Derby drew level on the hour – with their first shot on target – when debutant Mount drilled in from long distance. This goal owed much to fortune, with former Arsenal shot stopper Vito Mannone putting flimsy fingertips to the low drive.
Derby were now in the ascendancy. They looked to press home their advantage against opponents who limped home 20th last term, plus failed to win all six preceding friendlies.
And Lawrence nodded in the winner deep into stoppage time from substitute Mason Bennett’s cross, just as the game looked to be petering out to a draw, sparking wild celebrations in the away dug-out.
TACTICAL TALKING POINT
Patient possession with a winning finale
Lampard has been effusive in his praise of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during his time as a pundit and Derby’s mastery of the ball at Madejski Stadium fitted into this viewpoint.
Set-up in a 4-3-3 formation that entrusted promising Chelsea loanee Mason Mount, 18, with controlling the tempo, the Rams ended the match with 64-per-cent possession.
Impressively, their tally of 11 attempts on goal was four more than the hosts.
Whenever the visitors got the ball, they looked to utilise the penetration on the wings of Liverpool-owned Harry Wilson and late match-winner Lawrence.
This was a game plan that can gain even greater success with refinement, as Derby were second best during the early running.
Mount’s pass accuracy of 64.7 per cent should improve with exposure to British first-team football. He’ll get a guiding hand from Wales veteran Joe Ledley and Scotland’s Craig Bryson.
This was an almost-perfect competitive start to management for Lampard.
A clear vision was apparent from his charges, the defence weathered an early storm from Reading, the Chelsea connection came good through goalscorer Mount and morale will now shoot through the roof after Wales wide man Lawrence’s superb 94th-minute header.
Furthermore, Lampard will have been hugely impressed by the fact Reading were restricted to just two attempts on goal in the second half while his rebounding side had eight. Significant character was also required to not sink after Bodvarsson’s deserved opener.
Striker David Nugent had a header correctly ruled out for offside, but his lack of dynamism stunted several promising moments. Prolific summer signing Jack Marriott should improve this.
A perfect four wins from four games in pre-season included the scalp of Southampton. Whisper it quietly, but hope will be growing that the fixture will be a Premier League one in 2019/20.