Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring against Arsenal during their Champions League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Relax Manchester City fans, Sergio Aguero is okay.
Aguero, 27, started up top in City’s 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday as the Citizens momentarily went top of the Premier League ahead of the late game between Leicester City and Manchester United.
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Even though Aguero didn’t get on the scoresheet, his movement caused Saints plenty of problems and despite Shane Long halving the deficit following Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph‘s first half goals, City rallied and won 3-1 thanks to a late Aleksandar Kolarov strike.
All that aside, Aguero limped off injured in the second half and with a League Cup quarterfinal and big games in the PL and UEFA Champions League coming up, fears over the Argentine’s fitness once again surfaced.
Speaking to the media after the game Pellegrini revealed that Aguero should be fine.
“Kun [Aguero] came off as a precaution. I spoke with him before the game and we said he would play 65 minutes,” Pellegrini said. “He has a kick in his heel, but nothing important. I was very pleased with the team’s reaction. It was important to get three points against a team who were unbeaten away. We were a little nervous until the third goal, but I’m happy with the performance and the result.”
Aguero missed six weeks of action from October to November after a hamstring injury when playing for Argentina and whenever he’s been out of the team, especially over the past 12 months, City have missed him desperately. In that regard it is understandable that Pellegrini took no chances when Aguero went done with a slight injury against Southampton.
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Pellegrini also lamented referee Roger East for a few peculiar decisions, as both his side and Saints could’ve had penalty kicks in either half for handball incidents in the box. With City facing Hull City in the League Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, Pellegrini’s players must now recover as he hinted at the importance of making the final four of the competition he won during his first season in charge.
The Internet exploded at around 12:50 p.m. ET on Saturday after Jamie Vardy — yes, Jamie Vardy — broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record for most consecutive games with a goal.
Yes, an Englishman is back atop the charts. An Englishman who was playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels, Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before heading to Leicester.
He’s perhaps the reminder, as Rio Ferdinand Tweeted below, that the most unlikely of scenarios is still not impossible.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 28, 2015
— Howler Magazine (@whatahowler) November 28, 2015
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) November 28, 2015
Vardy has already won the POTY award. Imagine English journalists voting for a foreigner now.
— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) November 28, 2015
I have no professional qualification in lip reading but pretty sure that Vardy was quoting Churchill there.
— Michael Davies (@embassydavies) November 28, 2015
— James Buckley (@James_Buckley) November 28, 2015
Jamie Vardy needs to be the story behind every single sports movie for the next decade
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) November 28, 2015
What a moment, what a natural-born striker. Sign him, Wenger. #vardy
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 28, 2015
Congratulations to Mr Vardy….what a story…always believe kids…it’s never too late.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 28, 2015
Vardy!! This one goes to eleven !!!
— Eric Wynalda (@EricWynalda) November 28, 2015
Best part of Vardy’s goal was his reaction. Reminding everyone he’s come out of nowhere. EPL’s Chris Wondolowski. https://t.co/rcY95ibFs0
— Simon Borg (@SimonBorg) November 28, 2015
Jamie Vardy’s goal against Gateshead on Saturday saw him become the first Fleetwood player to score in four consecutive games this season
— Robert Reid (@RobertReid64) November 28, 2011
He did it. He actually did it.
Jamie Vardy made Premier League history on Saturday, scoring for the 11th consecutive game to become the first player in history to achieve that magnificent feat.
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Tied with Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy heading into Leicester’s clash against United on Saturday, it took Vardy just 24 minutes to set the new record as Christian Fuchs played a delicate ball in-behind United’s defense and Vardy did the rest.
Watch the video below to see the King Power Stadium erupt as a truly memorable moment arrived.
Now, the next record for Vardy to break is from the 1931-32 English top-flight season, before the PL was formed. Sheffield United’s Jimmy Dunne scored in 12-straight games way back then.
Anyway, congratulations Mr. Vardy for making PL history.
This was an all-timer.
Bournemouth came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit only to watch Ross Barkley hand Everton a one-goal lead with a score in the final minute of stoppage time.
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But after fans were cleared from the field, Junior Stanislas provided the dramatic answer for Bournemouth to force a 3-3 draw at Dean Court.