Pellegrini raves after Aguero scores five; Striker was less than 100 percent

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Sergio Aguero scored five goals in 20 minutes, and he wasn’t even at full fitness.

Scary stuff, huh?

[ MORE: Match recap | Video of all five goals ]

Manuel Pellegrini explained that Aguero’s health was behind the decision to take his star striker off despite Aguero sitting on the brink of history with a PL-record-tying five tallies in a 6-1 win over visiting Newcastle United.

He also said it’s good to score goals, and be in first place, showing that even PL managers can approach NFL-level obvious cliche talk.

From the BBC:

“Sergio Aguero is different. In other games he was maybe having a lot of chances but not scoring, but today he returned to his normal amount of chances he creates but this time he scored.

“He was not upset about going off. He was having treatment at half time and it was a risk for him to finish the whole game.”

The way Kevin De Bruyne and Aguero combined to carve up the Magpies’ back line, the Argentine could’ve had six or seven had he played all 90 (let alone healthy). Bonkers stuff from one of the world’s best finishers.