Raheem Sterling Says Manchester City ‘Depend On’ Sergio Aguero After Chelsea Win | Bleacher Report

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)

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Raheem Sterling said Manchester City “depend” on striker Sergio Aguero after he scored a hat-trick in their 6-0 demolition of Chelsea on Sunday.

The Argentina international took his tally for the season to 21 at the Eithad Stadium, and Sterling spoke about his team-mate after the final whistle.       

“He is a player that we depend on. You see the first strike, he can put the ball in the top corner,” he said, per Dan O’Toole at the Manchester Evening News. “Players like this, you’ve got to cherish them. He was fantastic today and so were the rest of the team.”

Aguero’s hat-trick saw him become Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorer in the Premier League and equal a league record:

It’s also the second home match in a row in which he has scored three goals, and he’s now scored nine hat-tricks at the Etihad Stadium:

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport (h/t Goal’s Ryan Benson), he admired his striker’s consistency in front of goal.

“I have said many times, Sergio scores every single season a lot of goals,” he said. “I admire these kind of players, the consistency. Young players come, but some stay for a long time, that is fantastic.”

Aguero took to social media after the match to share his thoughts on the victory:

The win moves Manchester City back on top of the Premier League table on goal difference (plus-54). They remain level on points with Liverpool but have played a game more than the Reds.

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