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Goater forms guard of honour for Agüero

Shaun Goater was among the former Manchester City legends who formed a guard honour for Sergio Agüero in recognition of him becoming the club's all-time record scorer.

The Argentine surpassed Eric Brook's longstanding total when he reached 178 goals in City's 4-2 win away to Napoli in the Champions League last week.

City commemorated the achievement before their 3-1 win at home to Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend, with Bermudian Goater joining Niall Quinn, Colin Bell, David White and Uwe Rosler in honouring Agüero.

Mike Summerbee, a former City winger, and Brook's daughter Betty Cougill presented Agüero with a blue — rather than golden — boot, which was an exact replica of the one, which struck his record-breaking goal in Naples.

The trophy's base carried an inscription of the date and opponents of each of his 178 goals.

Agüero went on to record his 179th goal from the penalty spot five minutes after the break.

“I'm very proud to have become Manchester City's leading goalscorer, and I will cherish this trophy and the amazing reception I received at the Etihad Stadium,” Agüero said.

“I'm thrilled to have been honoured in this way by the former and current players of the club's teams, the family of Eric Brook, my team-mates, and most importantly, the wonderful fans of this fantastic club. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way since I signed for City in 2011.”

One of the greats: Agüero, left, is presented with awards from Eric Brook's daughter, Betty Cougill, and former Manchester City winger Mike Summerbee at the Etihad Stadium

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Published November 08, 2017 at 12:23 pm (Updated November 08, 2017 at 12:23 pm)

Goater forms guard of honour for Agüero

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