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Aguero is one of the world´s best, says Pellegrini

25 November 2013 11:08

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has hailed Sergio Aguero as one of "the three best players in the world" after his double on Sunday.

The Argentina international striker was at his best against Tottenham, scoring twice as City romped to a 6-0 home success, a result that lifted the 2011-12 champions to fourth in the table.

Aguero has scored 14 goals in his last 11 matches for City and the 25-year-old now holds a Premier League record.

For players who have scored at least 45 top-flight strikes in England, Aguero now has the best goals-to-minutes ratio, and his partnership with Alvaro Negredo – who netted a spectacular effort against Tottenham - has been excellent this season.

Pellegrini sang the praises of both players and feels that Negredo finds it "easy" playing with City's superstar forward.

"I've known Alvaro Negredo for eight years, that's why he's here, he's a perfect player for the Premier League," said Pellegrini.

"He likes the way the team plays, he's a very important player. The way the team plays is very comfortable for him.

"And he plays alongside 'Kun' Aguero, that's easy, because I think that 'Kun', Messi and Ronaldo are the three best players in the world."

Pellegrini added that he expected club captain Vincent Kompany would return to training on Monday.

Centre-back Kompany has been suffering from a groin injury and has not played for the club since October 5.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
24 November 2013
Game week
12
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
3 - 0
Full-time
6 - 0
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47228

Goals

1 - 0
Sandro (OG) 34'  
2 - 0
S. Agüero 41'
(assist by Jesús Navas) 
3 - 0
S. Agüero 50'
(assist by Y. Touré) 
4 - 0
Negredo 55'
(assist by Fernandinho) 
5 - 0
Jesús Navas 90'+2
(assist by J. Milner) 
6 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30
26
22
5
33
8
42 45'
15 1' 90+2'
25
16 41' 50'
9 55'
Coach: M. Pellegrini
# Player Bookings
25
4
5 38'
20
2 45+1'
7
8
14
30 20' 34'
9
11
Coach: André Villas-Boas

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
14
7
1
2
10
60
# Player Bookings
10
19
22
6
17
18
24

Monday 14 July

13:55
13:30
13:28
12:16
12:11
11:50
11:18
11:08
10:24
10:06
08:42
07:26
06:57
06:10
06:09
06:08
06:07
06:07
06:03
05:16
04:48
04:24
04:17
03:42
02:09
02:03
01:47
01:19
01:17
01:01
00:41
00:34
00:29
00:25
00:09

Sunday 13 July

23:51
23:42
23:37
21:46
21:06
20:34
20:33
20:33
17:15
16:43
16:24
15:24
15:07
14:58
12:52
12:50
11:55
11:24
11:19
10:36
07:33
07:16
07:14
06:59
05:33
04:57
04:06
03:45
03:14
03:02
01:29
00:55

Saturday 12 July

23:56
22:53
21:28
21:15
20:46
20:28
20:17
19:57
19:39
19:37
19:28
19:05
19:04
18:52
18:29
18:08
17:58
17:08
16:43
16:27
15:54
15:41
15:28
15:19
13:59
13:56
13:48
13:43
13:36
13:18
12:54
12:35
12:30
12:02
11:55
11:18
10:51
10:37
10:30
10:25
10:24
10:12
10:02
09:49
09:48
09:34
09:27
07:59
07:25
07:04
06:16
05:39
05:36
04:39
04:37
03:46
02:51
02:49
02:20

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0

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