Sergio Aguero sets record for fastest-ever five-goal haul in Premier League
Sergio Aguero was delighted to make Premier League history by recording the quickest ever five-goal haul in the division.
The Argentine emulated Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov, the only previous players to strike five times in a match, as Manchester City beat Newcastle 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
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Aguero's five came in the space of just 20 minutes, making him faster than any of the others.
"I am really, really happy," he said. "I've just realised that I equalled this record, but the most important thing is that we won this game and got the three points."
Aguero had endured a 465-minute Premier League drought before he headed the equaliser against Steve McClaren's team.
And now he has set his sights on a run of goals, adding: "I hope to continue in the same way. I am happy to score all these goals because it was useful to win.
"I think it was four games without scoring any goals in the Premier League, so I am really pleased about my performance."
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said Aguero had required treatment on a hamstring problem at half-time and that he had removed the forward as a precautionary measure to stop him getting injured again.
Aguero said: "I had a problem with my hamstring in the last game against Borussia [Monchengladbach] in the Champions League against Borussia, but now I am feeling good.
"It was a good decision from the manager to change me, because it means no risk."