Man City Unveils Sergio Aguero Statue Exactly Ten-Years After Scoring The Iconic Goal That Won The First-Ever Premier League Title For The Club.

 Man City have unveiled a statue of Sergio Aguero outside the Etihad on the 10th anniversary of his 2012 last minute (92:30) title-clinching goal that delivered the club it's first-ever Premier League trophy.

The statue of Aguero is of him celebrating his iconic winner against QPR in the famous 3-2 win, in which he scored in second-half stoppage time to secure Roberto Mancini's side the title and deny cross-city rivals Manchester United. 

City were trailing 2-1 as the contest entered its closing stages, but goals from Edin Dzeko and Aguero sparked unforgettable scenes at the Etihad Stadium.

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Unveiled on Friday morning on the east side of the Etihad Stadium, the statue of the Argentinian striker, who was forced to retire last year because of a health condition, has joined the statues of former club captain Vincent Kompany and former midfield maestro David Silva, commemorating a defining and special era for City.

On the statue being unveiled, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Sergio Aguero's contribution to Manchester City in a defining era for the club cannot be overstated. He is without doubt one of the greatest players that has ever played the game.

"When our fans think of Sergio, they are immediately drawn to the iconic moment of 93:20 and the goal that secured the club's first league title in 44 years, but as his record of 260 goals for the club demonstrates, his legacy and impact at Manchester City go far beyond that. It is only fitting that Sergio has been recognised with a statue of his own, in celebration and honour of his accomplishments in one of the most important chapters of Manchester City’s rich and long history."


Commenting on his own statue, Aguero added: "Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself ten years ago is very moving. In those ten years I was able to win a lot of trophies and was able to help the club become one of the most important in the world.

"I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special."

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