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Pep Guardiola hails "authentic legend" Sergio Aguero

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is happy that Sergio Aguero signed a new contract earlier this week, describing the striker as an "authentic legend".

Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Sergio Aguero after the striker marked his 300th appearance for Manchester City with a goal in Saturday's 5-0 win at Cardiff City.

The Argentina international opened the scoring for the Citizens in South Wales with a smart finish past Neil Etheridge from his side's first shot on target.

That strike took Aguero to 205 goals for City in all competitions since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and Guardiola insists that there can be no doubting the 30-year-old's iconic status at the Etihad Stadium.

"He is an authentic legend," he told Sky Sports News. "It's important what he has done at this club and hopefully we will have him for longer and he stays in a good position.

"The level today was the level of last season. We cannot forget the Champions League, the opponents are good too, we knew that. It's part of the process.

"The season is long, there are a lot of games to play. After one not good result, the team came back where it normally is. Of course we are more confident at 0-3 than 0-0, to score goals you have to be patient and let the game speak for itself."

Aguero signed a contract extension earlier this week that will run through until 2021.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
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9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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