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Rio Ferdinand: 'Sergio Aguero better striker than Harry Kane'

Rio Ferdinand: 'Aguero better than Kane'
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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Sergio Aguero was his toughest opponent and believes that the Manchester City striker is better than Harry Kane.

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero edges Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Harry Kane as the Premier League's best striker.

Aguero, who finished with nine goals fewer than Kane in the top flight last season, marked his return to club action with a couple of strikes as the Citizens beat Chelsea 2-0 in Sunday's Community Shield.

The Argentina international's brace took him past the 200 goals mark in a City shirt, leading to high praise from former Manchester United centre-back Ferdinand.

"Getting 200 league goals for Manchester City is a phenomenal amount, and I think he is the best striker in the Premier League," he told BT Sport. "He was the hardest I played against, with fantastic movement, pace and awareness.

"In terms of someone who is hard to play against, he brings so much off both feet, and with his movement and pace he offers all sorts of problems. Kane is a great player, but Aguero just takes it."

Ten of Aguero's 201 goals in all competitions for City have come against Chelsea - only against Newcastle United (14) has he scored more.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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