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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
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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