Crystal Palace lost 0-2 to Manchester City in the Premier League. So, Manchester City may win Premier League because of Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City are now closer to the title than ever. They have a 13-point lead over Manchester United, who, however, still have five games left to play.
With a classic clash against Liverpool coming up, Manchester United will try to build on their runner-up position right now.
However, if United lose to or draw with Liverpool, City will be all the closer to winning the EPL title.
So, this win over Crystal Palace may just have won them the title. And who won them this win? None other that Sergio Aguero, who scored the opening goal for City.
Aguero scored in the 57th minute after a pass from Benjamin Mendy. Two minutes later, Ferran Torres sealed City’s lead with a goal of his own from the penalty spot.
Thus, ironically on the eve of his leaving the club, Manchester City may win Premier League because of Sergio Aguero.
Aguero’s contract at the Etihad Stadium will expire in the summer, after which he will exit Etihad Stadium.
The striker will thus leave Manchester City on a free transfer at the end of the season, the club confirmed.
The departing striker talked to BT Sport about the decisive game, which may just have won them the domestic trophy.
“Finally I could play, I’m so happy. It was a long time that I hadn’t played 90 minutes. The goal was good because maybe we can win the Premier League,” he said.
“We wait for tomorrow. Every game is difficult, but we wait for tomorrow. Of course, if Liverpool win it’s better.”
About his goal in the match, Aguero said, “Always [Benjamin] Mendy tries to pass to me. All I needed in the box was one touch or two touches. Finally, I got the goal. I’m so happy about that. I continue in the same way.”
Head coach Pep Guardiola remained optimistic about Aguero playing for Thursday’s second leg in the Champions League semi-finals as well. Aguero himself is ready to play, hungry for game time in the European competition.
“Always I’m ready,” he said. “I’m feeling good, my knee is so good. I just wait for the opportunity to play, like today.”
“I hope to play but If I don’t play it doesn’t matter,” he said, about what may possibly be his last Champions League match with City.
“I want to be with the team-mates. Of course, every player wants to play, but we’ll see.”