Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been cut to 5/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after his record-breaking hat-trick at Aston Villa.
The 31-year-old took his tally to 13, four behind 11/10 favourite Jamie Vardy, who drew a blank in Leicester’s surprise loss to Southampton.
Aguero overtook Frenchman Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s leading overseas scorer by reaching 177 goals in 255 matches during City’s 6-1 mauling of Villa.
The Argentina striker also now boasts the most hat-tricks in the competition’s 18-year history, with his 12th treble seeing him move past Alan Shearer.
He told Sky Sports: “I’m so happy for the record, but I thank my team-mates, because they helped me this year.
“I want to keep scoring more goals, but it all depends on my team-mates. If they pass to me, then it’s fine.”
Pep Guardiola added: “He will die scoring goals. He is one of the best, no doubt.
“To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry, it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.
“To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.
“It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that and hopefully he can score more.”
Rashford remains on hot streak
Marcus Rashford has been trimmed to 8/1 third favourite in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds following his brace in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Norwich.
On his 200th appearance for the Red Devils, the 22-year-old moved up to joint-second in the race for Golden Boot glory on 14.
Teammate Harry Maguire said: “He’s a top player with top quality. He has everything to go and have a career at the highest level.
“I can remember one of the first sessions when I went to train with England that he really stood out to me there – his ability on the ball, his technique.
“I’m pleased for him this year that he is starting to get the goals he deserves and hopefully he has not stopped yet and he has a few more in the tank.”
Danny Ings is also on 14 and quoted at 9/1 after hitting Southampton’s winner in their 2-1 triumph at Leicester.
Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse stated: “I think he should be in the next England squad.
“He’s done more than enough already, not just for his goals, but the way he is working without the ball as well. He sets the tone for us with his pressing.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes the trio sharing second spot and is another rated as a 9/1 chance after scoring in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
However, he is set for a spell on the sidelines after receiving a straight red card for violent conduct.
Tammy Abraham netted in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Burnley to reach 13 and is 10/1 in this market.
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