Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling hails striking quality of Sergio Aguero after Argentine scores his 100th EPL goal in 1-1 draw against Newcastle United
London: Raheem Sterling has hailed Man City striker Sergio Aguero as one of the best in the world after seeing him complete a century of Premier League goals.
The 27-year-old Argentina international reached three figures in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Newcastle, his 147th league appearance, a feat bettered only by Alan Shearer.
Sterling, who returned from a five-game injury lay-off as a second-half substitute at St James' Park, told CityTV: "He's a great player.
An ecstatic Manchester City Sergio Aguero (centre) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park in Newcastle on Tuesday. Pic/Getty Images
"A player who can always score goals is a massive asset to your team, and he's a player that can score at any moment...in any football match, so it's massive to have a player like that in your team. He's definitely up there with the world's best strikers because he is a player who scores goals in big games and who scores decisive goals. That's the sort of player he is."
Aguero's milestone strike should actually have been ruled out with replays showing he was offside when Aleksandar Kolarov picked him out with a driven 15th-minute free-kick, but City failed to make the most of their good fortune on the night.