Aguero equals City's all-time goal-scoring record as leaders cruise

Kyle Walker started the win over Burnley as his side extended their lead at the top of the table

Manchester City continued their fantastic start to the Premier League season with their eighth win in nine games, this time a 3-0 victory over a very solid Burnley side at the Etihad.

With second-place United crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town, City are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aguero, making his first appearance since breaking his rib in a taxi crash on September 28, struck his 177th goal for City with a penalty, equalling the mark set by Eric Brook between 1927 and 1939. However, in the space of a couple of minutes, City scored two quick goals that put the match out of their opponents' reach.

Aguero has 129 Premier League goals, third highest among active players - behind Wayne Rooney (201) and Jermain Defoe (159).Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane added second-half goals for City.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola invited Sergio Aguero to take the squad out for dinner after the Argentinian striker equalled the club's all-time scoring record.

But Aguero will have to wait to claim the record outright after being substituted in the 76th minute.

City played a patient game and gradually began to create chances.

Bernardo Silva went down after a challenge from Nick Pope in the box, and Aguero duly converted from 12 yards to open the scoring.

Burnley contested that Silva had made the most of any contact and there was some arguing and shoving among players.

Moments later the points were wrapped up as De Bruyne picked out Sane with a characteristic defense-splitting through-ball.

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