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Jamie Redknapp says Sergio Aguero is the second best striker in Premier League history

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Sergio Aguero reached another impressive milestone in his illustrious Manchester City career at the weekend by scoring his 150th goal for the club.

The Argentine met Kevin De Bruyne's cross to strike from close range just before half-time in Saturday's clash against Middlesbrough but surprisingly it wasn't enough to secure the three points.

Aitor Karanka's plucky side stayed in touch with City despite having just 29% of the ball and got their reward through Marten de Roon's stoppage time equaliser.

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The late goal was a kick in the teeth for Pep Guardiola and similarly Aguero, who saw the gloss of his fine achievement somewhat tarnished.

The 28-year-old wasn't even in a position to try and salvage the victory after being replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho just a few minutes before.

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Guardiola clearly felt that the three points were in the bag and was cruelly reminded of the unpredictable nature of the Premier League.

Nevertheless, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp doesn't think the Spanish boss will make the same mistake again.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Redknapp heaped praise on Aguero and in his opinion, there has only been one better forward to grace the English top flight.

"Even after Middlesbrough's stoppage-time equaliser there was still time for Manchester City to grab a winner," Redknapp said.

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"The problem was Pep Guardiola had taken off Sergio Aguero, his most likely match-winner, just beforehand. It's never 'job done' in this league and I don't think we'll see Pep doing that again!

"Aguero scored his 150th City goal on Saturday and for me, only Thierry Henry stands above him as the Premier League's greatest striker.

Quite a bold call from the former Liverpool midfielder and Alan Shearer fans have every right to disagree.

Shearer is the all-time top goalscorer in the Premier League with 260 strikes but Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen also have pretty respectable tallies too.

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Of course, Henry's record isn't too shabby either as he found the back of the net on 175 occasions across his two spells at Arsenal.

But Aguero looks well on his way to surpassing the Frenchman as the most prolific foreigner in Premer League history with a fantastic record of 110 goals from 159 appearances.

If City's talisman does go on to overtake Redknapp's now colleague at Sky, the 'A League of Their Own' star might have to reconsider his striker rankings.

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