Officially deadlier than Henry, van Nistelrooy & Shearer! - Not Suarez

Thierry Henry

Man City hitman is now the most clinical in the history of the Premier League, more so than icons at Arsenal, Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Striking legends such as Didier Drogba at Chelsea, or Alan Shearer at Newcastle United, Thierry Henry at Arsenal or even Ruud van Nistelrooy at Manchester United were never as efficient as a forward currently plying his trade for a Premier League club… and it is not Liverpool's man-of-the-moment Luis Suarez, but Manchester City diamond Sergio Aguero.

According to the latest statistical data released by the Premier League, Sergio Aguero - who has scored more goals this season than the whole of Tottenham Hotspur combined - has the best minutes per goal ratio than any other striker who has scored 40+ goals in Premier League competition. To see how Kun compares to other legends of English football, see the table below…

PLAYERAppearancesGoalsMinutes per goal
Sergio Aguero 75 45 119
Thierry Henry 258 175 122
Ruud van Nistelrooy 150 95 128
Alan Shearer 303 148 147

Aguero has been on terrific form this season, returning a nine-minute brace during his side's 6-0 rout of Tottenham Hotspur to take his season tally to date to ten; the first player this season to reach double figures.

The technically-exquisite Argentine's goal-scoring is punctuated further by his shooting accuracy - an astonishing 72% this season - as 23 of his 32 shots have found the target.

Furthermore, he has also created 20 chances, provided four assists and completed 82% of his 271 passes to show that his all-round attacking play places him in comparison to Liverpool's Suarez.

However, this latest data shows if Aguero maintains his current form - as the only player to boast a goal ratio that betters one every two hours - he may well leave England as the greatest forward the Premier League has seen.

Note: data above for Shearer taken from his Newcastle days, Aguero statistic available from Premier League information released today.

image: © wonker

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