Thursday, April 26, 2018

Can Aguero and Negredo fire City to the Premier League title?

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in hot form and will be looking to continue his good run of form on Sunday against struggling Sunderland

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in hot form and will be looking to continue his good run of form on Sunday against struggling Sunderland

There are some outstanding strike-partnerships in the Premier League, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez at Liverpool have been fantastic this season, while Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are just hitting their stride.

Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo’s burgeoning partnership could soon be regarded as just as productive.


The partnership is a young one, but already Aguero and Negredo look like the real deal. It is the classic big-man little combination.

Aguero offers up pace, trickery and power, while Negredo offers a physical presence and strength. It seems like an ideal partnership.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini decided not to throw Negredo into the team straight away, but it seems he has now established himself in the City starting line-up. The Spaniard is ahead of the likes of Edin Dzeko and Montenegro international Stevan Jovetic, although Jovetic is currently out injured.

Negredo currently looks like the best partner for Aguero in City’s attack. The pair have formed a lethal partnership this season and goals just keep flowing.


Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo is ideally suited to the Premier League. He is nicknamed ‘the beast’ and he lives up to his name at times. The 28-year-old is almost like an old-fashioned English centre-forward.

Prior to his arrival at City, the Spain international had stated in interviews that he felt that his style suited the English game and his recent performances are proving that he was spot on with his assessment.


Negredo was previously linked with moves to Everton and West Ham, but the Spaniard wanted to play Champions League football. The former-Sevilla striker apparently delayed a move to the Premier League and the decision has paid off.


Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero is simply world-class. This season he has rediscovered the goal scoring form of his first campaign with the Citizens. The Argentinian striker scored 23 goals in his debut Premier League and his team claimed the Premier League title.

Last season his form was patchy, as the former-Atletico striker struggled to shrug off an injury that he picked-up very early in the season. He did not look the same player that tore into defences the previous season.

However, in recent months he suddenly can do no wrong. The Argentinian has found the net nine times in seven matches and scored 13 goals for the season.  I think it is fair to say that he has regained his scoring form.


A lot of teams do not play two strikers, as playing one up front is now en vogue. However, the Citizens do play with two strikers, with Aguero playing as the second striker. With the Premier League title relatively open, the top team’s strikers could be the difference between success and failure this season.

If Aguero and Negredo can continue in their rich run of form, starting with their away trip to Sunderland on Sunday, then they could very hard to stop this season.


Top teams need to have a few players chipping in with goals. However, some teams just depend on one player to get their goals. City does not have to depend on just Aguero, because Negredo is also a major goal threat.


Manchester City are currently favourites to win the Premier League title, despite the Citizens currently being six points behind current league leaders Arsenal. City’s striking options will be a major reason why City are regarded as the favourites for the title.

It is hard to argue with City’s tag of Premier League title favourites with the current form of Negredo and Aguero. Aguero has already fired Manchester City to one Premier League title and it would be no surprise if the little Argentinian international inspired City to another title success this season.

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David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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