Sergio Aguero was thrilled to have secured a twin entry into the Premier League history books with his hat-trick against Aston Villa, but remains hungry for even more goals.

The Argentina striker overtook Frenchman Thierry Henry as the Premier League's leading overseas scorer after taking his tally to 177 goals in 255 matches during Manchester City's 6-1 mauling of Villa.

Aguero also now boasts the most hat-tricks in the competition's 18-year history, with his 12th treble seeing him move past Alan Shearer.

The prolific South American hitman, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, told Sky Sports after the match: "I'm so happy for the record.

"But I thank my team-mates because they helped me this year. I'm so happy."

Aguero came into Sunday's game at Villa Park sitting sixth in the all-time Premier League scoring charts.

He is now joint fourth after moving above former Arsenal star Henry and joining Frank Lampard on 177 strikes.

Only Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andrew Cole (187) now lie above the 31-year-old, who is under contract at City until June 2021 and eager to add to his goal tally.

"I want to keep scoring more goals, but it all depends on my team-mates. If they pass to me, then it's fine," Aguero added. 

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

His manager and team-mates also lavished him with praise.

Pep Guardiola compared the legacy of Aguero to that of Henry who he had managed at Barcelona.

"He is a legend and the legend rose tonight," said the Manchester City manager. 

"I think that Henry is one of the most incredible players I have seen in this league and I think that he will be proud that Sergio is the guy that broke his record. He was a legend and with Sergio it's the same.

"Congratulations, and we will be congratulating him in the locker room. To score this amount of goals as a foreign player and this amount of hat-tricks means you have done, for many years, a lot of good things." 

Man City winger Riyad Mahrez also praised Aguero's consistency.

"The statistic speaks for itself. He's a legend for this club, for the Premier League," he told Sky Sports.

"He's showed it and he's showing it every week, week in and week out. We're very happy to have him in the team.

"He has a lot of quality but, to be honest, he doesn't need a lot of chances to score. This shows how good a striker he is."