MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City took a five-point lead in the English Premier League with a 3-0 win against Burnley on Saturday and Sergio Aguero became the club's joint top goal-scorer.
The Argentina striker started the game one behind Eric Brook's record of 177 which has stood for 78 years.
After nine rounds, City has 25 points — five more than rival Manchester United which lost at Huddersfield 2-1.
Aguero, back in the starting lineup after breaking a rib in a car crash three weeks ago, converted a penalty kick in the 30th minute at Etihad Stadium.
That brought him level with Brook, who scored his goals for City from 1927-39.
Aguero has made 262 appearances for City in all competitions to reach the record mark, compared to Brook's 493.
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.
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