AGUERO RETURNS

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Manchester City witnessed Sergio Aguero return to form with two equalisers against West Ham in the latest league outing.

Even though the match finished as a 2-2 draw for the team challenging for the title, Manuel Pellegrini appears to be satisfied with the outcome. On the positive side, City are unbeaten in the last five league outings but they have also been disappointing with their consistency. Just two wins during this period has seen City slipped below the likes of Leicester and Arsenal, who can go top of the table if they win their game in hand.

Pellegrini says that he is relatively satisfied with the points against West Ham, who have already secured a win against the team from Manchester this season. The hammers have had very good results against the top teams ever since Slaven Bilic came as a replacement for Sam Allardyce. Top teams have especially found it very difficult to deal with his counter-attacking style of football. Enner Valencia opened the scoring after just a minute on the clock. Aguero have to come up with an equaliser not once but twice after Valencia once again scored in the 56th minute.

Aguero has now taken his league tally to 12 goals in 16 matches. His poor form has been one of the reasons behind City’s inconsistent form. “He played very well. He scored the two goals, he won the penalty, he had another shot that hit the post and he had a final chance which he shot straight at Adrian. I think he is 100 per cent now and you can see it in his performance. Vincent has at least two or three weeks more so he’s not able to work with the squad. When he starts working with the whole squad then he needs at least one week more to return,” said Pellegrini.