Sergio Aguero scored twice in a fairytale Premier League farewell as Manchester Metropolis accomplished its title-winning marketing campaign by thrashing Everton 5-0 on Sunday.
Metropolis’s report scorer, who’s leaving the membership following subsequent week’s Champions League remaining after 10 years on the Etihad Stadium, hit a quickfire double after coming off the bench with 25 minutes remaining.
That added to earlier strikes from Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden as Metropolis confirmed no signal of letting up forward of the ultimate in opposition to Chelsea in Porto on Saturday.
Everton, which had gone into the sport with an opportunity of qualifying for Europe, was overwhelmed on an emotional event that noticed Metropolis introduced with the Premier League trophy and followers return to the stadium.
The Merseysiders, for whom Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty, slumped to tenth within the standings.
For Metropolis, it was a celebration. Not solely have been supporters again after 14 months away but it surely was their first probability to salute the champions and acknowledge their European exploits.
The followers actually made their presence felt all through the afternoon. Earlier than the sport, huge numbers spilled into the streets as Metropolis’s workforce coaches made what is generally a simple journey from the close by coaching complicated to the stadium.
Solely 10,000 have been permitted contained in the stadium however the environment they generated impressed the workforce and few left earlier than the post-match ceremonies, which included the membership tributes to Aguero.
Everton shaped a guard of honor to greet Metropolis gamers as they got here onto the sector and gamers from either side then did likewise for Aguero.
Supporters must wait to see the Argentinian in motion, nonetheless. The striker, having been troubled by a muscular damage in current weeks, was not match sufficient to play the complete 90 minutes and had requested supervisor Pep Guardiola if he might begin from the bench.
He moved onto 260 targets for Metropolis, and ended his Premier League profession on 184 — solely behind Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187).