English Premier League defending champions Manchester City will unveil a statue of club legend Sergio Aguero on the 10th anniversary of his title-clinching goal, it has been revealed. The Argentine famously scored in injury-time against QPR to lead the club to Premier League success in 2012. According to reports, the unveiling will be the centerpiece of a day of anniversary celebrations at the club’s Etihad Stadium which is on the 13th of May.
Manchester City Reveals Dates to Unveil Aguero Statue
The club said it would honor Sergio Aguero’s “legacy” and “one of the greatest comebacks”. Aguero’s strike in the fourth minute of added time in the final game of the Premier League 2011-12 season delivered City’s first league title since 1968. His statue, which has been crafted by sculptor Andy Scott, will stand alongside the artist’s statues of Aguero’s teammates Vincent Kompany and David Silva at the stadium.
Manchester City said it was “delighted” to be holding events in Manchester and across the globe to celebrate “what was arguably one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history”. The club’s spokesperson also said: “Sergio Aguero’s legacy will be honored through the unveiling of a statue designed and created by renowned sculptor, Andy Scott.”
Two thousand of the club’s fans will also be given the chance to attend an event that will see key members of the title-winning squad, including Aguero, interviewed on stage. Aguero’s statue will join Andy Scott’s sculptures of Vincent Kompany (above) and David Silva at the club’s stadium