Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has credited surgery recovery which eased pain on his knee for his fine form which has helped him extend his impressive goal-scoring run in the Premier League this season.

The 30-year-old Argentine, who underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee in April, tops the league scoring charts with eight goals in 12 appearances in the ongoing campaign.

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Playing in peak physical condition for the first time in years, City’s record scorer Aguero reckons he is now able to carry out manager Pep Guardiola’s pressing instructions more thoroughly.

“It all comes from my discomfort in my knee. I had been suffering for a long time.

“I had a lot of medical treatment and physio here at the club and then at the end of last season, I decided to go for surgery before the World Cup.

“Luckily, things are going well for me. Pep Guardiola is happy. I try to help the team and be the first one who starts the pressing.

“Now I feel much better, I can do it more consistently,” Aguero told Sky Sports.