Aguero overtakes Tevez to become highest-scoring South American in Premier League history

The Argentine forward struck in the first half against Liverpool to go ahead of his former Manchester City team-mate with his 85th goal in England's top-flight league
Sergio Aguero's first-half strike against Liverpool has seen him leapfrog Carlos Tevez to become the Premier League's highest-scoring South American.

The Argentine forward, who returned to Manchester City's starting XI after missing four league games through injury, struck in the 44th minute at the Etihad Stadium, his 85th in England's top flight.

That strike moves Aguero ahead of former City team-mate and fellow Argentine Tevez, who hit 84 goals in the Premier League during spells with West Ham, Manchester United and their cross-city rivals at the Etihad Stadium.

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez (69), meanwhile, is third in the Premier League's all-time list of South American goalscorers, while another Uruguayan, former Chelsea midfielder Gustavo Poyet, is fourth with 54.

Aguero picked up the Premier League's Golden Boot last season after scoring 26 goals in 31 games and the 27-year-old is likely to be in the running again this season, with Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy currently leading the way with 13.