MANCHESTER, England (AP):
Look out, Premier League: Sergio Aguero is back to fitness, back scoring goals and leading Manchester City's charge to reel in Arsenal in the second half of the season.
After an injury-marred end to 2015, the Argentina striker has been eased back into prime shape in the last few weeks by City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who stepped up Aguero's playing time each game over the festive period.
Aguero, the Premier League's top scorer last season, is starting to deliver once again, either netting or assisting four of City's last five goals. On Saturday, he marked his fourth straight start with a stunning solo goal a weaving run past three defenders before poking in a finish to set City on its way to a 3-0 win over Norwich in the FA Cup.
Next for the player nicknamed 'Kun' is Everton in the Premier League tomorrow.
"When Kun continues playing games and playing more minutes, his performance always improves after he comes back from a long injury," Pellegrini said of Aguero, who missed 10 weeks of action from October to December because of two separate injuries.