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Aguero wants to get the job done

Sergio Aguero has urged his Manchester City team-mates to "finish the job" and win the Barclays Premier League.

The Argentina striker feels the quality of the City squad has enabled him to settle quickly since his club record £38million move from Atletico Madrid last summer. City established themselves as title favourites after losing just one of their opening 18 matches and Aguero wants an equally strong second half of the season.

The 23-year-old wrote on his personal website, www.sergioaguero.com: "I couldn't have wished for a better start to this new era in my personal and professional life, and everything I set for myself is being fulfilled."

He added: "Fortunately, the adaptation was faster than I thought. It helped a lot to arrive at a club with a very serious project and a team with a solid base of great players and good people.

"We made a great start to the season and now we have to finish the job. We hope we can keep this pace. We want to win the league and we will give everything to succeed."

City were actually frustrated in their last outing as they were held to a goalless draw at West Brom on Boxing Day. They now face a test of their trophy-winning credentials as they begin a tough January programme with a New Year's Day trip to Sunderland on Sunday.

The game is quickly followed by a home clash against Liverpool on Tuesday. City then face Manchester United in the FA Cup and have two more clashes with Liverpool in the Carling Cup semi-finals as well as league games against Wigan and Tottenham before the month ends.

Manager Roberto Mancini was not overly concerned by his team's failure to score for the first time this season at The Hawthorns but has warned against complacency.

He said: "I think there will be some moments when we don't score goals or some when United score five goals, like in the last two or three weeks. But this is normal. We have 20 games and I think we will score in a lot of games in this championship. But if we want to win this title we should focus on every game.

"Thinking the game is easy is impossible. Every game is very difficult. When we play the likes of West Bromwich, like Sunderland, they will be tough games and we should concentrate 100%. We want to win this title and will do everything to win this title. We must focus on the next 20 games and think positive, (especially) in difficult moments."

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