sport news It is criminal Sergio Aguero has been overlooked for Player of the Year awards

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We all make mistakes and when we do there is nothing for it but to own up. As it happens I am not alone in this one.

The overwhelming majority of my fellow members of the Football Writers' Association erred, like myself, when voting for the Footballer of the Year.

As did almost all those on the Professional Footballer's Association roster when they elected their Player of the Year.

It is criminal that Sergio Aguero did not win any Player of the Season awards for this campaign

It is criminal that Sergio Aguero did not win any Player of the Season awards for this campaign

Raheem Sterling picked up the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award

Raheem Sterling picked up the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award

Liverpool's towering centr back Virgil Van Dijk's was voted PFA Players' Player of the season

Liverpool's towering centr back Virgil Van Dijk's was voted PFA Players' Player of the season

This is not to belittle Raheem Sterling or Virgil Van Dijk, fine footballers both between whom I pondered at length before opting for Liverpool's upstanding centre-half.

But while I defer to no-one in proclaiming the historic writers' honour as the supreme individual benediction in our national game, the players came closer to getting it right this year when they anointed Sterling as their Young Player of 2019.

Still they went for Van Dijk for the top honour. So both our constituencies were guilty of forgetting the genius goalscorer who has been taken for granted for eight prolific seasons.

Sergio Kun Aguero has been overlooked yet again, even though he piled up the goals which have basically won the Premier League for Manchester City for a fourth time.

Van Dijk was also recently announced as the Premier League's official Player of the Season

Van Dijk was also recently announced as the Premier League's official Player of the Season 

Not to mention four League Cups. And at his rate, most likely his first FA Cup at Wembley this Saturday.

The neglect of this Argentinian in the context of English football is not so much oversight as criminal. Not least when a panel of my Sportsmail colleagues were asked this week to nominate who might have won these awards if not Sterling or Van Dijk - and not one of that 11-man team gave so much as a passing thought to Aguero.

The penny dropped for me last Sunday at the moment Aguero slid home the most vital of City's goals as they clinched one of the most Titanic championships in league history.

Had he not pouched the instant equaliser to Brighton's shock opener, then the

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