The Argentine, who scored the stoppage-time goal against Queens Park Rangers that won City the title on the final day of the 2011-12 season, sat out the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in mid-week with a groin problem.

Aguero replaced midfielder James Milner in the only change that manager Manuel Pellegrini made to his starting XI.

City lead second-place Liverpool by two points but their 13-goal advantage in terms of goal difference means that they will effectively be assured of the title if they avoid defeat against West Ham.