Manchester City this evening showed that they are serious contenders for the 2011/12 Premier League title as they swept away newly promoted Swansea with four second half goals. It will be £38 million signing Sergio Aguero who will steal all the headlines as the Argentinean international scored twice in a 30-minute second half cameo, and his second was a real stunner.
Swansea gave as good as they got in the first 20 minutes, as the Championship Playoff winners kept the ball for large periods without creating any real chances. Man City then started to exert their influence on the match and were unlucky not to go into the break with the lead, as first David Silva and then Gareth Barry hit the crossbar, and Swansea’s new goalkeeper Michel Vorm made a couple of decent saves.
In the second half Man City had more and more of the ball and it was only a matter of time before they broke the deadlock. They did that 10 minutes after the break, as Edin Dzeko netted the first, and after that it was the Sergio Aguero show.
Minutes after coming on he scored a tap-in thanks to a cross from Micah Richards and then turned provider as he set up Silva for City’s third. In between Vorm made a number of great saves, racking up 11 in total, but there was nothing he could do about Aguero’s second.
The little Argentinean most certainly saved the best till last, launching a rasping unstoppable shot from outside the area to make it 4-0. The scoreline didn’t flatter Man City, but was a bit harsh of Swansea considering the Welsh side’s first half efforts. They’ll be looking to bounce back against Wigan next week, while for City it’s onwards and upwards and a top of the table clash against Bolton.