Manchester City 4-0 Swansea City
Sergio Aguero's brace, Edin Dzeko and David Silva secured Manchester City a 4-0 win against Swansea.
Premier League new boys Swansea enjoyed some good possession in the opening exchanges but without really troubling the City defence. However, after the home fans started to voice their disapproval, the City players stepped up a gear and managed their first real attempt at goal on 24 minutes when Silva played a quick exchange of passes before curling an effort at the far corner which Swans' debutant goalkeeper Michel Vorm did well to parry away at full stretch. Silva went even closer on the half hour when he was teed up by Adam Johnson on the edge of the area but the Spaniard's neat left-foot effort rebounded off the bar with Vorm beaten. Silva should have done better on 39 minutes when Steven Caulker's poor headed clearance from a Yaya Toure effort fell to him just a couple of yards from goal, but he could only volley the ball over the bar. City ended the half with a flourish as Vorm denied Dzeko from virtually point-blank range after he turned Angel Rangel in the Swans' area. And, from the subsequent stoppage time corner, the Swansea defence could only clear the ball as far as Gareth Barry whose rasping drive cannoned back off the crossbar. City continued to press after the break and, after Swansea's Stephen Dobbie tested Joe Hart from 20 yards for their first effort on goal, the hosts went ahead on 57 minutes. A quick break upfield saw Silva play the ball out to wide to Johnson whose effort was parried by Vorm straight into the path of Dzeko who made no mistake. It was 2-0 on 68 minutes when Micah Richards produced a great low cross from the right and debutant, Aguero, who had only been on the pitch for nine minutes, ghosted in at the back post to score from close range. Aguero then turned provider three minutes later when he lifted the ball over Vorm before brilliantly preventing it from dropping out of play. And, his subsequent pull-back fell to the feet of Silva who gratefully fired into the empty net. The £38million signing from Atletico Madrid then showed his true class in the dying moments when he fired a dipping effort from outside the area into the bottom corner of Vorm's net.