Verdict: Manchester City 4 Swansea City 0

Four goals in the second half got City’s Premier League campaign up and running as Sergio Aguero provided his own welcome to Manchester. No need for a poster to announce this Argentine’s arrival.

The goals were all the sweeter after several first half misses in an excellent game where Swansea played their part. Aguero stole the headlines with a 30 minute run out that delivered two goals, an assist and the promise of a lot more to come.

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Preview: Manchester City v Swansea City

Roberto Mancini’s side begin another hugely anticipated campaign against Swansea. There’s always an element of the unknown when playing a newly promoted side and their eagerness to impress could make this a trickier encounter than many anticipate.

With Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez still deemed short of match fitness, the attack is likely to resmeble that seen last week with Edin Dzeko supported by Balotelli, Yaya and Silva. Unless his form improves Adam Johnson is only likely to start when City are playing two games a week.

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