Published August 15, 2011
MANCHESTER, England – Sergio Aguero scored two goals and set up another in his English debut to help Manchester City beat newcomer Swansea 4-0 Monday night and give the Welsh club a harsh welcome to the Premier League.
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm had made a string of good saves to help Swansea withstand nearly an hour of relentless pressure from City before Edin Dzeko finally put the host ahead in the 57th. The striker capitalized on Vorm's first inaccuracy, slotting a rebound into the empty net after the goalkeeper failed control Adam Johnson's shot from the right side of the area.
Aguero, Diego Maradona's son-in-law, then came on as a substitute and made it 2-0 in the 67th, meeting Micah Richards' cross at the far post for an easy tap-in. The Argentine forward set up David Silva for the third just three minutes later and scored from long range in injury time.