MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Edin Dzeko of Manchester City in action against Ashley Williams of Swansea City (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City at City of Manchester Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

English Premier League, Week One: Manchester City Defeats Swansea 4-0, Sergio Aguero Brilliant

Everything went right for Sergio Aguero on his debut, as he provided two goals and an assist in a brilliant performance for the Citizens

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Manchester City Vs. Swansea City: Full Time, Sergio Aguero Unbelievably Brilliant In 4-0 Slaughter

As a team, Manchester City were absolutely brilliant on Monday night as they defeated Swansea City by a final score of 4-0. Until at least the 68th minute, if not until stoppage time, David Silva was the clear man of the match as he put in a fantastic performance. However, the story tomorrow morning will be about one man and one man only: Sergio Aguero.

Just eight minutes after coming on for his debut, the Argentinian international superstar netted his first goal in a Manchester City shirt, a tap-in off of a Micah Richards cross. Three minutes later, he provided an assist to Silva with a backwards chip over his own shoulder as he just barely kept the ball from going over the endline. And then, the real gem. In second half stoppage time, Aguero completed his brace with a brilliant 30 yard strike, cementing his legend after just 30 minutes on the pitch.

The 4-0 result is extraordinarily harsh on Swansea debutante goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who was stunning in goal for his team. He made 11 saves on the night, which is more saves than any goalkeeper made in any Premier League game last season. City had 15 shots on target and hit the woodwork on two other occasions. They were unquestionably brilliant, and had a replacement level goalkeeper been between the sticks, they might have scored eight or nine times.

Now, the hype machine will be rolling, both on Sergio Aguero personally and on City's title chase. Swansea look like they'll be on the other end of the table, and they will have to deal with questions about whether or not they can avoid the drop all season long.


Manchester City Vs. Swansea City: Halftime, Exciting Match Somehow Scoreless

Manchester City have put on a show in the opening 45 minutes of their matchup against Swansea City, but the Premier League debutantes are somehow hanging with their hosts on the road. Though City have done a great job getting the ball into the Swansea box and creating scoring opportunities, they have yet to score a goal. Meanwhile, Swansea are defending well and have actually held a majority of the possession. The score is 0-0 and City have looked the more likely team to score, but Swansea are holding their own and the game could still go either way.

David Silva has been downright brilliant for City, creating their two best scoring opportunities. Really, he's unlucky that he doesn't yet have a brace. The first chance came in the 24th minute after a short corner, but Silva had his shot saved brilliantly by Michel Vorm, who is having a great debut thus far. Six minutes later, Silva managed to beat Vorm easily, but his shot clanked off the underside of the crossbar and away, somehow avoiding the back of the net.

Edin Dzeko had a chance of his own in first half stoppage time, but his low shot from 12 yards out was stopped by Vorm, who has made six saves in the first half. Gareth Barry had a couple as well, but his first attempt was attempted and a later attempt just before the halftime whistle smacked off the crossbar.

A quick glance at the two benches shows that City are, unsurprisingly, the team who is more able to change the game with their substitutions. Swansea have some decent attacking options in Leroy Lita, Luke Moore and Wayne Routledge, but none have proven that they are more than good Championship or fringe Premier League players. Meanwhile, City can introduce Mario Balotelli or Sergio Aguero whenever they please.


Blackburn Rovers Vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers: Wolves Come Back For 2-1 Win

Last season ended with Wolverhampton and Blackburn squaring off in a thrilling 3-2 match with relegation on the line. Both teams stayed up and set the stage for today's season opener and while relegation wasn't on the line this time, it was an incredibly entertaining in the match. Blackburn tallied first, but Wolves came back with two of their own and grabbed three points at Ewood Park to get their season off to a tremendous start.

Junior Hoilett almost put Blackburn in front just four minutes in as his shot looked like it was set to cross the goal. Wayne Hennessey was able to scramble and just barely get a hand to it with a tremendous save to keep the match level though. Blackburn got themselves their goal in the 20th minute though when Jason Roberts spotted Mauro Formica, who was able to sneak one past Hennessey to go in front.

Wolves had a quick answer for Blackburn's tally though. Just two minutes after going down a goal, Wolves equalized through Steven Fletcher. The striker walked through the Blackburn defense to the edge of the six-yard box without anyone marking him so when the cross came in he was able to easily nod the ball home for the equalizer.

It looked like there would be more goals in the first half, but so many chances just missed. Just after half though, a chance was finally converted. Kevin Doyle had a penalty saved, but Stephen Ward came flying in with the rebound to put Wolves in front.

Once Wolves went on top they began to grab control of the match. They were able to keep Blackburn on the back foot and finish things off to give themselves three points in a strong start for a side that hopes to stay out of the relegation battle after just barely escaping the drop a year ago.

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