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  • August 15, 2011
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Referee: M. Dean
  • • Attendance: 46802
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  • That's all. Manchester City made hard work of the first half, but unleashed on Swansea in the second half. It was a rough start for the Premier League new boys, but Sergio Aguero was brilliant, netting himself two goals and grabbing an assist in just a half hour on the pitch. That's all from me, Nick Rosano. For more soccer chatter, you can follow me on Twitter: @nicholasrosano. Thanks!
  • 90' + 2'
    That's two goals and an assist on Agueros stellar debut! Swansea with a good chance to grab a consolation goal, but the shot is right at Hart.
  • 90' + 1'
    AssistYaya Touré
  • 90' + 1'
    GoalSergio Agüero
  • 90' + 1'
    4-0! Amazing goal from Aguero! From well outside the area, the stellar Argentine finds some space and gives Vorm no chance with a dipping shot into the far corner from 30 yards out.
  • 90'
    David Silva puts a free kick through the wall, but Vorm is on hand to save.
  • 90'
    City is keeping up the pressure even at 3-0 up, but not much for either side to play for now.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionDavid Silva James Milner
  • 81'
    SubstitutionNathan Dyer Leroy Lita
  • 77'
    Another great save from Vorm! After picking up a pass back, he gifted Manchester City an indirect free kick in the box. Yaya Toure hammered it, and it took a wicked deflection, but Vorm made a great reaction save on the line.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionAdam Johnson Stefan Savic
  • 71'
    AssistSergio Agüero
  • 71'
    GoalDavid Silva
  • 71'
    3-0 City and it's done and dusted! Dzeko picks out Aguero with a brilliant pass, which is deflected, but Aguero controls and flips it over the goalkeeper, then manages to some how keep it in. He scooped the ball back over his head before it crossed the end line and found a wide-open David Silva for the easy finish.
  • 68'
    AssistMicah Richards
  • 68'
    GoalSergio Agüero
  • 68'
    2-0 City and it's Aguero with a debut goal! Toure to Johnson to Richards down the right, and Richards slides a perfect ball across for Aguero's easy finish.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionStephen Dobbie Wayne Routledge
  • 65'
    SubstitutionLeon Britton Joe Allen
  • 62'
    Aguero involved again as he gets into the area, but his shot is off target from almost the byline.
  • 61'
    Augero very nearly scores with his first touch. His turn and shot on the edge of the area is brilliantly saved by Vorm, and Toure is there to pick up the scraps, but offside.
  • 60'
    Sergio Aguero enters the pitch, the big money signing makes his EPL debut off the bench. Nigel De Jong is the player substituted.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionNigel De Jong Sergio Agüero
  • 57'
    AssistAdam Johnson
  • 57'
    GoalEdin Dzeko
  • 57'
    GOAL! Manchester City finally gets its breakthrough after Adam Johnson forces a great save out of Vorm, only for Dzeko to arrive and clean up the scraps.
  • 53'
    After continuous Man City pressure, Swansea's Steven Dobbie finds himself on the break and forces a good save from distance out of Joe Hart. Man City can't be too lax here.
  • 51'
    Dzeko is through and rounds Vorm! But he is correctly flagged offside.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway, with no changes from either side.
  • It's 0-0 at halftime. Swansea looked strong for the first part of the game, but from 20 minutes on, it's been all City. The Citizens have been playing some attractive stuff, but the woodwork and some fine goalkeeping from Swansea's Michel Vorm has kept it scoreless.
  • 45' + 2'
    Barry off the woodwork with the last kick of the half!
  • 45' + 1'
    Toure threads a great ball to Edin Dzeko, but Vorm makes himself big and saves one-on-one! Best chance of the game so far for City, but still no luck against a dogged Swansea team.
  • 45'
    Swansea is allowing Manchester City to arrive at the edge of the box easily, but compact and quick defending is making it difficult to get an accurate shot off. Yaya Toure manages one on target, but straight at Vorm.
  • 42'
    Yaya Toure continues to bomb forward as he gets on the end of a well-worked move, but scoops his finish well over the bar, typical of the Ivorian's finishing today.
  • 35'
    Manchester City continuing to bring it, and a nicely worked passing move sees Clichy flash the ball across the box, but Toure can't connect.
  • 30'
    Silva denied again, this time by the bar! Manchester City really bringing the pressure now, and Swansea riding its luck.
  • 24'
    Fantastic save Michel Vorm! David Silva unloads, but the Swansea 'keeper is equal to it. Best chance for the Citizens as they start to come into the game more.
  • 23'
    Still no way through for Man City as Adam Johnson has a shot blocked.
  • 15'
    Manchester City is not showing much urgency as Swansea is doing a good job at denying them the ball.
  • 9'
    Swansea not bad early on, pressing fairly well and keeping Manchester City's defense on its toes.
  • 2'
    City nearly off to a flier as Yaya Toure gets free and shoots, but Swansea captain Alan Tate blocks.
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • Gael Clichy has been given his debut, while Sergio Aguero is on the bench for Manchester City. Swansea starting only two players with Premier League experience.
  • Welcome to Goal.com's live commentary for Manchester City's Premier League opener against newly-promoted Swansea City! Nick Rosano here, bringing you the latest on the final game of an exciting opening weekend in the EPL.