Aguero leads City to easy win
Sergio Aguero scored one and set up two goals for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero starred for Manchester City as the Barclays Premier League champions ended their Far East tour with a comfortable 3-1 victory over a Malaysia XI.
The 24-year-old Argentina international opened the scoring with a fine first-half solo effort before setting up strike-partner Carlos Tevez and then winger Adam Johnson to cement the win after the break.
It took Aguero just 17 minutes to make his mark at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur when, having earlier hit the crossbar and forced a save from goalkeeper Farizal Marlias, he opened the scoring.
The former Atletico Madrid frontman surged past three defenders before chipping a deft shot past Marlias to put the visitors ahead.
Johnson and Tevez both went close before half-time and although Norshahrul Talaha headed wide for the Malaysians in injury time, City went in at the break 1-0 to the good.
However, the game was effectively over within seven minutes of the restart when Aguero fed Tevez to make it 2-0 from a tight angle and then obliged once again to allow Johnson to add a third from 12 yards.
Manager Roberto Mancini made a series of changes as time ran down, Aguero making way for Marcos Lopes with 20 minutes remaining, and the home side claimed an 87th-minute consolation when substitute Azammuddin bin Mohd Akil reduced the deficit.
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That said we'll have to get cover for Yaya. He and Kollo are going to be absent for the African Nations cup again in January and February, and he's going to make a huge dent in the midfield. He was awesome in this game. Though where the hell you'll find a player that's a patch on him at a price anyone can afford, I've no idea.
Tevez and Aguero looked very sharp as well. Its going to be an interesting start to the season.
Shantel, how can you say City have no loyalty, years of having to play second fiddle to the trafford trash, and yet their supporters still stayed loyal. As for Fergies freeloader suppoters, just watch as soon as they stop winning and the prawn sandwiches dry up they,ll be off to chelsea, or spurs.
And this is from another loyal L.F.C.supporter.
Manchester United arent even based in Manchester, how ironic !
Like ive always said, theres only one team in Manchester and thats City ....... Come on you blues !!!!
I agree the opposition was weak, and it really should have been 6 or 7. What this says about Arsenal, I'm not sure. Malaysia arguably outplayed the Arse and were leading with just a few minutes to go. Only a friendly I know.
City have certainly stepped up a couple of gears since those dreary first 2 games.