Sergio 'Kun' Aguero made a fantastic debut, scoring twice, as City recovered from a slow start to demolish Swansea 4-0. On that performance, Carlos Tevez will be sitting on the substitute's bench once he returns.
Crucially after the first goal, City switched from a counter attacking 4-2-3-1 to a 4-4-2 with the introduction of Aguero. Surprise, surprise... or not if you read my column regularly, City opened up their attacking options and over ran the under-manned Swansea team.
That is how you are suppose to play at home, not the anaemic embarrassing first half when Dzeko was the only option up front and City were relying on Silva and Barry for their shooting opportunities.
We can only hope that Roberto Mancini took on board the lessons of this game and only plays a 4-2-3-1 when playing away to overly aggressive attacking teams and instead features two forwards when playing at home or against teams that are beatable away. Not coincidentally Dzeko seemed to come to life with Aguero playing up front with him supported by Silva's probing runs and passes.
The big loser tonight was Mario Balotelli. The instant partnership and understanding that appeared to be struck by Aguero, Silva and Dzeko means that Balotelli is likely to spend more time on the bench rather than playing with Dzeko up front.
And lastly spare a thought for Michel Vorm in the Swansea goal. Lost 4-0, was easily Swansea's man of the match and played superbly throughout.
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