UK time is: 05:06:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mancini: Swansea Caused Us Some Problems

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted that Swansea City caused his side some problems in the first half, but they later romped to a 4-0 win, with all goals coming in the second period.

Brendan Rodgers' players enjoyed a good start to their Premier League opener at the Etihad Stadium last night, dominating 70% of possession after about 15 minutes.

It took Manchester City almost half an hour to get into their stride, and debutant goalkeeper Michel Vorm was soon called into action, while the crossbar also saved us a few times as the scores were unchanged at the break.

The hosts got in front after 57 minutes, and they later showed that they have enough world-class quality such as Silva and Aguero to seriously challenge for the title.

Mancini said:

"In the first half Swansea played very well and we had some problems,"

"After the first goal it was easier for us, but before that it wasn`t easy."


Mancini also praised new signing Aguero, coming on as a substitute to score 2 goals and create another. He compared him with Brazilian legend Romario.

"Sergio is a photocopy of Romario, they are the same player.

"He is not 100 per cent yet but he is going to be fantastic for us."

"Aguero has to be one of the top players in the world on that display.

"He does all the simple things well, then suddenly 18 yards out he turns into a man who can score goals from nothing.

"His second goal was something people dream about and it was a team effort all the way through, but he was the icing on the cake."







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 7:54PM

Your Comments

We did well early on but Man City soon took over and caused us problems every time they attacked, if it wasn't for Vorm it could have been 7 or 8
eye_nose_hat
We did well early on but Man City soon took over and caused us problems every time they attacked, if it wasn't for Vorm it could have been 7 or 8
eye_nose_hat
yes vorm was hero of day for us we cant afford to make any mistakes against team like man c and we need to take any chance we get at this the highest level
SwanPaul
yes vorm was hero of day for us we cant afford to make any mistakes against team like man c and we need to take any chance we get at this the highest level
SwanPaul
Did you enjoy your beating sheep :) premiership your having a laugh ha ha ha ha
martyn_hucknall
Did you enjoy your beating sheep :) premiership your having a laugh ha ha ha ha
martyn_hucknall
haha, were you actually expecting us to get a point. even mancini said there are plenty of teams worse than us in the premier league. and just to let you know we completed more passes than you without losing the ball.
welshmartan
haha, were you actually expecting us to get a point. even mancini said there are plenty of teams worse than us in the premier league. and just to let you know we completed more passes than you without losing the ball.
welshmartan
groan y cant people have decent conversation without bing childish
SwanPaul
groan y cant people have decent conversation without bing childish
SwanPaul
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. shearers boots 69
2. eye_nose_hat 26
3. KevinE 22
4. GThomas 13
5. Phil W 12
6. Swan_Lady2 3
7. 1871_Biscuit 3
8. yugo23 1
9. NMASON137 1
10. johnjubal1958 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Arsenal
Everton 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester City
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17
9. Everton 12 4 5 3 3 17
10. Spurs 12 5 2 5 -1 17

Breaking League News

Match Analysis: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 25/11/2014 22:15:00
Injury Boost Causes Pardew Headache
Newcastle : 25/11/2014 21:58:00
Man City : 25/11/2014 21:36:00
Mixed Diame And Lenihan Injury News
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:07:00
Robertson Attracting Interest
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 44%
Rangel 0%
Williams 0%
Bartley 7%
Taylor 0%
Ki 7%
Carroll 28%
Dyer 0%
Montero 0%
Sigurdsson 7%
Bony 7%