Sergio Aguero scores 200th goal for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

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Sergio Aguero spoiled Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's first taste of English football as the Argentine's double gave Manchester City a stylish 2-0 victory in the Community Shield on Sunday.

However, the Citizens' 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield showed why they didn't need to parade their financial muscle in the transfer window this time out.

Aguero made a clever run to meet Bernardo Silva's pass with a clinical finish that flashed past Willy Caballero as the champions showed Sarri the size of the task ahead of him.

Jorginho is as exciting as they come, and while many (including Guardiola) expected him to be featuring for City in this clash it is Chelsea who came up trumps.

Some of their lethargy going forward could be put down to the heat, which made it hard for both sides to sustain any sort of tempo. Last season was the first training and playing sometimes with us and now he is more mature and part of the first-team.

Guardiola was left blown away by the performance of Bernardo, however, who he believes stepped up when fielded in a more central position as a result of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne being absent from the squad.

But they produced a controlled and efficient performance to secure their third piece of silverware in the past six months.




After a record-breaking season in which City amassed 100 points and scored 106 goals in the Premier League, Guardiola has signed only Riyad Mahrez and youngster Claudio Gomes this summer. It's going to take some stopping to deny Guardiola another Premier League title. Sarri has completed two signings so far, with Jorginho and Rob Green joining the team.

Chelsea have won 20 matches at Wembley Stadium - only Tottenham (32), Manchester United (23), Arsenal (21) have won more times.

"We have seven days to train this week, and hopefully we can increase that level".

It was a dress rehearsal for the genuinely big games to come for both Chelsea and Manchester City, and the Premier League champions looked the much superior side. We would like to find maybe one more because we don't have players to substitute Fernandinho. Those four players pretty much constitute the spine of the side and will make a difference when they return.

The average possession for City in their league games last season was 66.4%, so Sarri should be pretty pleased with Chelsea's progress on that front. Looked for all the world to be a third City goal.

That desire was matched by his team, who looked sharp, dominant and eager to assert themselves once again on English football as they rained 18 shots at the Chelsea goal.

"We made it clear from the day I arrived we want him, but deals are deals, agents are agents and players are players".

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