Sergio Aguero puts Manchester City ahead at Reading in their first game without Roberto Mancini as manager.
Sergio Aguero has put Manchester City into a half-time lead at already-relegated Reading in the Premier League this evening.
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City, playing their first game without the sacked Roberto Mancini, got into their stride quickly as Aguero was twice denied by Royals keeper Alex McCarthy in the opening 10 minutes.
Stand-in manager Brian Kidd was forced into making an early City change as Kolo Toure hobbled off for Maicon.
Soon after Reading had their first decent chance when Hal Robson-Kanu drilled an effort just wide of Joe Hart's goal.
After the half-hour mark the home side came even closer when, first Gareth McCleary sprinted into the area and forced Hart into a low save, and then Robson-Kanu tested the England number one.
But with five minutes left of the half, City found a way past McCarthy. James Milner and David Silva exchanged passes before the former laid in Aguero, who slotted home.