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Reading 0 Man City 2. The Blues start life post-Roberto Mancini with a comfortable win. The Royals played well, but didn't have enough on the day.
GOAL MAN CITY - DZEKO. The gloves have done business as Dzeko steps off the bench again to get himself on the scoresheet. Reading give the ball away in their own half, allowing Silva to find Dzeko. He cuts inside Kelly and rolls the ball under McCarthy.
The second change arrives for Reading. Skipper McAnuff, who has been quiet, is replaced by Blackman. Attacking switch by Adkins.
Brian Kidd making his final switch as Aguero makes way for Dzeko. Both bosses have changed things up front. Dzeko, by the way, is wearing gloves...in May!
Le Fondre sent on in place of Pogrebnyak for Reading.
Maicon breaks forward, playing a one-two with Lescott. The City centre-half finds himself inside the box, and ends up putting the ball behind for a goal kick. Second change by City as Garcia replaces Barry.
Robin J says: 'Man City seem to have upped their game now Mancini is out.'
Matt Stafford says: 'Absolutely gutted with Man City's decision to fire Mancini, really short-sighted of the board. I think most City fans were really happy about the direction the club going and the way Mubarak was handling things, but this decision was really bad. The person that really should have been fired is Brian Marwood who failed to bring in the transfers Mancini requested. It's his fault more than anyone else and whilst they're calling him a taxi they should get one for Txiki Begiristain too.'
Apple Walsh says: 'City dominated that first half and should win, gutted to see Mancini go.'
Remember you can also bet in-play at Skybet.com. Reading are now 20/1 to take the spoils, with City 1/8 and the draw 6/1. You can get 9/2 on City to run out 3-0 winners.
Reading 0 Man City 1. The visitors lead at the interval. They have dominated and deserve to be in front. Aguero's goal the difference so far.
GOAL MAN CITY - AGUERO. Wonderful football from City, and they take the lead. One-touch stuff from the corner involving Milner and Silva. Milner picks out Aguero 12 yards out and he steers the ball low into the bottom corner.
Milner crosses left-footed, but onto the head of Morrison. Toure looks to press Reading back again. Silva brought into play, but the Royals stand firm and McCleary can race forward. He is tripped by Barry, who is booked.
Maicon introduced in place of Toure. The Brazilian will slot in at right-back, allowing Richards to move across into the middle. Not a bad replacement to have up your sleeve - another seasoned international.
Dylan Murphy Pegg is the latest to offer support to the departed Mancini. He says: 'I think it's a bit harsh that Mancini got the sack. The FA Cup was disappointing, though I thought Wigan played really well! I don't think it was his fault that they didn't win the FA Cup it was a brilliant performance from Wigan!'
Marvin Strong is the latest to question the logic of the City board. He says: 'What a poor decision from the board to sack Mancini. Speculation over his future surely distracted everyone's focus on the FA Cup final, 2nd in the league behind the greatest manager of them all, a poor affair in the Champions League but in the strongest group I've ever seen, admittedly we should beat Ajax. Now we look like we're gonna bring in a manager with no Premiership experience. Managers should be treated with much more respect and given time. One trophyless season is hardly a disaster. Just look at Wenger!! Maybe you should only be able to sack managers within the transfer windows.'
Jack Dolan sees the hosts getting something tonight. He says: 'Think Reading might snatch a draw tonight if City don't turn up again, with Nasri to coming on to score a late one.'
Holly Savage is another disappointed Blue. She says: 'Absolutely gutted that Mancini has been sacked, after everything he has done for us, he's going to be missed a lot. Despite him being sacked, we have to march on regardless, I can see City bouncing back after the FA Cup final defeat and be back on track. I'm going with 2-0 with Aguero and Silva on the score sheet. Let's do this for Mancini, come on City!'
Simon Rigby is one of those City supporters less than impressed by recent goings on at the Etihad. He says: 'City fan all my life - seen ups and downs from relegation to Division Two, Paul Dickov's injury time equaliser in 1999 to us winning the Premier League. Look how much we've progressed since United won the treble in 1999. Have had the best memories from Mancini's reign. Sad day and embarrassing for the club. We want stability and not to be another Chelsea. CTID.'
Chris Green thinks Reading can pile more misery on City. He says: 'If Reading perform to their potential and get the backing from their fans, I think they can shock us all this evening and beat the former Premier League champions. Any team can beat Man City when they aren't at their best, so Reading will have a chance this evening of pulling off a shock, but for this to happen, they must not allow Man City to dominate the match; otherwise, their dreams will be over before they've even begun.'
You can also bet in-play throughput the evening at Skybet.com. Reading start as 5/1 outsiders, with City 8/15 and the draw 100/30. You can get 40/1 on Sergio Aguero to net first and City to win 3-1.
Feel free to offer your opinions on today's game, Mancini or anything else that takes your fancy by contacting me direct at Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
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