Argentinos Abroad: Sergio Agüero fires Man City to Community Shield win over Chelsea & Marcelo Bielsa makes winning start with Leeds (VIDEO)


Manchester City nor Chelsea were at full strength for the Community Shield but Sergio Agüero was as bright as ever scoring both goals as the Premier League champions defeated Maurizio Sarri’s new club at Wembley.

City strolled to the Premier League title last season and even without the likes of World Cup stars Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling, they proved too much for Chelsea.

Agüero opened the scoring after 13 minutes when he controlled Phil Foden’s pass to rifle the ball into the bottom corner and with it City’s record goal scorer took his tally for the club to 200.

200 soon became 201 after the break when Bernardo Silva slipped in the Argentinian and the ball was swiftly fired past compatriot Willy Caballero.

Chelsea are a club that Agüero obviously enjoys facing as his brace mean that ten of his Manchester City goals have come against the Londoners – only against Newcastle has Agüero scored more.

Elsewhere in England, Marcelo Bielsa took charge of his first official game as Leeds United manager and the result was an impressive 3-1 win over Stoke.

Whether the Yorkshire club would immediately respond to the demands of El Loco was an obvious question mark surrounding their Championship opener but aside from running out of steam a little late on, Leeds were outstanding.

Many of the Bielsa characteristics were on show and a fine passing move saw Mateusz Klich give Leeds a deserved lead after quarter of an hour.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland could do little about the opener but was at fault for Pablo Hernández’s shot squirming past him before the break. A penalty allowed Stoke back into it but a Liam Cooper header put the game beyond doubt.

How far Bielsa can take Leeds this season remains to be seen but it was a hugely promising opener that will rightly excite supporters.

“It was a game with high intensity, our players were very ambitious and they put in a great physical effort. The physical effort pleased me, the productivity was very high.

“We had the hope and the ambition to win. We have a dynamic team, an offensive team. We took risks when we were moving the ball,” Bielsa told reporters after the game.


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