Football

Manchester City thrash reigning champion Chelsea

By Matias Grez

Published 1122 GMT (1922 HKT) August 17, 2015
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Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero wriggles away from four Chelsea defenders to slot his side into the lead. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Captain Vincent Kompany doubled City's lead with a well placed header in the second half. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho added gloss to the scoreline with a fine strike from outside the area. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho felt the Brazilian should have been sent off in the first half for a challenge on Diego Costa. OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
John Terry had to settle for a place on the bench during the second half, as he was substituted for the first time in a Premier League match under Mourinho. The Portuguese manager said it was a tactical substitution allowing the "faster" Kurt Zouma to give Chelsea more cover at the back. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
All eyes were on Chelsea's new-look medical team, after first-team doctor Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn were demoted from the bench following the fall out from the Blues' opening day 2-2 draw against Swansea. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images