Demanding Guardiola still wanting more
FOOTBALL: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he wants more from star striker Sergio Aguero despite the Argentine scoring his 10th and 11th goals of the season in a 3-1 win at Swansea City.
Aguero's goals extended City's lead at the top of the English Premier League to four points and made it a perfect 10 out of 10 wins in all competitions to start the season but Guardiola says he can do better.
"I'm so happy for him,” he told reporters.
"But he knows that I want more, he can play better, he can make other things that are going to help us.
"I will try, I will try to help him to develop his abilities as a football player.
"[I want him] to be involved in our game, in our process, and keep the ball, and help us.
"Of course in the box I cannot help him, he's going to help us a lot in the box, he's magnificent, the first goal, the first control, how quick he makes the first steps and then his finish...”
Aguero gave City the lead before Spaniard Fernando Llorente equalised with his first Swansea goal.
Mike van der Hoorn was controversially ruled to have elbowed Kevin De Bruyne to hand City a penalty for Aguero's second before Raheem Sterling scored a breakaway goal to make it three. The scoreline was harsh on Swansea.
City's rivals United got back to winning ways in the EPL with a 4-1 home success over champion Leicester.
Skipper Wayne Rooney was left out by manager Jose Mourinho but United produced its best performance of the campaign with four first-half goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.
Spurs remained unbeaten after a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough moved them to second.
North London rival Arsenal is third following a 3-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates.
Liverpool is fourth after demolishing 10-man Hull City 5-1 at Anfield.
There were also wins for Bournemouth, who ended Everton's unbeaten run with a 1-0 home success.
Crystal Palace came from behind to deny Sunderland its first victory of the season, winning 3-2 at the Stadium of Light.
Stoke is also seeking a first win after drawing 1-1 at home with West Brom.