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Manchester City 3 Wigan 0

Manchester City continued their 100 per cent start to the current Premier League season with an impressive 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Roberto Mancini's team have now secured four wins on the bounce scoring 15 goals and playing a brand of football which seems a world away from the defensive approach which characterised their league campaign last season.

City left four-goal hero Edin Dzeko on the bench ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Napoli with Carlos Tevez making his first start of the season.

The want-away Argentina striker, recently stripped of the captaincy, looked rusty and off the pace. Tevez's performance was summed up in his scuffed first-half penalty which Ali Al-Habsi saved with ease.

Thankfully for Mancini Sergio Aguero continued his excellent start in a City shirt. The Argentina international opened the scoring on thirteen minutes when he combined with Tevez and the outstanding David Silva before confidently stroking the ball past Al-Habsi.

An out of sorts Tevez was replaced on 61 minuted by Samir Nasri and the former Arsenal player made an instant impact. Nasri's delicate chip forward gave Aguero the chance to bag his second goal of the match.

Nasri began to showcase his seemingly telepathic relationship with Silva and Aguero as City went up another gear. It was Silva who played a defence splitting ball to Aguero on 69 minutes and the Argentinian claimed the match ball with an emphatic finish.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was disappointed with his team's performance but was quick to acknowledge that City can mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season.

'City have gone to a different level, they can be regarded as title contenders now. I think we could have been a little wiser, we were capable of causing City a bit more trouble than we did, but mentally we were defeated almost before the game began. We never believed we could get a result here, against all City's big names, and that is disappointing.'

While it's much too early to tell for sure, all signs suggest that it will be City and United slugging it out for the Premier League title this season.

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