Interim manager Brian Kidd congratulates David Silva after a 2-0 victory at Reading.
Interim manager Brian Kidd congratulates David Silva after a 2-0 victory at Reading.
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READING, England (AP) -- Manchester City began life without Roberto Mancini with a routine 2-0 victory at rain-sodden Reading on Tuesday to secure second place in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero put City in front five minutes before halftime and substitute Edin Dzeko wrapped up the win in the 88th minute.

Mancini was fired on Monday - a year to the day since winning the Premier League - after Wigan ended City's last trophy hope this season by winning the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The post-Mancini era began with former assistant Brian Kidd in caretaker charge against relegated Reading.

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