Manchester City made the perfect start to life post-Roberto Mancini on Tuesday as they collected a 2-0 win away at Reading.
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko got the goals for the Blues as they wrapped up a second-place finish in the Premier League.
With Reading already relegated and City's UEFA Champions League place assured, the match had a distinct end-of-season feel about it. The match felt like a sideshow to events behind the scenes, with confirmation that first-team coach David Platt would follow Mancini out of the Etihad Stadium coming just before kick-off.
City's travelling support were keen to thank the Italian, with banners held aloft ahead of kick-off and chants in his honour filling the Berkshire air.
On the pitch, City began brightly and James Milner, one of four changes to the side beaten at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup final, fired over inside two minutes.
Reading started sluggishly and poor defending allowed Aguero a shot at goal moments later, although Alex McCarthy...