Football: Late goals give Manchester City victory at Aston Villa

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on Oct 4, 2014. Manchester
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on Oct 4, 2014. Manchester City won the game 2-0. -- PHOTO: AFP

BIRMINGHAM (REUTERS) - Goals by Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero earned champions Manchester City a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, although they left it late.

Villa appeared set to hold on for a point after resisting almost constant City pressure in the second half, but Toure struck with a clinical left-foot shot to break the deadlock after 82 minutes with his first league goal this season.

Home keeper Brad Guzan had made several saves to keep City out but he was powerless as Villa's defence finally buckled.

Aguero's snap shot after 88 minutes wrapped up the victory which moved City into second place with 14 points from seven matches, two behind Chelsea who host Arsenal on Sunday.