Man City Begin Title Defence With Win

Manchester City began the defence of their Premier League title with a routine win at Newcastle thanks to David Silva and Sergio Aguero goals.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side were rarely troubled by the hosts and took the lead when Silva tucked in following a brilliant backheel by Edin Dzeko.
Substitute Aguero added a second in stoppage time when he poked in after his initial shot was saved by Tim Krul.
Dzeko had a shot blocked by Krul, who also stopped Samir Nasri’s drive.
That was the sum total of City’s best chances during a match in which they did not have to be at their best and their keeper Joe Hart – preferred to summer recruit Willy Caballero – was rarely tested.
Pellegrini was confident enough to leave influential striker Aguero on the bench and for £32m signing Eliaquim Mangala to remain in Manchester.


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