Man City Wreck Liverpool

Manchester City delivered an early statement of intent as the Premier League champions comfortably overcame last season’s runners-up Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.
Stevan Jovetic scored either side of half-time to punish Liverpool, who dominated much of the first half without creating the opportunities to go with their excellent work-rate and approach work.
And as Liverpool’s new £16m signing Mario Balotelli watched from the directors’ box against his former club, any hopes of a comeback were snuffed out when Sergio Aguero slid home the third 23 seconds after coming on as substitute for the injured Edin Dzeko.
Pablo Zabaleta’s own goal at least got Liverpool on the scoresheet but the last 20 minutes were played out as a formality, such was City’s control.
Jovetic’s first season at City was hampered by injuries but he has form for tormenting Liverpool after scoring twice against them in Fiorentina’s Champions League win in 2009 and he showed his quality again here.


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