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City cruise in Pellegrini opener

Published: Monday 19 August 2013, 22.58CET
Manchester City FC made a spectacular start to life under Manuel Pellegrini as David Silva, Sergio Agüero, Yaya Touré and Samir Nasri struck to beat Newcastle United FC 4-0.
City cruise in Pellegrini opener
Yaya Touré (right) celebrates his goal with David Silva and Gaël Clichy ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 19 August 2013, 22.58CET

City cruise in Pellegrini opener

Manchester City FC made a spectacular start to life under Manuel Pellegrini as David Silva, Sergio Agüero, Yaya Touré and Samir Nasri struck to beat Newcastle United FC 4-0.

Manchester City FC made a spectacular start to life under Manuel Pellegrini as they blew away Newcastle United FC 4-0 in their Premier League opener.

With champions Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC both having won the first games under their own new managers, City had their own point to prove. And from the kick-off it was clear that the 2011/12 title-winners would delight their home fans.

Pellegrini gave City debuts to fellow summer arrivals Jesús Navas and Fernandinho, and although Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul made early saves from Sergio Agüero and Edin Džeko, he was powerless to stop David Silva's sixth-minute header. A second goal only looked a matter of time and arrived in the 22nd minute, Vincent Kompany and Džeko combining to send Agüero clear to beat Krul with a precise shot just inside the post.

It got worse for Newcastle just before the break when Steven Taylor was sent off and five minutes into the second half Yaya Touré's free-kick made it 3-0 soon after Krul had brilliantly denied Džeko. With 15 minutes left Samir Nasri completed the scoring, rushing on to a loose ball and calmly finishing.

Last updated: 05/09/13 11.44CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/08/2013 15:50 CET

19/08/2013

Man. CityMan. City4-0NewcastleNewcastle

Silva 6, Agüero 22, Y. Touré 50, Nasri 75

Venue: Manchester

18/08/2013

ChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull

Oscar 13, Lampard 25

Venue: London

18/08/2013

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-1TottenhamTottenham

Soldado 50 (P)

Venue: London

17/08/2013

SwanseaSwansea1-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Bony 82

Van Persie 34, 72, Welbeck 36, 90+2

Venue: Swansea

17/08/2013

ArsenalArsenal1-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Giroud 6

Benteke 22, 61 (P), Luna 85

Venue: London

17/08/2013

NorwichNorwich2-2EvertonEverton

Whittaker 51, Van Wolfswinkel 71

Barkley 61, Coleman 65

Venue: Norwich

17/08/2013

SunderlandSunderland0-1FulhamFulham

Kasami 52

Venue: Sunderland

17/08/2013

West BromWest Brom0-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Lambert 90 (P)

Venue: West Bromwich

17/08/2013

West HamWest Ham2-0CardiffCardiff

J. Cole 13, Nolan 76

Venue: London

17/08/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool1-0StokeStoke

Sturridge 37

Venue: Liverpool

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