Manchester City got their Premier League defence off to a winning start but Newcastle United will feel that they did enough to at least warrant a point against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Newcastle have signed well

Many felt that Alan Pardew had signed well this summer and they were proved right with highly promising debuts from Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere. The former particularly catching the eye with a confident, skilful performance.

Ayoze Perez, another debutant, almost stole the headlines when he came on with 10 minutes to go but his deflected shot just went wide.

Manchester City yet to get going

In a performance reminiscent of last week’s 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal, City looked off of the pace, lazy and, well, disinterested. Ultimately, it is a results-based business and the Citizens did the job.

Sergio Aguero is still the main man

For all their wonderful striking options – Edin Dzeko had a great game today – you just can’t look past the little Argentine. Despite not starting the game, the former Atletico Madrid striker came on and demonstrated his quality with the goal that sealed the points for City.

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