Football: Silva, Aguero give Manchester City a winning start
Published on Aug 18, 2014 1:31 AM
NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City started their Premier League season with victory over Newcastle United on Sunday, exactly as they did 12 months ago when their campaign ended with a championship party.
This latest 2-0 win, achieved through goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, was not as convincing as last year's 4-0 success at the Etihad Stadium, but it provided evidence that this season could have the same triumphant outcome.
Manuel Pellegrini's side were typically well-organised and hard-working, against a Newcastle team given an injection of optimism by a close-season of hectic transfer activity overseen by their manager Alan Pardew.
And while they did not create many chances, City always had a greater cutting edge than Newcastle, even if the hosts threatened to cause an upset in the closing stages.
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