Manchester City kicked off their 2014-15 Premier League campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.
It was a pretty straight-forward win for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who dominated the opening stages and took the lead in the 38th minute.
Yaya Toure floated in a long ball from midfield which Edin Dzeko back-heeled towards Silva, who then slotted home past Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul with ease.
Although Alan Pardew’s team stepped up their game in the second half and put the City defence under pressure in the closing stages, the visitors had the last laugh.
Aguero, who came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute, scored from close range in injury time after seeing his initial shot from an acute angle saved by Krul.
Following the match, City fans took to social networking site Twitter to revel in their team’s victory and their performance.
Below is a selection of the Manchester club’s supporters’ tweets.
Back to business as usual for #MCFC. Perfect start.— Jake Philip Matthews (@JakeMafyews) August 17, 2014
Great result City ... looking a bit rusty and can play better .. but quality counts . #mcfc steady as she goes blues :-)— Mr B (Mark) (@DiamondTimelord) August 17, 2014
The road goes ever on and on ... and it is wonderful to begin that road with three points! #MCFC— Gandalf the Sky Blue (@GandalfSkyBlue) August 17, 2014
I love Pellegrini's understatedness & quiet genius #mcfc— 54 Beats 44 (@54Beats44) August 17, 2014
An away win, a clean sheet and some strong individual performances from Dzeko and Fernando. A good start to the season. #MCFC— James (@peoffrey) August 17, 2014
Big, big win. Little rusty at times but that will get better with games. Silva and Serg with lovely goals and Fernando was a rock. #MCFC— Aguero3 (@Aguero310) August 17, 2014
Fernando was immense today top player. #mcfc— michael sdi masemula (@Mike_masemula) August 17, 2014
Performance of champions. Valiant Newcastle side but our class shone through in the end, Top of the league. #MCFC— ShelDON (@jcsmcfc) August 17, 2014
Match of the Day and a curry for me when I get back from Newcastle!!!! Such a good day!!! #MCFC— Matthew Barlow (@Barlow_Mcfc) August 17, 2014
Easy win today! Great away day :) #mcfc— Jack Marshall (@Marshyy_MCFC) August 17, 2014
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