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Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle United (ft result)
Goals: David Silva (6'), Sergio Aguero (22'), Yaya Toure (50'), Samir Nasri (75')
Red card: Steven Taylor (45+3') NEW
City thump Newcastle to open the season. The home side was on top from start to finish, already two goals up by the time Steven Taylor was sent off for the Magpies for clattering Sergio Aguero round the head.
David Silva's header and Aguero's fine finish netted the first half goals, with a Yaya Toure free kick and a smart Samir Nasri finish after the break doing further damage. It could have been more, with Alvaro Negredo denied by a wrong offside flag, and three penalty appeals turned down by the referee for City.
Good start for last year's runners up, and a pretty horrific one for the Magpies.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany (Garcia), Lescott, Clichy; Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva (Negredo); Dzeko, Aguero (Nasri).
Newcastle United: Krul, Coloccini, Sissoko, Cisse, Ben Arfa (Sa Ameobi), Gouffran (Dummett), Yanga-Mbiwa, Tiote, Debuchy, Taylor, Gutierrez (Anita).