City and Liverpool open with wins

  • Last Updated: August 17 2014, 18:15 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League

  • David Silva scores Manchester City's opening goal
  • Daniel Sturridge celebrates his winner for Liverpool 

Sergio Aguero came off the bench to make sure of a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City as they won 2-0 at Newcastle.

City were leading 1-0 when the Argentina international struck in stoppage time to end the home side's hopes.

David Silva had fired the visitors into a 38th-minute lead, making the most of Edin Dzeko's clever back-heel, and Manuel Pellegrini's men will feel they were good value for the points after creating the better chances, although the result remained in doubt until Aguero struck.

Their movement and passing were characteristically impressive - their finishing less so - although Newcastle were unable to work City goalkeeper Joe Hart to any real extent despite enjoying their fair share of possession in front of a crowd of 50,816 at St James' Park.

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  • Daniel Sturridge scored the winner as Liverpool started the Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Southampton
  • Ronald Koeman was taking charge of Saints for the first time in the Premier League
  • Graziano Pelle and Raheem Sterling tangled early on
  • Dusan Tadic was another of the new faces in action for Southampton
  • Sterling gave Liverpool the lead in the 23rd minute
  • Steven Gerrard and the Reds stayed 1-0 ahead at half-time
  • Nathaniel Clyne pulled Southampton level in the 56th minute
  • Rickie Lambert replaced Philippe Coutinho to make his first Premier League appearance for Liverpool
  • Sturridge secured the win for Liverpool with this 79th minute goal
  • The Reds start the campaign with three points
  • There were tributes to Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who died in the flight MH17 crash, before the Magpies faced Manchester City
  • Stevan Jovetic started for City
  • Emmanuel Riviere was put under pressure by Yaya Toure
  • David Silva scored the opening goal for defending champions City
  • Newcastle's Remy Cabella showed his frustration
  • Manuel Pellegrini and Alan Pardew watched the action
  • Samir Nasri helped City keep control of the match
  • Sergio Aguero sealed a 2-0 win for City with a late goal
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Liverpool opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Southampton at Anfield thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

Sterling latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Jordan Henderson midway through the first half as he got his season off to a dream start with a composed finish beyond debutant goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Ronald Koeman's men did threaten with James Ward-Prowse and Morgan Schneiderlin forcing saves out of Simon Mignolet, but it was Nathaniel Clyne who pulled them level with an emphatic finish just after half-time.

Southampton looked the more likely side to take all three points for the majority of the second half but Sturridge ensured Liverpool got off to a winning start with a close-range finish on 79 minutes.