Manchester City Start Premier League Defence With Victory At Arsenal

Premier League champions Manchester City got their title defence to a winning start against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

The Citizens proved to be too much for the Unai Emery-led Arsenal team with Manchester City running out 2-0 winners courtesy goals either side of halftime from England international forward Raheem Sterling and Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva.

Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger in the summer after the Frenchman called time on his 22-year reign with the North London giants and the Manchester City clash was his first competitive game in charge but it ended in defeat for the Spanish tactician.

With the loss, Arsenal lose back-to-back home games against Manchester City got the first time in 82 years (since 1936).

Manchester City go joint third on the league table alongside Crystal Palace and Watford, behind leaders Liverpool and Chelsea.

In the earlier games played on Sunday, Liverpool thrashed West Ham United courtesy goals from Sadio Mane (2), Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge, while Southampton and Burnley played out a goalless draw at the St. Mary’s Stadium.