Newcastle United vs Manchester City player ratings: David Silva, Edin Dzeko, Vincent Kompany - who was the star man?

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

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Defending champions Manchester City began their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle at St. James' Park on Sunday.

Newcastle vs Man City - as it happened

David Silva scored in the 38th minute with a left-foot shot inside the area past Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Silva was cleverly set up with a back heeled pass by Edin Dzeko.

Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 in the second minute of stoppage time after Krul did well to save his first attempt.

But who was the man of the match? Click through the galley below...

City take on Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium next Monday, while Newcastle travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.