Arsenal 0-2 Man City: Champions start defence with victory

Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva both scored as Manchester City began their Premier League title defence with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal were playing their first league match without Arsene Wenger since 1996 but offered little threat to the Citizens who were deserved winners in North London.

Raheem Sterling got the ball rolling for Pep Guardiola’s side when he fired home from 20 yards after only 14 minutes after cutting inside of two Arsenal defenders.

City were left wondering how they weren’t two up at the break when Petr Cech made a good save to deny Riyad Mahrez’s free kick and then spectacularly denied Aymeric Laporte on the follow up.

Arsenal offered little threat during Unai Emery’s first game in charge with the only things of note being Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and substitute Alexandre Lacazette shooting off target from outside the penalty area.

Bernardo Silva killed the game off midway through the second half by powering home Benjamin Mendy’s cutback.