Guardiola drops Hart for Man City opener

Moyes gave new signing Donald Love and American Lynden Gooch their first starts in the Premier League, and said the young players would be key for the club this season.

New Watford boss Walter Mazzarri was celebrating when Etienne Capoue's first Hornets' goal gave the visitors a ninth-minute lead.

Adama Diomande put Hull ahead in first-half stoppage time, Riyad Mahrez levelled from the penalty spot for Leicester just after the restart and Robert Snodgrass scored the victor in the 57th minute.

Guardiola will care little for how scrappy his first Premier League win came to fruition, just that three points means his side got the season off to a successful start.

The future of all four players has been the subject of recent speculation, with 33-year-old Toure heavily linked with a move to Inter for much of the transfer window, while Nasri was criticised for his fitness upon returning to pre-season training.

"It was great there were so many supporters here and I think they could see the players were at it". Van Aanholt then allowed City to gain the advantage a minute later when he slid in late to foul Raheem Sterling in the area. FabioBorini's pass to Jack Rodwell drew out Stones and the former City midfielder quickly played in Defoe, who found himself with time to stroke the ball past Caballero.

"We've told him on September 1 we will look to do a contract and also we've also had an offer from Everton".

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris limped off with a hamstring injury in the 35th minute. But Lamela equalised in the 59th minute with a header from Kyle Walker's cross.

There was a party atmosphere in the stadium as the game kicked off with fans expecting Barcelona-style passing and movement from the first minute.

"Joe is a goalkeeper and with a goalkeeper I talk to him and said, "Here is the ball at your feet" and about what he has to do rather than what he has to do with his hand", he explained.

He said: "For us to get results, we will need to play like that whether it is against Manchester City or anyone else", and believes "We will need to play at that level and intensity". I wanted aggression without the ball, to create a good build up.

Meanwhile, Swansea won 1-0 at promoted Burnley courtesy of an 82nd-minute strike by Leroy Fer.

Lamine Kone impressed for Sunderland despite reports he wanted to quit the club.

I can imagine what the last five minutes of an away game will be like.



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