Raheem Sterling scored Premier League goal number 50 as Manchester City beat a new-look Arsenal 2-0.
The Englishman was one of three changes Pep Guardiola made from the team that lifted the Community Shield last Sunday and he was probably the most surprising one.
Starting ahead of Leroy Sane on the left of City’s front three, Sterling muted many of his doubters on the 14th minute when he brought the ball inside before crashing it into the bottom corner.
The visitors looked likely to quickly build on their early goal but it was midway into the second half when Bernardo Silva rattled Benjamin Mendy’s cross into the top corner.
The second came just minutes after Sergio Aguero wasted an easy opportunity to double the Sky Blues’ lead – just as the Argentine did against Chelsea.
It was a far from comfortable victory for City today but Guardiola’s outfit were as slick as ever in patches and they have plenty of gears to move up into as the season progresses.
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