Kyle Walker strikes winner to help Manchester City maintain solid start

01 September 2018 06:37
On the far side to where Pep Guardiola was standing, the banner paying homage to Sheik Mansour had been changed to mark the occasion. “Manchester thanks you for 10 great years,” it read. Vincent Kompany took a microphone to proclaim “this is just the beginning” and Newcastle’s record at this stadium is so abysmal most of the people arriving for this match would probably have anticipated the reigning champions would usher in their second decade of Abu Dhabi ownership with a freewheeling win.It was not always quite that simple and at half-time, with Newcastle holding their own at 1-1, the home supporters must have been rather nonplussed to find Guardiola’s men falling below their usual standards. City can certainly play much better but, such is life in the lopsided Premier League, it was still largely comfortable for the home team once Kyle Walker had restored their lead with a firecracker of a shot early in the second half. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian