Manchester City started today’s defense of the English football title with a 2-0 win at Arsenal with a goal from Portugal’s Bernardo Silva in the first official game of the post-Arsene Wenger Gunners.
In London, for the first time since 1996, Arsenal did not have the Frenchman in charge, but the debut of the Spanish Unai Emery ended up being spoiled by the citizens, with Bernardo Silva, who started, to score the second goal of his after 64 minutes.
The star of the match turned out to be French side defender Benjamin Mendy, who spent much of last season stopped due to a serious injury, adding to the assist to the Portuguese midfielder and also to Sterling, who opened the count at 14.
Manchester City were one of eight sides to win the Premier League, with Liverpool appearing in their first-leg win against West Ham 4-0 at Anfield Road.
The great figure of the meeting was Senegalese Sadio Mané, who scored twice for the European runners-up at 45 + 2 and 53. Egyptian Salah opened the count at 19 and Sturridge closed the count at 88.
Also noteworthy for Cedric Soares, who started the home-bout at Southampton against Burnley. The right side was substituted 56 minutes into the match.
On Friday, José Mourinho’s Manchester United kicked off the championship with a victory at Old Trafford against Leicester. For the ‘red devils’ they scored Paul Pogba (penultimate 03) and Luke Shaw (83), while Jamie Vardy scored for the visitors, already on the rebates (90 + 2).