Sunday’s Premier League as it happened including Liverpool 2 Southampton 1 and Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2 - Live coverage - The Independent

Sunday’s Premier League as it happened including Liverpool 2 Southampton 1 and Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2

Manchester City beat Newcastle United at St James' Park in the Premier League. 
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of what was Sunday in the Premier League. Sam Dymond was on hand with all the action as champions Manchester City started their title defence with a win at Newcastle while Liverpool edged out Southampton at Anfield.

    Newcastle versus Manchester City kicks-off at St James' Park at 4pm.

    8/17/2014 2:39:01 PM
    For You'll Never Walk Alone at Anfield, read the theme to Local Hero at St James' Park as Newcastle take to the field for their first home game of the season. The home supporters will be demanding more in 2014/15 after a disappointing last campaign, but they couldn't have a tougher start on this first weekend with a visit from the reigning champions. And the signs aren't good...

    8/17/2014 2:55:57 PM
    KICK-OFF: Manchester City begin their Premier League title defence at St James' Park, kicking from left to right, and decked out all in sky blue.

    It's a rousing atmosphere inside the stadium after an emotional prelude before kick-off where respects were paid to the two Newcastle supporters, Liam Sweeney and John Alder, who lost their lives in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. A floral tribute was laid in the centre-circle and impeccable minute's silence was observed.
    8/17/2014 3:01:09 PM
    3 mins: Tim Krul doesn't just do penalties, and the Newcastle goalkeeper is called into early action to prove just that. The Dutchman had to get a firm hand on Edin Dzeko's poked effort to keep the scores level after Steven Jovetic had found the Bosnian with a perfectly weighted cross from the left. It's a warning for the home side.
    8/17/2014 3:07:39 PM
    11 mins: It's been all about Tim Krul so far, and it looks as though the goalkeeper is going to be in for an extremely busy afternoon. First, he raced out well to deal with the threat of Dzeko as Mike Williamson dawdled, and then he had to throw himself at full stretch to palm away Samir Nasri's thumping drive on the bounce following some crisp Manchester City passing.
    8/17/2014 3:13:56 PM
    16 mins: Remy Cabella: audacious haircut, audacious attempt at goal. The new Newcastle signing from Montpellier nearly marked his debut with an inspired chip over Joe Hart from outside the penalty box, but it was just a yard too high. The young Frenchman will be one to watch this season.
    8/17/2014 3:18:19 PM
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