Five-star Manchester City rout Norwich
British record signing Jack Grealish marked his home debut for Manchester City with a goal as the Premier League champions demolished promoted Norwich City 5-0 on Saturday.
LONDON: British record signing Jack Grealish marked his home debut for Manchester City with a goal as the Premier League champions demolished promoted Norwich City 5-0 on Saturday.
Grealish bundled in a low cross by Gabriel Jesus in the 22nd minute to double City's lead after they had taken the lead in the seventh minute with a Tim Krul own goal.
Beaten in their opening game at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, City looked far sharper and swarmed all over a lightweight Norwich. They also had a Ferran Torres goal ruled out inside the opening 20 minutes.
Norwich, who lost 3-0 to Liverpool on the opening day, avoided any further damage until midway through the second half when Aymeric Laporte fired in from close range.
City then turned the screw with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez both getting on the scoresheet with well-worked goals.
It was an impressive display by City and a memorable day for their 100-million pound man Grealish, although it was Brazilian Jesus who stole the show with three assists.
Leeds United winger Raphinha blasted in a second-half equalizer as the battling Yorkshire side came back twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Everton and pick up their first point of the season.
A brilliant volley by Danny Ings and an Anwar El Ghazi penalty gave Aston Villa an easy 2-0 victory over a poor Newcastle United side in the Birmingham club's first home game of the Premier League season on Saturday.
Brighton and Hove Albion moved joint top of the League as first-half goals by Shane Duffy and Neal Maupay earned them a comfortable 2-0 home win against Watford. Agencies