Manchester City maintain perfect start

Silva, Barry, Dzeko strike in 3-2 win against Bolton Wanderers; Wolves devour Fulham

City struck with long-range first-half goals from David Silva and Gareth Barry which put them 2-0 ahead after 38 minutes before Ivan Klasnic replied with a volley to make it 2-1 at the interval.

Edin Dzeko made it 3-1 to City early in the second half before a Kevin Davies header after 63 minutes put Bolton back in the game.
Carlos Tevez, strongly linked with a move away from City, replaced his Argentine team mate Sergio Aguero midway through the second half after Aguero failed to sparkle in the way he did on his debut when he scored twice in City's opening 4-0 win over Swansea City.

City have six points and lead Wolverhampton Wanderers on goal difference.
City manager Roberto Mancini said he was relieved to leave with three points.
"I can't believe we suffered all the way to the end, but Bolton are a good team and tried to score," the Italian told Sky Sports.  "But we can't concede two goals like we did, we have to pay more attention."   Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Fulham 2-0 at Molineux, the first time they have won their opening two games in the top flight since 1979.

Wolves went ahead when Kevin Doyle finished clinically after riding two challenges after 42 minutes and they doubled their lead through Matt Jarvis just before halftime when he cracked the ball in as it came back off a post. It was Fulham's first defeat in nine matches since Martin Jol took over at Craven Cottage, following seven unbeaten games in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League and an opening 0-0 draw in the league against Aston Villa last week.

Wolves have six points from their two games.

Norwich City held
In the day's other match, 10-man Norwich City were denied their first win of the season when Stoke City's Kenwyne Jones headed in a stoppage-time equaliser at Carrow Road to secure Stoke a 1-1 draw.

Ritchie de Laet had scored against his old club to put the Canaries in front after 37 minutes. Stoke missed a chance to equalise when Norwich's Leon Barnett was sent off for a foul on Jon Walters who took the resulting penalty which was saved by Norwich ’keeper John Ruddy.

Champions Manchester United play Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Monday when Spurs belatedly kick-off their campaign after last week's season-opener against Everton was called off following the London riots.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get the top news in your inbox
GET IT
Comments (+)