Ben Wilkinson's side were aiming to begin our latest title defence with a victory, having finished as both National and Northern champions during 2021/22.
But a difficult trip to Tyneside beckoned as we prepared to face a Newcastle side determined to improve on their showing from last season.
Everything pointed towards an enthralling clash, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
Supporters re-live every twist and turn from our encounter on Tyneside on CITY+ and Recast.
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It will allow you to watch full-match replays of all Men's and Women's matches, selected broadcasts of Women's, Elite Development Squad and Academy matches and provides access to the full catalogue of City Studios documentaries.
The official Man City Recast channel offers fans flexible, pay-per-view live fixtures and on demand viewing options including match action from across the years, legend interviews, Best of Series, Man City Esports and City Studios documentaries.