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On this day: Guardiola era begins!

A first competitive fixture, and first victory, under Pep Guardiola on this day five years ago.

Manchester City welcomed Sunderland to the Etihad Stadium on 13 August 2016 hoping to kickstart the new regime with a valuable three points.

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Pep arrived in Manchester with a formidable reputation, forged during trophy-laden spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and his time in English football got off to a dream start.

After Raheem Sterling was brought down inside the area by Patrick van Aanholt, Sergio Aguero coolly tucked home from the spot to grab the first goal of the Guardiola era inside five minutes.

Despite dominating possession throughout, City were pegged back with 20 to play when former midfielder Jack Rodwell threaded through Jermaine Defoe for the equaliser.

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But our pressure eventually told as stoppage time approached, Jesus Navas’ dangerous ball across the six-yard box inadvertently headed into the Sunderland net by the rapidly retreating Paddy McNair to hand us a late victory.

After 295 matches and 218 victories with Guardiola at the helm, enjoy the one that started it all via the video above…

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