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Good omens for City ahead of opening day

Manchester City will be aiming to build on a particularly impressive opening day record when we kick off the new Premier League season against Wolves.

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Molineux on Monday 21 September (kick-off 20:15 UK), hoping to make a winning start to the domestic campaign for the tenth successive season.


A 0-0 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur in the 2010/11 campaign is the last time we failed to secure all three points on the opening day and we are unbeaten in the first game since 2009/10 when we kicked off with a 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers.

The last time a season began in defeat was 2008/09, which saw us fall to a 4-2 loss at Aston Villa.

In the years since, the Club has enjoyed the most successful period in its history, lifting the Premier League trophy on four occasions, and fast starts have been central to that.

In the ten seasons previous, we have claimed 28 points out of a possible 30, scoring 27 goals and recording eight clean sheets, whilst conceding only three times.

Amongst the players, Sergio Aguero is someone who has thrived at the start of a campaign.

The Argentine announced himself on the Premier League stage with a brace on his debut against Swansea City in 2011 and has scored a further five goals on the first day of the season.

Raheem Sterling is second to Aguero in the same ten-year period.

City’s No.7 was on target against Arsenal in 2018 and completed a memorable hat-trick in the 5-0 rout of West Ham United last year.

A goal against Wolves would leave him just one shy of the streak shared by Teddy Sheringham and Mohamed Salah, who have both scored on four consecutive opening days.

You can predict how City will get on against Wolves below.