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Gallery: City get pre-season off to a winning start

The best images from the first match of City’s pre-season tour of the United States…

A Kevin De Bruyne brace was enough to earn Pep Guardiola’s men a hard-fought victory over Mexican side Club America at Houston’s NRH Stadium.

In a first half of few chances, it was a moment of typical brilliance from the Belgian which broke the deadlock on the half hour.

De Bruyne skipped away from the challenges after linking up with Jack Grealish before cutting in on his right foot and curling an unstoppable drive into the far corner of the net.

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Club America drew level on the stroke of half-time through Henry, but there was still enough time for the midfielder to strike again before the break.

This time, our skipper latched onto a cleverly disguised pass from Riyad Mahrez before slotting home through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Oscar Jimenez.

It could’ve been three soon after the restart when Julian Alvarez won the ball back deep in the Club America half, but Grealish was denied in a one-on-one situation.

Check out the best images from our clash with Club America via the gallery below...

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