David Silva's 38th-minute strike separates Newcastle United and Manchester City at half time at St James' Park.
Manchester City lead Newcastle United 1-0 at St James' Park at half time in their opening Premier League game courtesy of David Silva's strike.
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Edin Dzeko nearly put the visitors ahead with less than three minutes on the clock, but Tim Krul denied the Bosnian striker after he was picked out with a ball over the top.
Neither side could create any real openings, although Newcastle were beginning to force their opponents into making a few errors as the half progressed.
Seven minutes before the interval, City did strike against the run of play and it was Silva who made the breakthrough with a drilled finish past Krul following a flicked pass from Dzeko into his path.
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