Manchester City started off with a 2-0 win at Arsenal.
Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva scored the goals that signed three points and closed a dominant performance.
Later, Pep Guardiola said: "We have to improve some movements, but in general, when we are, the desire to run, away from Arsenal – no one can deny that it is complicated," Pep explained in his conference post-game printing.
No team has retained the Premier League title since Manchester United won the third consecutive year in 2009.
In fact, the defending champions have concluded the following season out of the first four in each of the last three years.
But on the evidence of this game, the city seems ready to break this trend. Far from showing the kind of complacency that has affected the recent defenses of the title, City seems more focused and clearer than before.
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