Made a couple of superb saves early on but could do little about either goal, especially after doing well to keep out Sergio Aguero's initial effort. Always a commanding presence.
Failed to communicate effectively with Fabricio Coloccini as City opened the scoring through Silva. Was otherwise solid in the face of some fine attacking play from City.
A good start, Janmaat solidified thoughts that he will prove a more than able replacement for Mathieu Debuchy - who signed for Arsenal in the summer.
A difficult afternoon for the left-back, who struggled to contain Gael Clichy as the City full-back marauded forward threateningly throughout. He headed just over in the second half.
Fatally allowed Edin Dzeko to get between him and his central-defensive partner in the build-up to City's first goal. Made up for it with a fine sliding block to deny Stevan Jovetic after the break.
Cabella was not short of confidence on his bow, attacking with menace and showing a willingness to be inventive. Did not shy away from his defensive duties either.
An accomplished debut, Colback will ensure fans forget his Sunderland roots with more performances like this. Tidy in possession, he complemented Vurnon Anita perfectly.
Newcastle's main outlet on the break, Sissoko's pace was a constant thorn in the side of City - even if his end product left a great deal to be desired, especially when he spurned a great chance late on.
Industrious as ever, Anita buzzed around City star man David Silva impressively - only to go missing when the Spaniard opened the scoring.
Gouffran was solid, if unspectacular. He roamed around much like Newcastle's other attacking midfielders, Remy Cabella and Moussa Sissoko, yet failed to really create and missed a good chance just after half-time.
Another of Newcastle's summer recruits, Riviere often found himself isolated as his side attempted to counter, best summed up by an ambitious first-half effort from 35 yards.
Following a quiet first half, Hart made a good save to deny Yoan Gouffran just after the break - only to then be caught out as Paul Dummett almost levelled the scoring.
Settled into an unfamiliar right-back role like a duck to water and was menacing throughout going forward. Got caught out a couple of times defensively but had the speed to recover.
Captain Marvel was as solid as ever, his presence immediately solidifying a City backline that looked dreadful last week. Typically assured in possession too.
With big-money new boy Eliaquim Mangala breathing down his neck, Demichelis picked up where he left off last term and looked organised alongside Kompany.
Kolarov was solid without really having a major impact on the game. Most of City's play came down the opposite flank.
Was initially frustrated by the little space afforded by Newcastle's centre midfielders, but took his goal impressively.
Combined outstandingly with Gael Clichy and was one of the many City players who looked threatening every time he touched the ball.
As neat and tidy a Premier League debut as he could have asked for, Fernando shielded the back four impressively. His presence allowed City's attacking players the freedom to express themselves.
Lacking his usual burst from midfield, Toure was uncharacteristically wasteful at times, although he played a key part in the first goal. That City won without their talisman reaching his best bodes well for the season.
A stunning back-heel for the opening goal was the highlight of a fine performance from Dzeko. Looked every bit like the player who excelled as City won the league last season.
Continued his pre-season form and linked impressively with the likes of David Silva, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko. Manuel Pellegrini will have a nice problem once Sergio Aguero is fully fit.
Replaced Gouffran to make his Newcastle debut but had little impact, sending one acrobatic effort high and wide.
Injected some extra pace into Newcastle's play but had few opportunities to make a real difference.
Introduced late on and almost found the net only to see his curling effort deflected just wide.