Made a couple of superb saves early but could do little about either goal, especially after doing well to keep out Aguero's initial effort. Always a commanding presence.
A difficult afternoon for the left back, who struggled to contain Clichy as the City fullback marauded forward threateningly throughout. He headed just over in the second half.
A good start, Janmaat solidified thoughts that he will prove a more than able replacement for Debuchy — who signed for Arsenal in the summer.
Fatally allowed Dzeko to get between him and his center back partner in the buildup to City's first goal. Made up for it with a fine sliding block to deny Jovetic after the break.
Failed to communicate effectively with Coloccini as City opened the scoring through Silva. Was otherwise solid in the face of some fine attacking play from City.
Industrious as ever, Anita buzzed around City star man Silva impressively — only to go missing when the Spaniard opened the scoring.
Cabella was not short of confidence in his debut, 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 Anita perfectly.
Gouffran was solid, if unspectacular. He roamed around much like Newcatle's other attacking midfielders, Cabella and Sissoko, yet failed to really create and missed a good chance just after halftime.
Newcastle's main outlet on the break, Sissoko 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.
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 Gouffran just after the break — only to then be caught out as Duckett almost leveled 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 back line that looked dreadful last week. Typically assured in possession too.
With big-money signing Eliaquim Mangala breathing down his neck, Demichelis picked up where he left off last season and looked organized alongside Kompany.
Kolarov was solid without really having a major impact on the game. Most of City's play came down the opposite flank.
As neat and tidy a 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. That City won without its talisman reaching his best bodes well for the season.
Combined outstandingly with Gael Clichy and was one of the many City players who looked threatening every time he touched the ball.
Was initially frustrated by the little space afforded by Newcastle's central midfielders, but took his goal impressively.
Continued his preseason form and linked impressively with the likes of Silva, Nasri and Dzeko. Manuel Pellegrini will have a nice problem once Aguero is fully fit.
A stunning backheel 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.