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Special victory for City

11 Photos
  • Time to shine

    Jose Mourinho arrived at the Etihad Stadium seeking a repeat performance of Chelsea's recent Premier League victory over Manchester City.

    By Jove

    Stevan Jovetic nets the opening goal for Manchester City against Chelsea.

    Joy for Jovetic

    Jovetic celebrates his early strike with Pablo Zabaleta and Edin Dzeko.

    Wrestling for supremacy

    David Luiz and Edin Dzeko battle for possession at the Etihad.

  • Play it again, Sam

    Samir Nasri made an instant impact on his return from injury as he came off the bench to put City 2-0 ahead.

    City slickers

    Nasri celebrates after doubling Manchester City's lead.

    Feeling Blue

    Fernando Torres and his Chelsea teammates were powerless to avert defeat.

    Craig's Lift

    Craig Gardner fires Sunderland into the lead against Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

  • Lam to the slaughter

    Rickie Lambert misses a glorious chance to level the scores as Sunderland held on for victory.

    Perfect Ben

    Ben Watson -- who scored the winning goal in last season's final -- celebrates after putting defending champions Wigan 2-1 up against Cardiff.

    Happy holders

    Wigan boss Uwe Rosler celebrates the 2-1 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.