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Supersport beat Manchester City

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Manuel Pellegrini got off to the worst possible start in his first game in charge of Manchester City as his side were beaten 2-0 by Supersport United in Sunday’s pre-season friendly.Mame Niang and Kermit Erasmus were the heroes forSupersport, as two second-half goals past Costel Pantilimon were enough to see off the Premier League heavyweights.

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The friendly encounter at the Loftus Versfeld stadium saw Fernandinho make his City bow, while the likes of skipper Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, Gareth Barry and Edin Dzeko all also started in Pretoria.

And the visitors started brightly, as Dzeko forced Ronwen Williams into a decent save just two minutes in after the Bosnia and Herzegovina international capitalised on a poor clearance from the Supersport United goalkeeper.Joe Hart was then called into action as the England No.1 charged out to thwart Ramahlwe Mphahlele when the midfielder attempted to poke an effort goalwards.

Without looking particularly threatening going forward, City again came close to opening the scoring after 16 minutes as Alexsandar Kolarov, starting at left-back, broke and linked up well with Dzeko before stabbing a shot wide of Williams’s left-hand post  as he stumbled to the ground under challenge.

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