Grealish on target as Manchester City puts five past hapless Norwich

Jack Grealish marked his home debut for Manchester City with a goal as the Premier League champion demolished promoted Norwich City 5-0.

Jack Grealish celebrates after scoring. - GETTY IMAGES

British record signing Jack Grealish marked his home debut for Manchester City with a goal as the Premier League champion demolished promoted Norwich City 5-0 on Saturday.

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Grealish bundled in a low cross by Gabriel Jesus in the 20th minute to double City's lead after it had taken the lead in the sixth minute with a Tim Krul own goal.

Beaten in its opening game at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, City looked far sharper and swarmed all over a lightweight Norwich. It also had a Ferran Torres goal ruled out inside the opening 20 minutes.

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Norwich, which lost 3-0 to Liverpool on the opening day, avoided any further damage until midway through the second half when Aymeric Laporte fired in from close range.

City then turned the screw with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez both getting on the scoresheet with well-worked goals.

In other second week fixtures, Aston Villa beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Villa Park courtesy of goals from Anwar El Ghazi and new signing Danny Ings.

Crystal Palace played a goalless draw with newly promoted Brentford at Selhurst Park.

Rafa Benitez' Everton played a thrilling 2-2 draw against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United at Elland Road.

Brighton and Hove Albion moved joint top of the Premier League as first-half goals by Shane Duffy and Neal Maupay earned it a comfortable 2-0 home win against Watford on Saturday.

Defender Duffy struck with a bullet header from a corner after 10 minutes to give the hosts the perfect start.

Watford then gifted Brighton its second a few minutes before the interval when it lost the ball trying to play out from the back and Maupay curled home.

The visitors did improve after the break and had a goal by Emmanuel Dennis ruled out for offside, but Brighton was comfortably the better side as it moved to six points. It is the first time Brighton have started a top-flight season with back-to-back wins.

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