Man City record vital away win over Red Bull Salzburg

Manchester City have avoided a potential banana peel by grabbing a handy away win in their opening Europa League match.

City controlled proceedings to record a 2-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg in front of 25,000 at Bullen Arena thanks largely to goals from David Silva and Jo.

Roberto Mancini’s summer signing from Valencia struck in the 8th minute to begin restoring the faith that City showed in him by bringing him to Eastlands for £24million.

The lead was doubled just after the hour-mark when Jo netted his first goal in two years for the club to help City to a vital three points and turn around the disappointment of last weekend’s draw with Blackburn Rovers.