Top five stats from Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Liverpool

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Manchester City maintained their perfect start to their Premier League title defence by beating Liverpool 3-1 at Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.

Here are the top five statistics from Manchester City's well-deserved victory:

1) Stevan Jovetic earned the evening's man-of-the-match award with his brace effectively securing the three points for the the 2013/14 Premier League champions. Having managed three shots, the 24-year-old striker recorded a 66.6% conversion rate. He also completed 88% of his attempted passes. 

2) Sergio Aguero had been on the pitch for only 23 seconds before scoring Manchester City's third goal. His is the fastest by a substitute in the Premier League since Apostolos Vellios scored after 17 seconds versus Chelsea in the 2011/12 campaign.

3) Yaya Toure recorded more touches of the ball (98) than any other player in this match, he also played more passes (91), completing 93% of his attempts to find a team-mate. The Ivory Coast international was ever-present at the heart of the City midfield. 

4) Summer signing Fernando played just one inaccurate pass all match as he played the anchor role in the Manuel Pellegrini's midfield. He made three blocks, won one interception and completed two tackles as he provided near-perfect protection for the City back-four. He's certainly made an impression since his arrival in England. 

5) Samir Nasri proved the most creative presence in this game, fashioning three scoring opportunities in total. The Frenchman provided the assist for Jovetic's second strike, playing a cute little pass across the penalty area, for the Montenegrin to despatch with ease. 

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