LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Two days into the English Premier League season there already is a familiar sight at the top of the standings.
Manchester City began the defense of its title with a 2-0 road victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with star forwards David Silva and Sergio Aguero scoring at St. James' Park.
Liverpool - the runner-up last season - was less convincing against Southampton at Anfield but still took the three points, with Daniel Sturridge's 79th-minute goal securing a 2-1 win in the team's first match of the post-Luis Suarez era.
Raheem Sterling put Liverpool ahead in the 23rd, but Brendan Rodgers' side struggled for fluency and Nathaniel Clyne deservedly equalized for Southampton in the 56th.
With Chelsea visiting Burnley on Monday to wrap up the first round of games, City is the only team to have won by more than a one-goal margin.
''We have talked to the squad about the two 'H's - hungry and humble,'' City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. ''We need both if want to continue winning titles and improve on what we did last season.''
PARIS (AP) - Monaco extended its poor start to the season, falling 4-1 at Bordeaux for its second straight loss in the French league.
Monaco striker Dimitar Barbatov opened the scoring with a diving header on the stroke of halftime, but Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan leveled from close range three minutes after the break and the hosts took the lead when Argentine striker Emiliano Sala converted a penalty in the 61st.
Rolan volleyed home to make it 3-1 in the 65th before Wahbi Khazri sealed the win with another spot kick in the 75th.
Also Sunday, Saint-Etienne rallied past Reims 3-1 while Marseille lost 2-0 to Montpellier. Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne are the only clubs that have won their first two league games.
BERLIN (AP) - Bayern Munich opened its German Cup defense with a 4-1 win at third-division side Preussen Muenster.
Robert Lewandowski crossed for former Borussia Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze to score with a header in the 19th minute, and Thomas Mueller claimed his 100th goal in a competitive game for Bayern 10 minutes later.
David Alaba's powerful shot in off the crossbar made it 3-0 in the 52nd, before Mueller set up substitute Claudio Pizarro to score in the 73rd.
Rogier Krohne scored an 89th-minute consolation from the penalty spot for Muenster.
Elsewhere, Sven Schipplock scored five goals in Hoffenheim's 9-0 rout of fifth-tier side USC Paloma, Werder Bremen needed extra time to beat fourth-tier FV Illertissen 3-2, and Freiburg defeated Eintracht Trier, another fourth-tier side, 2-0.