Hazard lights up on debut, City fight back

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Updated: August 20, 2012

Chelsea’s Hazard, widely hailed as the next big thing, lived up to all the hype inside the first seven minutes of his league debut by setting up both goals as Chelsea won 2-0 at Wigan.

The Belgium playmaker, who joined the European champions from Lille in the close season having turned down City and Manchester United, quickly proved wrong any doubters who suspected England would be far tougher than the modest French league.

It was deja vu for Manchester City and their breathless fans on Sunday as they began the defence their Premier League title the way they finished off last season by battling back to win 3-2 with time ticking down.

Manchester United and their new striker Robin van Persie open their campaign at Everton later today.