Newcastle United 0 - 2 Manchester City

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 12/01/2014 KO: 14:05 Ref: Att: 49,423

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Man City

Edin Dzeko 8
Alvaro Negredo 90+5

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • The full-time whistle goes and Man City have beaten Newcastle 2-0 to go top of the table. Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo grabbed the goals, although they benefited from a contentious decision in the first half as Cheick Tiote had a goal ruled out.

  • GOAL! Alvaro Negredo makes it 2-0 to Man City. The danger for Newcastle was always that they would leave themselves vulnerable at the back, and they are punished as James Milner plays through Negredo in oceans of space. Tim Krul saves his initial effort but the ball ricochets nicely for Negredo and gives him the simplest of finishes into an empty net.

  • Newcastle are piling players forward now as they send their big men up for a free-kick, but the delivery is poor and Man City breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa wriggles away from James Milner but his cross from the byline is straight at Joe Hart.

  • The flag goes up for offside as Steven Taylor drags a great chance wide, although replays suggest he was level and should have been allowed to play on.

  • Seven minutes of stoppage-time have been signalled, so there is still an opportunity for Newcastle.

  • Loic Remy has a free header at the back post as Newcastle step up their efforts for a late equaliser, but he cannot direct it on target.

  • Alvaro Negredo has a chance to put the game to bed for Man City as Tim Krul rushes off his line but is beaten. Fortunately for Newcastle, Tim Krul had retreated and makes a vital clearance.

  • There is always a buzz when Hatem Ben Arfa gets on the ball and he twists and turns away from a couple of challenges before firing off a low shot from 25 yards which lacks power and is easily held by Joe Hart.

  • Newcastle struggle to clear their lines from a Man City free-kick and Fernandinho then goes close to making it 2-0 as he rattles the crossbar with an excellent header.

  • Jesus Navas has provided a good outlet down the right for Man City since coming on, but Massadio Haidara covers back to block his cross and concede a corner.

  • Alan Pardew makes a double change for the final few minutes, with Hatem Ben Arfa and Massadio Haidara coming on for Yoan Gouffran and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

  • Jesus Navas tries to create an opportunity for Man City but his intended cross into Alvaro Negredo is intercepted by Steven Taylor.

  • The stoppage for Samir Nasri has just disrupted the rhythm of the game, with neither side looking too fluent at the moment.

  • The physios are having to be very careful as they stretcher off with Samir Nasri, who is looking quite tearful. Let us hope the injury is not as serious as it looks, with Milner now on for the closing stages.

  • A stretcher will be required to carry the stricken Samir Nasri from the ground, as James Milner prepares to enter the fray.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is booked following a wild swing of his leg at Samir Nasri, which leaves the Man City playmaker down in pain. That was a nasty challenge and Yanga-Mbiwa is maybe lucky to have only been shown a yellow.

  • Newcastle's first change of the afternoon is a positive one, as Vurnon Anita makes way for Papiss Cisse.

  • Tim Krul is called into action to hold on to a Samir Nasri strike after a good move from Man City.

  • Yohan Cabaye is walking a real disciplinary tightrope here, and is given what looks like a final warning after a foul by Aleksandar Kolarov.


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