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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 21 February 2015,

Man City
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Newcastle
  • Kickoff: 18:30 BST
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance: 45,602
  • 2' Sergio Agüero - pen
  • 12' Samir Nasri
  • 21' Edin Dzeko
  • 51' David Silva
  • 53' David Silva

    Manchester City

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    Knee injury sidelines Milner

    Manchester City midfielder James Milner looks doubtful for next week's Champions League clash against Barcelona with a knee injury.

    The England international has been ruled out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League date with Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium and will be assessed before Tuesday's glamour encounter.

    Milner, impressive this season in various positions, has taken a knock and although City are hopeful it is not serious, they are still to learn the extent of the problem.

    Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "We will see. It is not very, very serious but he couldn't work in the whole week, so we will see how he improves in the next (few) days but he has a kick in his ligament in his knee.

    "He is not available for tomorrow. All the other players in the squad are fit."

    Attention is already starting to turn to the visit of Catalan giants Barca, but with a seven-point deficit to leaders Chelsea in the Premier League to make up, Pellegrini wants to keep focus on Newcastle.

    The Chilean is so keen to prevent the Champions League becoming a distraction that a planned player interview session for Spanish-speaking media to preview the game on Thursday was cancelled at short notice.

    This attracted some negative coverage in the Spanish press but Pellegrini has promised to rearrange.

    He said: "It was nothing important. I think it was not the right day to have a press conference about a game that we must play on Tuesday.

    "I think it is more important to finish with Newcastle and then we can do a press conference on Sunday or Monday."

    New signing Wilfried Bony is in contention to make his City debut against the Magpies.

    The B£25million striker has not been available since being signed from Swansea last month due to his involvement, along with key City midfielder Yaya Toure, in Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup triumph.

    Bony finally linked up with the City squad earlier this week and is set to be included in the squad, although Pellegrini was offering no guarantees.

    He said: "I think that Bony will be an important player for us. He will be in the squad list but we will see if he will be in the starting 11 or have some minutes after that. He has worked with our team the whole week without any problems."

    City want to build on their Stoke victory, which ended an indifferent run of five games without a win.

    Pellegrini said: "It is important for us to try not to think about where Chelsea are or the other teams. It is important for us not to drop points but the only way to do it is to play well.

    "But I always say Newcastle is a very good team, they have very good players. It is not easy to play against them."

    Newcastle head for City with their defensive resources stretched to the limit by injury.

    Left-back Paul Dummett (knee) is facing up to 12 weeks on the sidelines alongside long-term casualty Steven Taylor (Achilles), leaving head coach John Carver with just four fit senior defenders, Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara.

    Carver has problems in midfield too with Remy Cabella having damaged a knee in training to join Siem de Jong (collapsed lung) and Cheick Tiote (knee) in the treatment room, although the Frenchman's injury is relatively minor.

    Despite those problems, Carver is confident of getting something out of the game given their impressive Capital One Cup result at the Etihad before Christmas.

    "We are going there knowing that we are playing against a good side, but we are not going to be fearful because we've proved that we can go there and get a result," the boss said.

    "Yes we played them at the start of the season and lost the game, but we were in the game for long periods of time. It was because we were on the front foot trying to get the equaliser that we got caught on the counter attack.

    "We know that City have a huge Champions League game coming up on Tuesday against Barcelona, so what changes (Manuel) Pellegrini will make, I'm not entirely sure.

    "One thing I will say is that City don't just have a good starting 11, they have a strong second string as well, so picking a first 11 must be difficult."

    91'+2

    Second Half ends, Manchester City 5, Newcastle United 0.

    91'+1

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

    91'+1

    Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    91'

    Frank Lampard (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    89'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 89'

    89'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 89'

    87'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Throw In at 87'

    86'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 86'

    86'

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Gabriel Obertan replaces Yoan Gouffran.

    85'

    Offside, Newcastle United. Ryan Taylor tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.

    85'

    Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 85'

    84'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 84'

    83'

    Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 83'

    83'

    Edin Dzeko

    82'

    Hand ball by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

    82'

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tim Krul.

    82'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 82'

    82'

    Attempt saved. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

    81'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    80'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Free Kick at 80'

    80'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    79'

    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 79'

    79'

    Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 79'

    78'

    Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City).

    77'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 77'

    76'

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ayoze Pérez.

    76'

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tim Krul.

    76'

    Attempt saved. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yaya Touré with a through ball.

    76'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 76'

    74'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 74'

    73'

    Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 73'

    72'

    Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

    71'

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Ryan Taylor replaces Daryl Janmaat because of an injury.

    70'

    Substitution, Manchester City. Frank Lampard replaces Samir Nasri.

    69'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 69'

    67'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross.

    67'

    Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 67'

    66'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 66'

    65'

    Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 65'

    65'

    Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 65'

    64'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 64'

    63'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 63'

    63'

    Offside, Newcastle United. Jack Colback tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.

    62'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    60'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 60'

    60'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 60'

    60'

    Substitution, Manchester City. Wilfried Bony replaces Sergio Agüero.

    59'

    Substitution, Manchester City. Jesús Navas replaces David Silva.

    57'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 57'

    56'

    Attempt missed. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva with a cross following a corner.

    56'

    David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 56'

    56'

    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 56'

    56'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 56'

    54'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Throw In at 54'

    53'

    5 - 0

    Goal! Manchester City 5, Newcastle United 0. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

    53'

    Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 53'

    51'

    4 - 0

    Goal! Manchester City 4, Newcastle United 0. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samir Nasri.

    51'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 51'

    50'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 50'

    48'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 48'

    47'

    Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 48'

    47'

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Samir Nasri.

    47'

    Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Throw In at 47'

    47'

    Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 47'

    47'

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joe Hart.

    47'

    Attempt saved. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

    47'

    Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 47'

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Mehdi Abeid replaces Vurnon Anita.

    46'+2

    First Half ends, Manchester City 3, Newcastle United 0.

    46'+1

    Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 47'

    46'+1

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    46'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 46'

    46'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 46'

    44'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 44'

    43'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 43'

    40'

    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 40'

    39'

    Yaya Touré

    39'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    39'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 39'

    38'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 38'

    38'

    Attempt blocked. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

    38'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 38'

    37'

    Vincent Kompany

    37'

    Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    37'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 37'

    36'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 36'

    36'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 36'

    35'

    Attempt saved. Fernandinho (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

    35'

    Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 35'

    34'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 34'

    33'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 33'

    33'

    Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 33'

    32'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Free Kick at 32'

    30'

    Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    30'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 30'

    29'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Free Kick at 29'

    29'

    Jack Colback

    29'

    Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

    28'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 28'

    27'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Silva with a cross following a corner.

    27'

    David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 27'

    27'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 27'

    26'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 26'

    26'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 26'

    26'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 26'

    25'

    Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

    25'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 25'

    24'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 24'

    23'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 23'

    21'

    3 - 0

    Goal! Manchester City 3, Newcastle United 0. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva with a through ball.

    21'

    David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 21'

    20'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 20'

    20'

    Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

    20'

    Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 20'

    19'

    Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

    19'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 19'

    19'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 19'

    18'

    Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

    17'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Fernandinho.

    17'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 17'

    15'

    Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

    14'

    Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Throw In at 14'

    13'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 13'

    12'

    2 - 0

    Goal! Manchester City 2, Newcastle United 0. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

    12'

    Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 12'

    11'

    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 11'

    11'

    Offside, Manchester City. Pablo Zabaleta tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

    11'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 11'

    11'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Free Kick at 11'

    10'

    Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

    10'

    Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

    10'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 10'

    9'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 9'

    9'

    Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

    9'

    Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 9'

    8'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 8'

    8'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 8'

    7'

    Attempt missed. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Colback following a set piece situation.

    7'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 7'

    7'

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 7'

    7'

    Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    6'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Free Kick at 6'

    6'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Free Kick at 6'

    6'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    6'

    Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 6'

    6'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 6'

    6'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 6'

    5'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 5'

    5'

    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 5'

    4'

    Foul by Samir Nasri (Manchester City).

    4'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 4'

    4'

    Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 4'

    3'

    Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    1 - 0

    Goal! Manchester City 1, Newcastle United 0. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

    1'

    Vurnon Anita

    1'

    Penalty conceded by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

    1'

    Kickoff

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    Possession

    57%
    43%
    • Manchester City
    • Newcastle United

    Shots

    16
    8

    Shots on target

    9
    1

    Fouls

    9
    8

    Corners

    7
    3

    Yellow Cards

    3
    2

    Red Cards

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    Head to Head

    Man City5 - 0Newcastle
    Man City0 - 2Newcastle
    Newcastle0 - 2Man City
    Newcastle0 - 2Man City
    Newcastle0 - 2Man City
    Man City4 - 0Newcastle

    Man City

    • 1Joe Hart
    • 4Vincent Kompany
    • 5Pablo Zabaleta
    • 20Eliaquim Mangala
    • 11Aleksandar Kolarov
    • 21David Silva
    • -> Jesús Navas
    • 8Samir Nasri
    • -> Frank Lampard
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 10Edin Dzeko
    • 16Sergio Agüero
    • -> Wilfried Bony
    • 25Fernandinho
    • Subs
    • 22Gaël Clichy
    • 13Wilfredo Caballero
    • 26Martín Demichelis
    • 6Fernando

    Newcastle

    • 1Tim Krul
    • 6Michael Williamson
    • 2Fabricio Coloccini
    • 19Massadio Haidara
    • 22Daryl Janmaat
    • -> Ryan Taylor
    • 11Yoan Gouffran
    • -> Gabriel Obertan
    • 7Moussa Sissoko
    • 8Vurnon Anita
    • -> Mehdi Abeid
    • 14Jack Colback
    • 17Ayoze Pérez
    • 9Papiss Demba Cisse
    • Subs
    • 32Adam Armstrong
    • 29Emmanuel Riviere
    • 41Freddie Woodman
    • 28Sammy Ameobi

    High five for Man City

    Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday's visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for the Barclays Premier League champions.

    City led from the second minute as they cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to five points by demolishing the Magpies at the Etihad Stadium.

    Top scorer Sergio Aguero opened the scoring with a penalty before Samir Nasri and the impressive Edin Dzeko added to the lead inside 21 minutes. David Silva made the scoreline even more lopsided with a rapid double early in the second half.

    New signing Wilfried Bony did not get on the scoresheet after coming off the bench for the final 30 minutes but, even before kicking a ball, it seemed he had started paying back his B£25million fee.

    His mere presence in the squad - finally available after the African Nations Cup - appeared to sharpen Dzeko, whose goal was his first since September.

    The return of Yaya Toure, following his tournament success alongside Bony for Ivory Coast, could also not be understated as City gained complete control of the midfield area.

    Toure is suspended as City return to Champions League action this week, but they could not go into a clash against Barcelona in better heart.

    They needed just 20 seconds to assert their authority as Vurnon Anita gifted possession to Dzeko in the box and then clumsily brought the Bosnian down.

    It was just the start of a highly impressive performance from Dzeko, although it was Aguero who tucked away the penalty for his 22nd goal of the season.

    Newcastle initially responded well to the setback and Daryl Janmaat sent a fierce effort narrowly wide with Joe Hart apparently beaten.

    But that was about as good as it got for Newcastle as City strode through the visitors' defence to double their lead after 12 minutes.

    Dzeko was the provider, cutting inside from the left and passing inside to Nasri, albeit with a slight deflection. Nasri took the ball in his stride and casually wrong-footed two defenders before scooping the ball into the roof of the net.

    Dzeko continued to stretch the Newcastle defence and got the goal his early excellence deserved when a well-timed run behind the defence was spotted by Silva. The Spaniard picked him out with a superb crossfield pass and the Bosnian chested down before clipping home on the half-volley.

    By now City were in complete control and they eased off the throttle to coast towards the interval.

    Newcastle hardly made an impression and City might have had another before the break as Fernandinho struck a long-range shot straight at Tim Krul, after more good work from Dzeko.

    The Magpies had a rare good chance early in the second half as Papiss Cisse met Moussa Sissoko's fine chipped cross with a powerful volley that deflected off Vincent Kompany, but Hart was alert.

    That was enough to stir City back into life and they further increased their lead with two Silva goals in the space of three minutes.

    Aguero broke from deep to create the opening for the first, with Silva finishing by digging out Nasri's pass inside and tucking home.

    The Spaniard had another moments later, this time racing on to an Aguero knock-down from a Toure pass and rifling in from distance.

    That quickfire double put the game beyond any doubt and Manuel Pellegrini, with Tuesday in mind, decided to take star duo Silva and Aguero off after an hour.

    That meant a 30-minute run-out for Bony, and he might have had a debut goal but for a fine save from Krul after racing on to a Toure pass.

    Dzeko also extended Krul and the goalkeeper kept out a well-struck free-kick from Aleksandar Kolarov as City, despite easing off in the latter stages, continued to dominate.




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