Premier League

  • S. Agüero 42’
  • S. Agüero 49’
  • S. Agüero 50’
  • K. De Bruyne 53’
  • S. Agüero 60’
  • S. Agüero 62’
  • 18’ A. Mitrović
1 Half Time 1
Premier League
Etihad Stadium
Attendance 53,850


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Perez bursts forward on the counter-attack through the middle of the pitch and Fernandinho reads the danger well. He pulls the Newcastle man back deliberately and receives a caution as a result.
    • 45'
      The referee hands City a late first-half free-kick as Sterling slightly gets the better of Janmaat for pace down the left, before the Dutchman puts an arm across the ex-Liverpool winger.
    • 90'
      Thauvin curls in a poorly-driven low corner towards the near post, but De Bruyne also makes a hash of it as he slices it clear. In take two, the Newcastle man sends the set play too close to Hart who deals with the delivery.
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      That's all from me, Matthew Judge, and it has been a great pleasure talking you through all of today's exciting action at the Etihad Stadium. We hope you can join us again very soon. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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      Next up for City is a home clash against Bournemouth while Newcastle play hosts to Norwich City at St. James' Park, with both ties to come after the upcoming international break in between.
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      Navas was the only change during the break for either side and although the former Sevilla man was bright in the second half, City's display after the interval must have been inspired by some wise words from Pellegrini during half time.
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      Mitrovic scored his first Newcastle goal since his summer move to have his side dreaming of a first Premier League win of the season, but Aguero levelled things up just before the break. In a performance out of the blue, Pellegrini's men came on strong as they dominated the first 25 minutes after th
    • 0'
      Five goals from Aguero and a solitary strike from De Bruyne see Manchester City down Newcastle United 6-1 to return to the top of the Premier League table. After an even first half, the Citizens turned it on after the break to blow away the Magpies, who remain in the bottom three.
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      But City's dominance of the ball in the first half soon paid off when Fernandinho played in Aguero to level the match with a tap-in. De Bruyne has been very lively for the hosts so far but Newcastle defended well for long spells in the opening period.
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      Mitrovic opened up his Newcastle account following his summer move from Anderlecht with a superb header and the Serbian almost grabbed a second nine minutes later when Hart made a top-drawer save with his leg.
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      It's honours even at the Etihad Stadium as both sets of players head towards the tunnel following an entertaining first half. On the basis of what we saw in the opening 45 minutes, 1-1 is probably a fair scoreline.
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      Both sets of players are stripped and raring to go as they leave the tunnel and enter onto the field here at the Etihad Stadium. We are just moments away from seeing the action start.
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      NEWCASTLE UNITED substitutes: Elliot, Lascelles, Williamson, Cisse, De Jong, Tiote, Thauvin.
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      NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-1-1): Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini (c), Mbabu; Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic.
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      MANCHESTER CITY substitutes: Caballero, Sagna, Bony, Navas, Demichelis, Iheanacho, Garcia Alonso.
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      MANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Hart (c); Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Fernando; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Aguero.
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      TEAM NEWS: Steve McClaren, who boasted a fantastic record against Man City during his tenure as Middlesbrough boss, has made just one change to the side which started Newcastle's 2-2 draw with Chelsea in their last match. Jack Colback sits out of today's game with an injury and Yoan Gouffran comes i
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      TEAM NEWS: Pellegrini has made four changes to the side which started Man City's 4-1 defeat against Tottenham last weekend for today's affair. Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Eliaquim Mangala and David Silva all return to the first eleven.
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      The Magpies might feel as though they're playing Manchester City at the right time, with Manuel Pellegrini's men suffering back-to-back defeats in their last two league outings against West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. But the Citizens crucially triumphed in Germany against Borussi
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      Newcastle managed to stem the flow of a number of bad results with a 2-2 draw against reigning league champions Chelsea last weekend. They've performed well against last season's top performers so far in the new campaign with their other points coming in draws against Southampton and Manchester Unit
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of today's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Newcastle United from the Etihad Stadium. I'm Matthew Judge and I will be your host for the match, which kicks off at 3:00pm.
    • 1'
      Newcastle get us underway here at the Etihad Stadium. The man in charge of the cards for today's encounter is Kevin Friend.
    • 3'
      Janmaat plays a decent one-two with Cisse down the right-hand side and wins a corner for Newcastle as Otamendi slides in to clear inside the six-yard box. Wijnaldum curls in the resulting set play but De Bruyne heads away with ease at the near post.
    • 5'
      De Bruyne surges forward and feeds in Kolarov, who plays a lovely low ball down the corridor of uncertainty for Newcastle but Aguero fails to latch onto the pass and Krul collects comfortably.
    • 7'
      CITY ALMOST TAKE THE LEAD! Gouffran fouls Silva and hands the hosts a free-kick, which De Bruyne takes and forces a great save from Krul low to his right. The ball stays alive in the box through Fernandinho but Mitrovic clears in the nick of time.
    • 9'
      De Bruyne is currently operating just behind Aguero at the moment with Silva coming infield from the right flank. For Newcastle, they're set up in a 4-4-1-1 with Gouffran playing in the middle of the park with Wijnaldum on the left.
    • 11'
      CHANCE! Kolarov marauds down the left-hand side in typical fashion and powers in a good, fizzing cross towards an unmarked Aguero who heads facing the goal, but Mbabu gets a touch to prevent the Argentine testing Krul between the sticks.
    • 13'
      SAVE! Mbabu receives from Gouffran and plays forward a fantastic cross down the side of Otamendi towards Mitrovic, who diverts the ball into the arms of Hart with an outstretched leg. Great pick out from the Toon full-back.
    • 15'
      It's sizzling football from City again as Silva plays in an onrushing Sterling, who takes a touch inside the box before he falls to the deck under pressure from Mbemba. Good defending from the Newcastle defender.
    • 18'
      G A. Mitrović Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 18'
      G. Wijnaldum provided the assist.
    • 18'
      GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It's 1-0 to Newcastle! Wijnaldum picks up the ball inside the penalty area after Mangala cleared Mbabu's low cross and the Dutchman picks out Mitrovic perfectly as the two new Toon signings combine to put the visitors in front.
    • 19'
      Aguero works the left-hand channel on the counter-attack but Mbemba times his tackle to perfection again as he nips the City breakaway in the bud. Sterling keeps the attack alive but he sends his cross too close to Krul who gobbles it up easily.
    • 21'
      Although City have bossed things for the majority of the first half so far, Newcastle have always looked bright going forward, originally starting the better and McClaren will be delighted with his side's performance early doors.
    • 23'
      Fernando clips forward a neat pass to Aguero peeling away from Janmaat but Mbemba gets a stroke of fortune as he clears the ball off the former Atletico Madrid man and out for a goal-kick to Newcastle.
    • 25'
      Newcastle have two chances in a matter of minutes from the right flank. Firstly Janmaat picks out Perez with a low cross before the official on that side raises his flag for offside, before Sissoko puts it on a plate for Mitrovic and the striker just heads over from inside the box.
    • 27'
      BIG SAVE! Sissoko drives forward down the right-hand side once more and plays a low pass originally towards Perez but Mitrovic latches onto it instead, and forces a great save from Hart's leg to keep Newcastle out. Brilliant goalkeeping.
    • 28'
      Silva tries to swivel inside the Newcastle penalty area but he gets surrounded by several players in black and white stripes before Mbemba clears the ball away. The former Anderlecht centre-back has been excellent so far today.
    • 30'
      Minutes after concerns raised over his fitness, Janmaat keeps in touch with Sterling all the way in a one-v-one situation and wins an important free-kick for Newcastle, as the City pressure dies down once more.
    • 32'
      City camp themselves around Newcastle's box and force the visitors right onto the toes of Krul, but their attack lacks speed and movement as the ball gets cleared towards Mitrovic. The Serbian holds it up and wins another free-kick up the pitch off Sterling to thwart the Citizens again.
    • 34'
      Fernandinho rushes forward through the middle of the park as space opens up for once for City and as the Brazilian finds Aguero, the striker ignores Sterling to his left and drives an effort just wide of the post from outside the box.
    • 36'
      Anita picks up the first card of the game from the referee for a bad challenge on Zabaleta. He leaves the ground with a bit of force and catches the Argentine with the follow through. Good call from Kevin Friend.
    • 36'
      CLOSE! De Bruyne steps up from the free-kick and whips in a delightful ball which is right on the money, but Sissoko manages to head the ball out wide for a City corner. Fabulous defending from him.
    • 38'
      Sissoko surges forward unmarked again down the right and he gets his head up to pick out Wijnaldum curving his run from the left infield, and the Dutchman bends a decent effort right into the arms of Hart. When they break forward, Newcastle are finding too much space in the hosts' half.
    • 40'
      With roughly five minutes of normal time left to play in the first half, Newcastle are defending really deep to try and head into the half-time interval ahead. They've had chances to double their lead, too, despite City having the lion's share of possession.
    • 42'
      G S. Agüero Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 42'
      Assist by Fernandinho.
    • 42'
      GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!! It's 1-1 as Aguero finds the net! Silva clips in a pinpoint cross to the back stick which Fernandinho heads across goal, and the Argentine does the rest as he restores parity in the match with a close-range tap-in. Game on!
    • 44'
      De Bruyne drives forward after picking up the spillage from his blocked cross by Mbabu and powers a left-footed effort just wide of the near post, with Krul at full stretch.
    • 45'
      The fourth official indicates that three minutes are being added on to the first half. Newcastle are pressing forward looking for a second now as we head towards the half-time break.
    • 46'
      SI Jesús Navas SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 46'
      Pellegrini rolls the dice for the first time as he takes off Sterling and replaces him with Navas for the next 45 minutes. The former was slightly limping towards the end of the first half.
    • 46'
      Welcome back! Man City get us back underway for the second half here at the Etihad Stadium, with Jesus Navas coming on for Raheem Sterling in the only change made at the half-time break.
    • 48'
      Perez loses in a 50-50 challenge with Fernando narrowly outside the Newcastle penalty area and invites the Brazilian forward, who drives a shot straight into the arms of Krul.
    • 49'
      G S. Agüero Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 49'
      The assist came from David Silva.
    • 49'
      GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!! It's 2-1 to Man City! Silva makes the most of Mbemba's poor touch in his own half and plays in Aguero, who shifts the ball from right to left outside the box and fires past Krul, courtesy of a deflection off Gouffran.
    • 50'
      G S. Agüero Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 50'
      The assist came from K. De Bruyne.
    • 50'
      GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!! It's a hat-trick for Aguero! De Bruyne plays a magnificent through ball right down the side of Coloccini towards the Argentine forward, who cleverly dinks the ball over the top of Krul for his sixth league goal of the campaign.
    • 52'
      It's all change at the Etihad now as three goals either side of the interval for Aguero puts Man City 3-1 up against Newcastle. McClaren is lining up a change for Newcastle, who need to respond.
    • 53'
      G K. De Bruyne Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 53'
      SI J. Lascelles SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 53'
      McClaren makes his first change of the game in the face of wave after wave of Man City pressure as Lascelles comes on to replace Mbabu, who has struggled since the start of the second half.
    • 53'
      Jesús Navas provided the assist.
    • 53'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!! It's 4-1 to Man City and it's that man De Bruyne again! The Belgian enters the penalty area completely unmarked and acrobatically converts Navas' cross into the far corner for his fourth goal since joining in the summer. What a hit!
    • 55'
      Mangala brings down Sissoko inside his own half and hands Newcastle a chance to try and claw back a second. The ball swings in towards Perez but the attack fizzles out as Man City head up the pitch once more.
    • 56'
      Newcastle are keeping possession better now after a rocky opening to the second half but you feel a three-goal deficit leaves them with a huge mountain to climb as Man City are looking in unbelievable form all of a sudden.
    • 58'
      Silva and De Bruyne were struggling to click together in the first half, with both wanting to do the same job in the final third, but their partnership has been much more improved since the break and their picking holes in this Newcastle defence for fun at the moment.
    • 60'
      G S. Agüero Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 60'
      David Silva provided the assist.
    • 60'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!! It's 5-1 to Man City! Silva receives the ball on the half turn, swivels and plays in Aguero who shifts the ball onto his right foot too easily past Mbemba and curls into the far corner for his fourth of the game.
    • 62'
      G S. Agüero Assist G. Wijnaldum
    • 62'
      Assist by K. De Bruyne.
    • 62'
      GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It's Aguero again! Silva ghosts past Anita too easily to play in De Bruyne, who plays a first-time, low cross towards his Argentine team-mate who prods home from point-blank range at the back post. Astonishing again from the hosts.
    • 64'
      This has been an incredible turnaround from Man City. The football they are playing at this moment in time is simply sublime and Newcastle are getting destroyed.
    • 66'
      SI W. Bony SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 66'
      SI C. Tioté SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 66'
      SI F. Thauvin SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 66'
      McClaren makes his second change of the match as he takes off Gouffran for Thauvin. It looks as though Wijnaldum will move from the left infield and the French substitute will move onto the flank.
    • 66'
      Newcastle make their final substitution of the game as Sissoko trudges off the field. Tiote comes onto the pitch as it's all about damage limitation for the Toon now.
    • 66'
      Five-goal man Aguero comes off as Pellegrini decreases the risk of him potentially picking up a niggling injury. It's clever management from the Chilean as Bony runs on as his replacement.
    • 66'
      CLOSE! Silva gets the better of Janmaat and plays in De Bruyne inside the Newcastle penalty area and the former Chelsea man just misses the target when trying to find the far corner. Lovely move again from Pellegrini's men.
    • 68'
      Kolarov tries to play in De Bruyne down the left-hand side but Janmaat cuts out the pass and feeds in Wijnaldum. The former PSV man can launch a counter-attack for the visitors here.
    • 70'
      Mitrovic looks to play in Perez towards the left but the Serbian overcooks his pass, which flies into the path of Hart. You have to feel for the two Newcastle forwards, who have barely had a kick of the ball as their defensive team-mates have been completely thrown onto the back foot in this second
    • 72'
      Bony tries to get on the end of Fernandinho's pass but Coloccini cuts it out in the nick of time for Newcastle. Pellegrini looks as though he is about to make his final change of the match with Iheanacho stripped on the touchline.
    • 74'
      Man City are dominating the ball as time ticks on in the second half. There's no rush for a seventh as the damage has been done. Newcastle have almost every man back, wishing the full-time whistle would sound early.
    • 75'
      SI K. Iheanacho SO G. Wijnaldum
    • 75'
      Silva strolls off the pitch to a warm reception from the home crowd as he makes way for youngster Iheanacho. Just like Aguero, it's a good move from Pellegrini to ensure the Spaniard remains injury-free with this game already won.
    • 76'
      SAVE! Navas gets half a yard down the right and plays in Iheanacho, who gets his first touch of the ball and forces a great save from Krul with a curling left-footed effort towards goal.
    • 78'
      Noise continues to come from the away stand as the Newcastle supporters stick with their team. It's brilliant to see as although their side had a chance of getting a result on the basis of their first-half display, they've been completely blown away in a heavily one-sided second period.
    • 80'
      Bony, so eager to get his name on the scoresheet for the first time this season, tracks Tiote closely and brings the Newcastle man down in the middle of the park for a Toon free-kick.
    • 82'
      Zabaleta gets his name taken by the referee late on for a poor challenge on Perez. The Argentine uses scissor-like action as he dives towards the ball and the referee makes no hesitation with his decision to award him a yellow.
    • 82'
      We head into the final stages of the game at the Etihad Stadium and it's more of the same as Man City continue to keep possession well and interchange with one another superbly.
    • 84'
      The flow has been stemmed by Newcastle after a blistering opening period from Man City, but you feel it's been more down to the hosts taking their foot off the gas than the former defending well.
    • 86'
      Mitrovic sets up a one-two with Thauvin but the Frenchman sends the return high into the sky, and allows Zabaleta to clear. The spillage catches the attention of Tiote but Fernando nicks it away ahead of him in what is a microcosm of this second half; City being first to every ball after the break.
    • 88'
      Mangala receives a caution for a bad challenge on Mitrovic inside Man City's half. The Serbian stays down after taking a hefty whack from the French defender.
    • 88'
      'Blue Moon' sounds around the Etihad with Man City marching towards three points due to a five-goal swing. They're returning to the summit ahead of their Manchester rivals, who play Arsenal tomorrow.
    • 90'
      CLOSE! De Bruyne tests Krul with a good effort towards goal before the ball sits up for Bony soon after, but the former Swansea man gets denied by an outstretched Newcastle goalkeeper to his right.

    Line Up



    David Silva


    Josep Guardiola
    Steve Bruce



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 13 8
    Yellow Cards 3 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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