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Played
December 26, 2010 8:30 PM IST
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 51675‎
 
72′ Andy Carroll
 
 
Fabricio Coloccini 81′ (OG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Newcastle United 1-3 Manchester City

By Owen Watson at St James' Park

  • Tim Krul
    1
    0
    2.00

    Tim Krul Flop of the Match

    Started off with a bad pass which led to Milner's opening goal and never got back into the game.

  • Danny Simpson
    1
    0
    2.50

    Danny Simpson

    Tried to get forward as much as possible, but could not create enough chances.

  • Steven Taylor
    1
    0
    2.50

    Steven Taylor

    Given a torrid time by Tevez and got caught out for the first two goals.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Made a superb tackle to deny Tevez in the second half, but unfortunately dirverted Tevez's late strike into the net.

  • José Enrique
    0
    0
    3.50

    José Enrique

    The best of the back four, was always available to push forward and get crosses towards Carroll

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wayne Routledge

    Ran himself into the ground, but could not find any joy from Kolarov, was eventually subbed in the second half.

  • Joey Barton
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joey Barton

    Swung in some superb corners, looking for Carroll and kept fighting in the midfield to get his side back into the game.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Midfielder tried to support his back four as much as possible.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Got forward on the left side, but had to keep turning back on to his right foot.

  • Kevin Nolan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Nolan

    Got in the way of two Carroll chances and failed to connect with a couple of crosses that would have got his side back into the game.

  • Andy Carroll
    4
    0
    3.50

    Andy Carroll

    Newcastle's best player, gave both Lescott and Kompany nightmares as he bullied the defenders

Substitutions

  • Nile Ranger
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nile Ranger

    Came on to support Carroll and gave the home side more going forward.

  • Joe Hart
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Not the best game from the England international as he failed to properly deal with Newcastle crosses.

  • Jerome Boateng
    0
    1
    2.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Did not look comfortable as Gutierrez kept running at him, especially in the second half.

  • Vincent Kompany
    2
    0
    3.50

    Vincent Kompany

    Stood up to Carroll and managed to get a couple of tackles that helped save goal chances.

  • Joleon Lescott
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joleon Lescott

    Coming in for the suspended Kolo Toure, looked uncomfortable with the presence of Carroll.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    2
    0
    3.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Managed to snuff out the threat of Routledge on the right wing and tried to push forward.

  • Yaya Touré
    0
    1
    3.00

    Yaya Touré

    Tried to support Tevez as much as possible, but could not make a real impact on the game.

  • Nigel De Jong
    0
    1
    3.00

    Nigel De Jong

    The hate figure of the home support, the sitting midfielder could not get on the ball as much as he wanted to.

  • Gareth Barry
    2
    0
    3.50

    Gareth Barry

    Got forward at every attempt and helped the front three with some superb passing.

  • David Silva
    1
    1
    3.00

    David Silva

    Looked isolated wide, played some neat passes, but never really got a foothold in the game.

  • Carlos Tévez
    4
    0
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    Outstanding performance, both in attack and defence. Quick off the mark to pounce on Krul's early mistake to help give Man City the lead.

  • James Milner
    3
    0
    3.50

    James Milner

    Done superb in the wide position, whipping in crosses at will for Tevez as well as helping his defenders.

Substitutions

  • Adam Johnson
    4
    0
    3.00

    Adam Johnson

    Only thing of note to come from the midfielder was his booking for throwing the ball away late on.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0