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  • November 19, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Referee: C. Foy
  • • Attendance: 47408
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  • That's it! Two City goals at the end of the first half really put this match away. It ends 3-1, and City is now the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League
  • 89'
    Assist Demba Ba
  • 89'
    Goal Dan Gosling
  • 88'
    GOAL NEWCASTLE! Gosling with the consolation after Hart came out to deny Ba. Gosling kept running and tapped into the empty net
  • 85'
    Substitution Yohan Cabaye James Perch
  • 85'
    Substitution Yaya Touré Gareth Barry
  • 85'
    City about to go eight points clear at the top of the EPL table, so the pressure is on Manchester United to keep pace, as they face Swansea at 12:30 ET
  • 80'
    City doesn't look entirely satisfied with three, as it pushed forward looking for number four. Nasri caught offside twice in quick succession.
  • 79'
    Substitution Sammy Ameobi Dan Gosling
  • 76'
    Substitution Hatem Ben Arfa Peter Lovenkrands
  • 75'
    Substitution Sergio Agüero Adam Johnson
  • 75'
    Aguero looks like he's got a bit of a problem here, and he walks off slowly, to be replaced by Johnson
  • 72'
    Assist Micah Richards
  • 72'
    Penalty Goal Sergio Agüero
  • 71'
    Goal City! Aguero sends Krul the wrong way from the spot, and that's game over now
  • 70'
    Penalty City! The recently inserted Silva with a great little ball to spring Richards down the right side, and Ben Arfa bundles him over in the box
  • 69'
    Substitution Mario Balotelli David Silva
  • 67'
    Newcastle has certainly had its chances to pull a goal back in the second half, but has failed to capitalize thus far
  • 65'
    Seconds later, Danny Guthrie is played in down the left side of City's box, and his low shot is well saved by Hart
  • 64'
    What is Aguero doing there?! He's played through and is clearly offside, but Toure charges through from an onside position shouting for Aguero to leave it, but for some reason, he played the ball, causing the linesman's flag to go up. That would have been a breakaway
  • 62'
    Aguero almost knifes through the entire Newcastle defense, but Krul comes out to block his close-range effort
  • 60'
    Ben Arfa OFF THE POST! Great run through the City defense, and his right footed shot beats Hart low to the far post, but bounces off the upright
  • 59'
    Newcastle wins a corner, but Richards is able to head out. He's had a great game after his manager called him out before the match for only playing 50% sometimes
  • 56'
    Great ball from Nasri finds Aguero, who somehow gets the outside of his right boot on the ball to poke it by Krul in front of the net, but Steven Taylor is there to clear again
  • 52'
    Toure turns well on Coloccini, but the Argentine recovers well to tackle away for a corner. City wants to kill this match off early in the second half
  • 50'
    Nasri serves a good ball into the box, but no teammates are there to turn it home
  • 46'
    We're underway in the second half!
  • Halftime. Newcastle held out well, but two quick-fire City goals before the half likely killed off any chance the visitors had at a point
  • 45'
    Aguero found Richards, but Ryan Taylor got caught off guard and couldn't deal with the ball, as his clearance ricocheted off Richards, who then fired a quick left-footed shot into the near post
  • 44'
    Goal Micah Richards
  • 44'
    ANOTHER CITY GOAL! Micah Richards with a devastating blow right before the half!
  • 42'
    GOAL CITY! Balotelli converts the penalty!
  • 41'
    Penalty Goal Mario Balotelli
  • 41'
    Penalty to City! Ryan Taylor blocked Yaya Toure's close-range shot with an outstretched arm. Clear penalty
  • 38'
    Another chance for Ba, as he wins a header on a corner kick, but the ball spins wide of the far post. Could have done better there
  • 35'
    That's better from Newcastle, though
  • 34'
    What a chance for Newcastle! Great interplay between Ba and Ben Arfa leads to a close-range strike from Ba that Hart does well to get down and save
  • 32'
    Newcastle, though it has defended well, is going to be in some real trouble without some more possession in City's half
  • 29'
    Great save Krul! Milner floats a ball across and Balotelli wins a header from close range that the Dutchman has to tip over the bar
  • 28'
    More danger from the home side, but Steven Taylor is able to clear after Richards won a header in the box. The visitors have defended well, and they've needed to
  • 26'
    Newcastle with a rare attacking foray, but Ameobi is caught between a shot and a cross, and it's comfortable for Joe Hart
  • 24'
    He's back on, but he isn't moving well at all. We'll keep an eye on him when the ball heads his way
  • 23'
    Ba limps off. Not sure if he'll be able to carry on
  • 22'
    Now Demba Ba is down. Not a good sign for the Magpies. Looks like a leg injury
  • 21'
    Chance Aguero! The Argentine spins at the top of the box, but fires just over Krul's goal
  • 18'
    Balotelli bursts through and lays off to Aguero, but Ryan Taylor is there to cut out the return ball
  • 17'
    Coloccini has looked really sharp all season, and he steps in to intercept a Man City attack
  • 13'
    Lescott intercepts well and charges forward, but Danny Simpson gets between him and the ball, and Lescott is forced to foul
  • 9'
    Richards has a ton of room down the right side, and Taylor makes a crucial intervention on his cross, otherwise it was a goal for Balotelli
  • 4'
    City getting forward early here, as a long range shot is blocked. Newcastle knows it is in for a challenge here today
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • Man City team: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Nasri, De Jong, Toure Yaya, Milner, Balotelli, Aguero
  • Newcastle team: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Ben Arfa, Guthrie, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ba, Sammy Ameobi
  • Hello all, Seth Vertelney with you here for today's huge EPL match between Newcastle and Manchester City