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Played
December 26, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
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
    4
    11
    2.00

    Tim Krul Flop of the Match

    Started off with a bad pass which led to Milner's opening goal and never managed to redeem himself through the rest of the match.

  • Danny Simpson
    2
    1
    2.50

    Danny Simpson

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

  • Steven Taylor
    2
    0
    2.50

    Steven Taylor

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

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    6
    1
    3.00

    Fabricio Coloccini

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

  • José Enrique
    5
    0
    3.50

    José Enrique

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

  • Wayne Routledge
    2
    2
    2.50

    Wayne Routledge

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

  • Joey Barton
    4
    0
    3.00

    Joey Barton

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

  • Cheikh Tiote
    1
    1
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

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

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    4
    1
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

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

  • Kevin Nolan
    1
    4
    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
    30
    1
    3.50

    Andy Carroll

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

Substitutions

  • Nile Ranger
    5
    1
    3.00

    Nile Ranger

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

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 Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0