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R. Sterling
David Silva
5 - 0
David Silva
4 - 0
F. Fernández
Own Goal
3 - 0
R. Mahrez
K. De Bruyne
2 - 0
Gabriel Jesus
David Silva
1 - 0

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73% 26%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 1
Total Passes 843 296
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That is now five home league wins in a row for City without conceding. Next up for Guardiola's men is a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, while Newcastle will be looking to respond to this first defeat in seven matches when they head to Watford on the same day.
City return to winning ways in style with a thumping 5-0 victory over Newcastle. Jesus and Mahrez capitalised on some poor defending to put the hosts two goals in front before half-time and they did not look back. A Fernandez own goal was followed up by a sublime David Silva free-kick and a tidy finish from Sterling late on.
David Silva
90' + 1' Bentaleb passed the ball straight to David Silva and the City midfielder made him pay. He could have gone it alone but instead played in Sterling to join the scoring.
R. Sterling
90' + 1' GOOOOAAAALLL!!! CITY 5-0 NEWCASTLE!! Sterling adds a fifth goal for the home side in the first minute of added time. David Silva steals the ball back for City high up the pitch, unselfishly rolls it into the feet of Sterling and the substitute forward slides it past Dubravka with his second touch.
90' BLAZED OVER! David Silva has been immense today on one of his final ever home outings for City. He knocks the ball away from Rose, brings it inside another Newcastle defender and then fires over the crossbar from an angle with only Dubravka to beat.
88' City look full of confidence now as they continue to knock the ball around Newcastle. Rose goes in hard on David Silva, who initially stays down but then gets back up when play is allowed to resume.
86' Gayle is in possession of the ball around 25 yards from the City goal and has options either side. In the end he uses neither and is dispossessed before he can shoot.
85' City are now past the 400 mark for passes today and are up to 69 per cent in terms of possession. It has been as one-sided a contest you are ever likely to see, and the home team do not look as though they are going to settle for just the four goals.
Y. Muto
E. Krafth
84' Krafth has been carrying a knock and is replaced late on by Muto.
82' WEAK SHOT! Doyle controls De Bruyne's pass and gets a shot away from the edge of the area, but it has zero power behind it and Dubravka collects.
80' Krafth appears to be struggling with a knock and may be replaced. Newcastle have managed to keep City quiet for five minutes or so.
79' Manchester City midfielder David Silva (34) is the first player aged 34 or older to both score and assist in a Premier League game since Zlatan Ibrahimovic (35) for Manchester United against Sunderland in April 2017.
77' City have not really stepped off at any point today - they have been excellent. Newcastle could do with the full-time whistle, though unfortunately for them there are is still around 15 minutes to go.
T. Doyle
R. Mahrez
75' Doyle is brought on for his City debut with 15 minutes to go in this one-sided affair. The impressive Mahrez makes way.
75' WONDERFUL SAVE! David Silva unselfishly tees up Gundogan for the shot, which is blocked 12 yards from goal. City come again and David Silva's close-range shot after being picked out by De Bruyne is palmed over by Dubravka.
74' De Bruyne's cross from the left is too close to Dubravka and the Newcastle goalkeeper gathers. Dubravka goes long for pretty much the first time today, 10 minutes after targetman Joelinton was replaced!
72' Schar hurts himself when challenging Gundogan but looks as though he will be okay to run it off. It is damage limitation for Newcastle now, as it has been pretty much since the 21st minute when Mahrez put City two goals ahead.
70' Manchester City midfielder David Silva has scored and assisted in a Premier League game for the first time since January 2016 (also one goal and one assist v Crystal Palace).
68' That David Silva free-kick really was quite something. Questions have to be asked of the Newcastle wall, though - there was a gap for the Spaniard to aim for and he picked it out.
D. Gayle
66' Gayle is brought on for Joelinton, who has case a frustrated figure up top today.
Javi Manquillo
V. Lazaro
66' Bruce has clearly seen enough. Manquillo is on for Lazaro as the visitors make a triple change.
M. Longstaff
J. Shelvey
66' Shelvey is off and Longstaff on in the third of those Newcastle changes.
David Silva
65' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! CITY 4-0 NEWCASTLE!! This is sublime from David Silva! He is desperate to take the free-kick from around 25 yards out and this is why. He curls the ball over the wall and into the top-left corner, with Dubravka barely bothering to move from his spot.
65' Joelinton fouls Sterling around 25 yards from goal and City have a free-kick in a promising position.
64' De Bruyne shifts the ball to Sterling and the substitute forward has a go from range. His shot is blocked by a Newcastle defender 15 yards out.
63' Newcastle are simply unable to hold off the City onslaught - it has been men against boys today. Guardiola's side could easily double their goals tally if they keep this level of intensity.
Bernardo Silva
P. Foden
61' Foden has missed a couple of big chances today, but he can be pleased with his overall display. Bernardo Silva is brought on in his place.
R. Sterling
Gabriel Jesus
61' City's opening goalscorer Jesus is replaced by Sterling. A bad day for Newcastle could yet get a whole lot worse!
60' Having created chances galore today, it is somewhat ironic that City's third goal was scored by a Newcastle player. The hosts do not look as though they want to settle for just the three goals, either.
F. Fernández
Own Goal
58' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! CITY 3-0 NEWCASTLE!! The third goal finally arrives and it is a rather comical one from Newcastle's perspective. Foden and Jesus exchange passes and the latter tries to bring it inside. Ritchie flicks the ball away from the striker but only succeeds in sending the ball into his own net, with the final touch coming off Fernandez.
57' There is no change to the flow of the game - City are still dominating possession and creating plenty of chances. Rose tries his best to change that by bursting forward, the full-back's run halted by Walker's cynical foul.
55' De Bruyne whips in a nice cross but nobody in a sky blue shirt is around to help it in at the back post.
54' City really should be four or five goals ahead. As it is, a goal for Newcastle and it is game on at the Etihad Stadium. For that to happen, though, Bruce will surely have to make a change or two.
52' Walker switches play and the ball is worked inside to David Silva, who fires a deflected shot over the crossbar. De Bruyne's corner is captured by Dubravka inside the six-yard box.
50' SITTER! Foden has not got his shooting boots on today - another big chance has gone begging for the talented youngster. De Bruyne hooks the ball to the back post and Foden stabs it wide from all of three yards out.
49' Newcastle have switched to a 4-5-1 formation for the second half. A dodgy clearance from Otamendi is not capitalised on by the visitors.
48' It is not known if the double change is injury related or Guardiola simply wanting to keep his players fresh. This game is as good as over thanks to the first-half strikes from Jesus and Mahrez.
46' RESTART! Newcastle get us back under way at the Etihad Stadium. Will City need time to get going in this second half after making that double change?
K. Walker
João Cancelo
46' Cancelo is off and Walker on in a like-for-like change at right-back.
İ. Gündoğan
46' Guardiola has made a double change at the interval. Gundogan is on for Rodrigo in the first of those changes.
Newcastle's five-at-the-back formation is simply not working, with the visitors inviting far too much pressure on themselves. Gayle spent a lot of the first half warming up and may well be brought on at half-time. As for City, they have the likes of Sterling and Bernardo Silva among their subs.
City take a well-deserved two-goal lead into half-time thanks to strikes from Jesus and Mahrez in the opening 21 minutes, both coming as a result of some poor defending from Newcastle. Guardiola's men wasted a number of opportunities to add to their tally against a toothless Newcastle side.
45' + 1' ANOTHER CHANCE! The chances just keep on coming for City. De Bruyne whips one in from the left and Rodrigo guides it over the crossbar after getting in front of Schar.
45' Foden is really enjoying himself out there. He cuts inside and plays in a cross for Otamendi to attack, but the attempt lacks power and Dubravka has another routine save to make.
44' Guardiola's men clearly want a third goal before half-time. Some more nice interplay from City culminates in a cross coming in from the right, which Rose inadvertently blocks with his arm. The hosts want a penalty but the referee is having none of it. 
42' HOW HAS HE MISSED? Shelvey gets caught in possession and that proves costly. David Silva plays the ball forward and Foden has just Dubravka to beat, but he guides the shot wide of the target from 10 yards.
41' Joelinton has Rose for support to his left. It is a pretty simple pass to make but he underhits it and that allows Mahrez to make the tackle.
40' Normal service has resumed at the Etihad Stadium as City are well and truly back on top now. Mahrez delays the shot and when it does eventually arrive Fernandez puts his body on the line.
38' GOOD SAVE! Jesus gets his header all wrong around eight yards out - that is another good chance for the striker. City keep the attack alive and Cancelo's shot from 22 yards is helped behind by Dubravka.
37' Bruce may now be having second thoughts about bringing on Gayle - if indeed that was his intention to begin with. Newcastle have been on top for the last few minutes, albeit without creating anything of note.
35' The low corner is dealt with by De Bruyne at the near post. Lazaro's shot from the edge of the box is then charged down by David Silva.
34' Cancelo gives the ball away and Newcastle counter. Lazaro and Shelvey link up, but the best they can manage is a corner.
33' It looks as though Gayle may be brought on for the visitors shortly, having been sent for a fairy rigorous warm-up. City have dropped off the pace over the last five minutes.
31' The deep free-kick is helped on by Fernandez and gathered by Ederson. This is Newcastle's best spell of the match.
30' United have looked slightly more stable since the drinks break. Yedlin is picked out high up on the right and lays it off to Lazaro. The hosts switch flanks and Stones tugs back on Ritchie's arm to concede a free-kick.
28' City's defenders have had next to nothing to do so far today. De Bruyne slips the ball between a couple of Newcastle players but Jesus mistimes his run and is flagged for offside.
26' Manchester City are the first English top-flight side to have five different players score at least 10 league goals in a single season since Everton in 1984-85.
25' The game resumes following the first drinks break of the contest. City have been impressive in the opening 25 minutes, but that is because Newcastle have allowed them to completely dominate possession.
23' IT SHOULD BE THREE! Newcastle's defending has been horrific. Mahrez picks up the ball in space down the right and sends in a cross towards Jesus, who is unable to find the target with his effort.
K. De Bruyne
21' De Bruyne made a simple run in behind and spotted Mahrez unmarked in a central position. The assists just keep on coming for the Belgian!
R. Mahrez
21' GOOOOAAAALLL!!! CITY 2-0 NEWCASTLE!! Nobody picks up the run of De Bruyne and he cuts the ball back for Mahrez to convert from eight yards. That is an almost identical goal to their first.
19' Newcastle just cannot keep hold of the ball. It is one-way traffic at the Etihad Stadium and a second goal appears to be imminent.
18' That is three big opportunities City have had in the opening 18 minutes. Newcastle's defence is being pulled all over the place - this system is not working for them at all.
16' WIDE! Foden goes on a mazy run past a couple of Newcastle players. Fernandez forces the City youngster down the line and the angled shot ends wide of the far post, perhaps with a slight touch on its way through.
14' Manchester City have won their last four home Premier League matches by an aggregate score of 14-0. They have not kept five consecutive home clean sheets in the competition since September 2011 under Roberto Mancini.
12' BIG CHANCE! Mahrez squanders a glorious opportunity to double City's lead. The ball is allowed to bounce and the winger gets a shot away on the spin, but he rather rushes it when he had time to set himself.
David Silva
10' Foden drifted out to the left and that opened up some space for David Silva. He looked up and spotted Jesus, who was left in space by Newcastle's three central defenders.
Gabriel Jesus
10' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! CITY 1-0 NEWCASTLE!! Well that did not take long! Newcastle's resistance lasts for less than 10 minutes. David Silva is slipped in down the left and squares for Jesus, who converts unmarked from the edge of the six-yard box. Poor defending from the visitors. 
9' The home team are dominating possession early on. Newcastle are happy to sit back and soak up the pressure.
7' Foden offers some support for Zinchenko. Krafth gets across to halt the attack at the expense of a corner, which De Bruyne swings in for Dubravka to collect.
6' There has been a good intensity to the game early on between two sides with little to play for on the face of it. The lack of pressure should hopefully make for an entertaining game.
4' FIRST SAVE! Mahrez cuts inside from the right and there is only one thought in his mind. The winger opens up his body but the shot is a little too central and Dubravka has an easy save to make.
3' Lazaro skips past Otamendi but runs out of space. This is the first time Stones and Otamendi have started together since City's defeat to Norwich City in September.
2' Newcastle actually look as though they are playing with a 4-4-2 system, with Shelvey joining Joelinton up top. City, as expected are going with a 4-3-3.
1' KICK-OFF! City, looking to return to winning ways following that surprise defeat to Southampton a few days ago, get us up and running
The teams are coming out onto the pitch at the Etihad Stadium, with kick-off just moments away. This match will be played behind closed doors, as will every other Premier League game between now and the end of the season.
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 15 home league meetings with Newcastle United, winning each of the last 10 - they have never won 11 successive home games against an opponent in their top-flight history.
Newcastle show six changes from their home draw with West Ham three days ago, including just a third Premier League start for Lazaro in place of the injured Alain Saint-Maximin. Yedlin, Bentaleb, Ritchie, Schar and Rose are also recalled to the XI for injury-hit United, who are without Jamaal Lascelles, Andy Carroll and Isaac Hayden today.
Guardiola has made five changes to City's starting line-up on the back of the loss to Southampton. Stones comes into the backline along with Otamendi for his first appearance since March 4, with Garcia and Laporte making way. Rodrigo, De Bruyne and Foden are also recalled, taking over from Sterling, Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva.
Subs: Jack Young, Yoshinori Muto, Karl Darlow, Thomas Allan, Miguel Almiron, Matthew Longstaff, Dwight Gayle, Javier Manquillo, Christian Atsu.
NEWCASTLE XI (5-4-1): Martin Dubravka; DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, Danny Rose; Valentino Lazaro, Jonjo Shelvey (c), Nabil Bentaleb, Matt Ritchie; Joelinton.
Subs: Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling, Eric Garcia, Claudio Bravo, Fernandinho, Tommy Doyle, Bernardo Silva.
CITY XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, David Silva (c); Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden.
Newcastle lost 2-0 against City in the FA Cup quarter-finals 10 days ago - a result that effectively ended their campaign, with little left to play for in the league. Steve Bruce's side drew 2-2 with West Ham on Sunday to make it six games without defeat in the top flight, but they are five points off a European spot with five games left.
City are looking to respond to a 1-0 defeat away at Southampton on Sunday - their third away league loss on the spin - in order to tighten their grip on second place. Pep Guardiola's men are six points clear or third-placed Chelsea with this game in hand to play.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.