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Newcastle United v Manchester City Live Commentary, 29/01/2019

FT
2 - 1
NEW
MCI
S. Rondón (66)
M. Ritchie (80 pen)
S. Agüero (1)
St. James' Park

Commentary

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City sit second in the Premier League and they will fall seven points behind Liverpool at the top of the table if the Reds can beat Leicester tomorrow. Meanwhile, Newcastle move up to 14th, five points above the relegation zone and they face Tottenham next on Saturday. City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Newcastle complete a superb comeback to beat Manchester City 2-1 after second half goals from Rondon and Ritchie. It looked like City would go on and score again after leading 1-0 at the break, thanks to Aguero's goal after 24 seconds. However, they struggled to break down a resilient Newcastle defence and the home side punished them. Rondon didn't have much to work with during the game, but his fine finish levelled the scoreline. Fernandinho then gave away a penalty late on, which Ritchie converted to make it two wins on the bounce for the Magpies.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: NEWCASTLE 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 5' The whistles are ringing out around St James' Park now, the home crowd want the final whistle to be blown and the five additional minutes are now up. Newcastle look to have secured the victory.
90' + 4' It's all City now, they are camped inside the Newcastle half and the home side have everyone back behind the ball and defending. They are frustrating the visitors, who have had just one shot on target during this second half.
90' + 3' Of Matt Ritchie's 16 league goals for Newcastle, 14 have been at St. James' Park; his penalty was Newcastle’s first to be scored in the Premier League since Georginio Wijnaldum scored from the spot against Spurs in May 2016.
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
Manchester City
90' + 1' Fernandinho is the latest City player to be shown a yellow card.
Javi Manquillo
Ayoze Pérez
Newcastle United
90' + 1' Late Newcastle substitution to run down the clock, Perez comes off and he has been replaced by Manquillo.
90' There will be a minimum of five minutes added time played.
88' Goalmouth scramble in the Newcastle penalty area! Aguero gets on the end of a deep corner, his shot is blocked and falls to a teammate in the six yard box, cannons around the area, before Dubravka dives on the ball. However, the linesman has his flag up for offside anyway.
Kenedy
C. Atsu
Newcastle United
87' Newcastle make their first change, with Atsu making his way off the pitch and he has been replaced by Kenedy.
85' There isn't long left on the clock for City to respond, five minutes and any additional time added on by the officials. They've been lacklusture in the second half.
İ. Gündoğan
Danilo
Manchester City
83' Newcastle make their third and final substitution, with Danilo coming off and he has been replaced by Gundogan.
82' City are showing much more urgency now, they are pushing everyone forward in search of another goal. As it stands, if Liverpool win tomorrow they will move seven points above City at the top of the table.
M. Ritchie
Penalty Goal
Newcastle United
80' GOOOAAALLL! Ritchie converts the penalty and Newcastle lead 2-1! What a turnaround by the home side. The wing-back fires the ball past Ederson, the keeper did get a touch on the ball but there was too much power on it and he can't stop it from heading into the back of the net.
79' Long stoppage in play before the penalty is taken as Ederson is down injured and the medical staff are on the pitch treating him for a knee injury. Can Ritchie keep his composure and put Newcastle ahead?
78' NEWCASTLE PENALTY! Fernandinho turns on the edge of the box, not realising that Longstaff was so close behind him. The Newcastle man nicks the ball off his toes and Fernandinho dives into the tackle, clearly bringing him down. No complaints from the visitors.
75' Rondon's goal tonight is his 30th Premier League goal - all 30 have come from inside the box.
Gabriel Jesus
L. Sané
Manchester City
73' City make their second change of the game, with Sane replaced by Jesus.
F. Schär
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
72' Another Newcastle yellow card, with Schar booked for his late challenge on David Silva.
70' It looks like City are preparing another change, with Jesus getting ready on the sidelines. Newcastle have defended well in the second half and are coping with anything the champions throw at them.
68' What a game we have on our hands now! City are showing much more urgency to score now, playing more direct football and they've increased the tempo of their game.
I. Hayden
Assist
Newcastle United
66' Newcastle get the ball into the box from the left, it comes out to Hayden on the edge of the area, he heads it back towards goal and Rondon provides the finish.
S. Rondón
Goal
Newcastle United
66' GOOOAAALLL! Newcastle are level, Rondon with the goal to make it 1-1! The striker has barely touched the ball in the City penalty area, but he grasped this chance with both hands. Rondon gets in front of Stones, watches the ball come down over his shoulder after Hayden's deep header into the area, then volleys the ball past Ederson, who couldn't do anything to stop it.
Bernardo Silva
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
65' Man City make their first substitution of the game, with De Bruyne coming off the pitch, perhaps to avoid a second booking. Bernardo Silva is his replacement.
63' Just moments later Perez trips De Bruyne and gives away a free-kick, another player on a yellow card and that's another challenge that could've been a yellow card offence.
61' De Bruyne catches Ritchie late as the wing-back gets to the ball just ahead of him. The Newcastle players, staff and crowd are all furious that the referee hasn't shown him another yellow card and sent him off. It's just a stern warning.
60' An hour played at St James' Park and Manchester City lead 1-0 and look the more likely side to score again, with Newcastle struggling to get out of their own half at the moment.
58' SAVE! Dubravka is forced into making a fine stop to deny David Silva. De Bruyne plays a lovely ball into the path of David Silva, splitting open the Newcastle defence, he then tries to curl the ball into the corner of the net. However, his effort is too close to the Newcastle keeper, who makes a strong save, pushing the ball out wide. Sane picks up the rebound but he is quickly closed down and the home side eventually get a touch on the ball and clear the danger.
56' The tempo of the game is quite slow at the moment, with City not showing a great deal of urgency to push forward in search of a second goal, which would probably wrap up the victory.
Ayoze Pérez
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
54' Perez is the first Newcastle player to be shown a yellow card, after he kicks the ball away in frustration following Schar's tackle that leads to a City free-kick.
53' Guardiola looks frustrated with his sides performance so far, the visitors have been far from their best despite being 1-0 up. Newcastle will still believe that they can nick a goal late on as it stands.
51' This is Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s 100th Premier League game in charge. He’s won 73 of his 99 so far (D15 L11) – the record for most wins by a manager in their opening 100 matches in the competition is 73, held by Jose Mourinho.
49' CHANCE! Sterling should've scored and made it 2-0! Sane sprints past Yedlin and plays a great ball straight into the path of Sterling just a couple of yards out and with an open goal to aim at. However, the winger misjudges the flight of the cross and completely misses the ball.
48' The visitors are dominating possession in the early few minutes of the second half, Sterling drives forward and gets a good cross into the box, but Yedlin just about manages to get his head to it and clear the danger.
46' The second half is underway!
Newcastle will be disappointed at how they started the game, but they've defended better as the game went on and stopped the visitors from having many goalscoring chances. The Magpies have had a couple of half chances themselves, with Perez firing wide from the edge of the penalty area and Atsu seeing his volley blocked, with the ball flying just over the crossbar.
Manchester City raced into the lead, scoring just 25 seconds after kick-off, Aguero scoring his 15th goal in 13 appearances against Newcastle. The Argentine had a second goal ruled out later in the half, after De Bruyne took a free-kick too quickly for the referee's liking and the ball was brought back. The visitors have dominated possession and have spent much of their time in the Newcastle half, but they have given the ball away too easily at times and haven't tested Dubravka enough in the Newcastle goal.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: NEWCASTLE 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played.
44' GREAT CHANCE! City with a huge opportunity to make it 2-0 just before the break! Danilo is played in behind the Newcastle defence, he chips the ball into the six yard box aiming for Sane, but he's beaten to it. However, it then falls to David Silva, who heads the ball towards goal, but he can't get enough power on it and Lejeune makes a good block.
42' Rondon has looked very isolated at times, the striker is putting himself about and trying to cause problems, but there isn't anyone close enough to him when he does win the ball, as Newcastle are having to sit so deep inside their own half.
40' Pep Guardiola is barking out instructions on the touchline, with his side now struggling to break down the home defence and making needless errors which is handing the ball to Newcastle.
38' There's not long left to play before the break now, can City double their lead before the break, or will Newcastle manage to pull one back before the half-time whistle?
36' Newcastle are winless in their last 22 Premier League games against Man City (D3 L19) – both Newcastle’s longest winless run and Man City’s longest unbeaten run against any top-flight opponent.
R. Sterling
Yellow Card
Manchester City
34' Sterling is the second City player to be shown a yellow card, after he brings Longstaff down. A needless challenge to make.
33' Almost! Sane is played in-behind Yedlin, the German sprints through on goal, but the pass through is slightly too heavy and Dubravka races out of his goal and gets to the ball just in time, taking it off the toes of the City winger.
31' We're just past the half an hour mark now and the visitors remain comfortable and dominant in possession, but Newcastle are defending much better.
29' De Bruyne whips a deep corner into the penalty area towards David Silva, but it's headed away to Danilo. The left-back races onto it and fires a first time shot at goal, but he gets it terribly wrong, the ball flies high over the Newcastle goal.
28' Despite the early goal, there haven't been too many opportunites in front of goal for City. Newcastle have defended well since going behind, getting into their five man defence and limiting the space that the visitors have to play in.
26' Ritchie curls a good ball into the box from a free-kick, after Sterling gives away a poor foul. Fernandinho heads the ball clear, but only to Yedlin on the edge of the box, but he slices his ball high over the crossbar.
24' The atmosphere has livened up now, with those couple of Newcastle chances providing the home crowd with some optimism.
22' CHANCE! Good counter-attack by Newcastle after some sloppy ball by City in midfield. Perez manages to feed Rondon on the edge of the box, who doesn't manage to control the ball correctly. However, his touch allows the ball to fall nicely for Atsu, who fires the ball towards goal on the volley, but it takes a deflection off Stones and goes just over the crossbar.
21' David Silva has now been directly involved in 10 goals in 14 Premier League games against Newcastle for Man City (five goals, five assists), more than he has against any other opponent in the competition.
19' City are constantly pressing forward, there isn't any rest for the Newcastle defence at the moment as they are struggling to keep the ball up top and the visitors are coming straight back at them.
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
Manchester City
17' De Bruyne is shown a yellow card for taking the free-kick quickly that led to the disallowed goal by Aguero.
17' GOAL RULED OUT! City have the ball in the back of the net again after they take a free-kick quickly, catching out Newcastle. De Bruyne fires a wonderful ball into the path of Aguero who made a run across the hosts defence, he then fires the ball past Dubravka. However, the referee told the Belgian to wait for the whistle and therefore rules out the goal and makes City take it again.
15' This is much better by Newcastle, the visitors have dropped the tempo of their game and a few sloppy passes have allowed the Magpies to get forward. Ritchie has a shot blocked after Rondon's header into his path.
13' Decent chance! First opportunity of the game for Newcastle. Danilo loses the ball around 40 yards out and Perez races towards the City goal, he takes the shot early as Laporte is rushing over to close him down. However, Perez drags his shot well wide of Ederson's goal.
11' Free-kick to City in a good position to get the ball into the penalty area, after Aguero is brought down by close to the touchline. A poor foul to give away, as Aguero wasn't really going anywhere. Silva whips a terrific ball into the box, but Newcastle defend it well and clear the danger.
9' Newcastle have everyone back behind the ball and in their own half as the visitors dominate possession. The atmosphere is quite muted at St James' Park, with the early goal for the visitors disheartening the home crowd.
7' The hosts have started to settle down now, they managed to get on the ball and work their way forward as when City have the ball, they are deep inside their own half.
5' Aguero has now scored 15 goals in his 13 Premier League appearances against Newcastle – more than any player has scored against an opponent for a single club in the competition’s history. The goal tonight is also the quickest scored in the Premier League this season.
3' Newcastle don't look comfortable at all in these early stages, the visitors are dominating possession and are pressing forward in search of another goal.
David Silva
Assist
Manchester City
1' City caught Newcastle out with a long ball forward to Sterling, he cuts inside and whips a ball towards David Silva at the far post, who heads the ball to Aguero, who was completely unmarked in the box.
S. Agüero
Goal
Manchester City
1' GOOOAAALLL! What a start, Man City lead 1-0 after just 25 seconds! Aguero fires the ball home from close range after David Silva heads the ball back across the six-yard box, following a fast kick-off and ball up to Sterling, who caught out the hosts. Dubravka goes to meet the cross, but David Silva gets their first and Aguero then just had an open net to fire the ball into.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out at St James' Park and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Newcastle name the same starting XI that beat Cardiff and it looks like the Magpies will be playing five at the back today, with Yedlin and Ritchie as the wing-backs. Meanwhile for Manchester City, there are two changes from the side that beat Huddersfield last time out in the Premier League, with Silva and Stones coming into the starting line-up, replacing Gundogan and Otamendi.
MAN CITY SUBS: Arijanet Muric, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden.
MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Danilo; Fernandinho, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne; Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero.
NEWCASTLE SUBS: Freddy Woodman, Ciaran Clark, Jacob Murphy, Kenedy, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Callum Roberts.
NEWCASTLE (5-3-2): Martin Dubravka; DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie; Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Christian Atsu; Ayoze Perez, Salomon Rondon.
Manchester City have the chance to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the table to just one point as the Reds don't play until tomorrow. The champions are currently second, four points behind Liverpool. They are also through to the fifth round of the FA Cup, after beating Burnley 5-0 on Saturday and prior to that game, they have won their last four Premier League games.
Newcastle ended a run of five Premier League games without a win against Cardiff last time out, beating the Bluebirds 3-0 to move out of the relegation zone. They now sit 17th in the table, two points above the dropzone. However, they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend, suffering a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Watford.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park.