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90' + 3'
R. Sterling
J. Grealish
5 - 0
90'
P. Foden
O. Zinchenko
4 - 0
61'
Rodri
K. De Bruyne
3 - 0
38'
Aymeric Laporte
Goal
2 - 0
19'
R. Sterling
João Cancelo
1 - 0

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71% 28%
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3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 3
Total Passes 712 281
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Commentary

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There are now just three games remaining, so it's City's title to lose as they open up a three-point advantage over Liverpool and next up for them is a trip to Wolves on Wednesday. Meanwhile Newcastle remain 13th and they'll face Arsenal next time out.
City move back to the top of the Premier League with a ruthless 5-0 victory over Newcastle, thanks to first half goals from Sterling and Laporte, before Rodri made it three just past the hour mark. Wilson came off the bench for Newcastle and had an excellent opportunity to pull one back for the visitors, but Ederson made an great save. However, City weren’t quite finished and put on a show late on, with Foden and Sterling converting to score the fourth and fifth goals.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: MAN CITY 5-0 NEWCASTLE
J. Grealish
Assist
90' + 3' Grealish could have gone for goal himself, but instead spotted that Sterling was in a better position and his team-mate made no mistakes with the finish.
R. Sterling
Goal
90' + 3' GOOOAAALLL! IT’S 5-0! Grealish and Foden play a lovely one-two down the left wing, before Grealish races into the box and then squares it across the box to Sterling, who coolly converts to make it five in stoppage time.
90' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
O. Zinchenko
Assist
90' Zinchenko drilled a low ball across goal, which if it was an attempt on goal then it was going well wide. However, instead Foden flicks it into the back of the net.
P. Foden
Goal
90' GOOOAAALLL! FODEN SCORES A FOURTH! Grealish races down the left wing beating Trippier, before pulling it back to Zinchenko, who drills a low cross into the path of Foden, who diverts the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-0 late on.
M. Targett
Yellow Card
89' Targett has been shown a yellow card late on, after he pulls Sterling to the ground down the right wing.
C. Egan-Riley
Aymeric Laporte
87' Final City change now, with Laporte the man coming off and he has been replaced by Egan-Riley.
87' BLOCKED! Foden seems to get away from Lascelles around the penalty spot and he drills a shot towards goal, but the Newcastle defender gets back and makes a great tackle to prevent a possible fourth strike.
85' There's just five minutes, plus any time added on left to play at the Etihad, will we see any more goals?
83' SAVE! Wilson with a great chance to pull one back! Newcastle carve City open at the back, with Murphy sliding the ball through to Wilson, who then only had Ederson to beat. However, the keeper makes himself as big as possible and makes an excellent stop.
82' City aren't playing with the same tempo as they did in the first half and look pretty content with their three goals so far. Newcastle aren't offering much themselves.
J. Murphy
M. Almirón
80' Final Newcastle change now, with Almiron departing and Murphy heads on.
79' As it stands City would move three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table and give themselves a goal difference advantage as well, heading into the final three games.
77' Saint-Maximin didn't look very comfortable following the challenge from De Bruyne, but he is now back up on his feet trying to run the injury off.
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
75' De Bruyne is booked for a blatant foul on Saint-Maximin as the Newcastle man looked to break forward on the counter-attack.
75' De Bruyne sets up Grealish for an opportunity, but Grealish tries to do too much in the box and he can't find his way past the Newcastle defence.
73' Great challenge! Newcastle counter quickly and a cross comes into the box from the right wing looking for Wilson, but Fernandinho does brilliantly to put his head in and clear the danger. He gets a slight kick to the head in the process.
72' Having failed to win four of their first 10 Premier League this season (D2 L2), City have only failed to get maximum points in a further four of their last 24 in the competition (D3 L1).
D. Burn
Yellow Card
70' Burn ia booked for a series of coming togethers with Laporte in the penalty area as a corner is set to come into the box.
C. Wilson
C. Wood
68' Wood is the other to make way and Wilson is his replacement.
K. Trippier
E. Krafth
68' Here is the double Newcastle change, with Krafth the first to come off and on comes Trippier.
67' Newcastle are now getting ready to make a couple of changes of their own, with Wilson and Trippier returning to the squad today after spells out of the team with injuries. They are getting stripped on the sidelines.
65' Decent effort! Cancelo lines up an effort from the edge of the box, but his strike flies narrowly wide of the bottom left post. Not too far away.
P. Foden
Gabriel Jesus
63' City make their second change now, with Jesus the man heading off and Foden is his replacement.
K. De Bruyne
Assist
61' De Bruyne put it on a plate for Rodri, with a perfectly placed set piece, which Rodri converted with ease.
Rodri
Goal
61' GOOOAAALLL! RODRI MAKES IT 3-0! De Bruyne delivers a superb corner delivery into the penalty area towards the near post and Rodri gets ahead of Krafth and powers his header past Dubravka and into the back of the net.
59' As we approach the hour mark at the Etihad, it's City who still hold a 2-0 lead following goals from Sterling and Laporte. There hasn't been much action in the final third so far in this half.
57' Good defending there from Targett! Ederson lofts a long ball over the top of the Newcastle defence and Sterling tries to reach it, but Targett reads it well and coolly heads it back to Dubravka under pressure.
55' There are no signs of any changes for the visitors just yet, but they've hardly touched the ball in the opening 10 minutes of the second period.
53' Eddie Howe has lost all 11 of his Premier League meetings with City, the worst 100% losing record a manager has against a single opponent in the competition. Nine of those defeats have come against Guardiola – also the worst 100% losing record one manager has against another in the Premier League.
51' It looks like Dias may have come off with an injury at the break for City and they are just resting him as a precaution. Fernandinho is now alongside Laporte in defence.
49' City are dominating the opening few minutes of the second half, camped inside the Newcastle half and trying to get an early third goal.
47' CLOSE! First Jesus dribbles his way into the box, before trying to set up De Bruyne, but the pass is cut out and falls to Sterling. The winger beats his marker and then puts a cross into the six-yard box, which takes a big deflection and flies dangerously close to the far left corner of the net. However, it sails wide of the post.
46' The second half is under way!
Fernandinho
Rúben Dias
46' City have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Dias coming off and Fernandinho is his replacement.
Newcastle have played well at times, but haven't done enough in the final third to test Ederson and they have struggled to cope with the creativity of De Bruyne in midfield for City, who has controlled proceedings.
City look set to regain their place at the top of the Premier League, as they are beating Newcastle 2-0 at the break, following goals from Sterling and Laporte. The visitors had the first goalscoring chance early on, but Wood failed to capitalise with his free header, before Laporte and Cancelo volleyed over the bar at the other end for City. Sterling then headed City ahead on 19 minutes, before Wood saw an equaliser ruled out offside and shortly after Laporte pounced on a spill from Dubravka in the six-yard box and the centre-back doubled City’s lead.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: MAN CITY 2-0 NEWCASTLE
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
44' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, will we see any more goals before the half-time whistle?
42' Newcastle don't look like threatening City in the late stages of the first half, as the hosts press forward themselves in search of a third goal, which would probably put the game to bed.
40' There was a slight question mark over the goal as Dubravka seemed to get a hand to the ball before Dias pounced, but VAR rule that there was no foul and the goal is allowed to stand.
Aymeric Laporte
Goal
38' GOOOAAALLL! CITY DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! De Bruyne delivers a deep corner into the box, which finds Gundogan on the edge of the penalty area and he fires a shot at goal, which Dubravka spills in the six-yard box. Dias tries to pounce, but the keeper makes the save, before the rebound falls to Laporte, who smashes it home from close range. It’s 2-0 just before half-time.
36' City look very comfortable at the moment, keeping the ball in midfield and just controlling the pace, making Newcastle do all of the chasing.
34' De Bruyne does brilliantly to work space in the box down the left and he delivers a superb low cross into the six yard box, but no-one reads it! Someone could have had a tap in!
33' Saint-Maximin breaks forward quickly following a City attack at the other end, but none of his team-mates get up there with him and he's crowded out by Zinchenko.
Bruno Guimarães
Yellow Card
31' Guimaraes is booked for a very late sliding challenge on Grealish and the Newcastle man gets nowhere near the ball. Deserved yellow card.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains Man City who lead 1-0, after Sterling's goal on 19 minutes, but there should have been another for City which fell to Cancelo. Meanwhile Wood went close for the visitors.
28' Almiron tries to sneak in behind the City defence after the visitors keep the ball nicely in midfield, but the winger makes his run behind Dias too early and is flagged offside.
26' City have lost just one of their last 28 league games against Newcastle (W23 D4), going down 2-1 at St James’ Park in January 2019.
24' GOAL RULED OUT! Newcastle have the ball in the back of the net, but it's ruled out for offside! Lascelles wins the first header from a corner, but it flies into Guimaraes, before falling to the feet of Wood, who taps it home from a couple of yards out. However, Guimaraes was offside and the flag goes up straight away.
23' Newcastle with a corner now as Zinchenko has to deal with a deep cross in from the left by Targett. They've got a lot of height, so will look to cause problems from the set piece.
21' City will look to exert their dominance on the game now and double their lead as soon as they can, to relieve any pressure. Newcastle need to try and get the ball forward quickly on the counter.
João Cancelo
Assist
19' Cancelo made sure he picked out his team-mate with a headed pass, rather than go for goal himself as they would have been a tad ambitious. The first ball from Gundogan to find the right back is excellent as well.
R. Sterling
Goal
19' GOOOAAALLL! CITY TAKE THE LEAD! Sterling fires the hosts ahead after 19 minutes after a superb cross from Gundogan finds Cancelo at the far post and he heads the ball back across goal to Sterling, who heads home from close range, with Dubravka unable to get anywhere near it. They lead 1-0!
17' Newcastle are enjoying a decent amount of possession early on, probably more than City would have liked and so far done well to keep the hosts at bay.
15' CHANCE! Cancelo with a superb opportunity to open the scoring! Jesus waits for De Bruyne to join him on the overlap down the left wing and then lays it off to his team-mate, who delivers a lovely deep cross into the box. Cancelo meets it on the volley and should hit the target, but the ball flies wide of the near post.
14' We've seen two good chances for both teams early on now and both players should have done a lot better with them. Fairly even so far.
12' Newcastle have never won a Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium (D2 L14), losing each of their last 12 visits to the stadium. Their last away win against Man City was at Maine Road in September 2000, with Alan Shearer scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory.
10' CHANCE! City now with an opportunity at the other end! Laporte is completely unmarked at the far post as a deep corner comes in and he tries to volley it into the back of the net, but he gets too much on the strike and it flies over the bar.
8' CHANCE! Newcastle with a great opportunity to take the lead! They work it well down the right wing and Saint-Maximin whips a cross into the box, which is met by the free head of Wood and he only has Ederson to beat. However, his effort lacks pace to beat the keeper and Ederson gathers. He should have done a lot better from there.
7' Good move! City work the ball nicely in the final third and it comes out to Zinchenko down the left, who drills a cross into the box towards Jesus, but it takes a deflection and Dubravka easily gathers.
5' Free-kick to City right on the edge of the penalty area, after Grealish is tripped by Guimaraes as he skips past the midfielder. Decent shooting opportunity coming up. However, De Bruyne's effort flies wide of the left post.
3' This is better from Newcastle, they try and break forward quickly on the counter to open up the City defence, but it comes to nothing.
2' City have started the game brightly, keeping the ball well in the Newcastle half of the pitch and the visitors have everyone sitting deep behind the ball at the moment.
1' We're under way!
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Meanwhile Eddie Howe has made three changes to his Newcastle side, with Schar dropping to the bench, while Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey are not involved at all in the squad. Lascelles, Longstaff and Wood come into the starting line-up and there is space for Wilson and Trippier on the bench, both of whom have been on the side-lines with injuries in recent weeks.
Pep Guardiola has made four changes to the side that started against Real Madrid in midweek, with Kyle Walker missing out due to injury, while Silva, Foden and Mahrez drop to the bench and they have been replaced by Zinchenko, Gundogan, Sterling and Grealish.
NEWCASTLE SUBS: Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Fabian Schar, Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo, Dwight Gayle, Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, Jacob Murphy.
NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka; Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin, Chris Wood.
MAN CITY SUBS: Zach Steffen, Nathan Ake, CJ Egan-Riley, Cole Palmer, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Luke Mbete.
MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish.
Meanwhile Newcastle are 13th, having lost 1-0 last weekend against Liverpool, which ended their four-game winning streak in the league. They could move up to 10th with a victory at the Etihad.
Man City have a huge opportunity to move three points ahead of Liverpool today at the top of the table, after their title rivals dropped points against Tottenham yesterday. After today’s game there are only three games left to play, so a win would make the title theirs to lose. City suffered Champions League heartbreak in midweek, losing in extra time to Real Madrid in their semi-final.
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