Man City 5-0 Newcastle: City Rip Newcastle Apart to go 3 Points Clear at the Top, Sterling Bags Brace

Manchester City regained their top spot on the Premier League table with an emphatic 5-0 win over Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Sterling bagged a brace while Foden, Rodri and Laporte got a goal each.

Raheem Sterling headed the opener in th 19th minute. Aymeric Laporte doubled the lead 19 minutes later after Martin Dubravka failed to collect the ball effectively from a corner.

Rodri was not left out of the scoresheet with a spectacular header from a Kevin De Brunye corner kick. Foden made it 4 after a wonderful move from Grealish. Sterling then wrapped things up at the death to make it 5. The win takes Manchester City 3 points clear of rivals Liverpool.

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Goal! Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

Phil Foden does brilliantly, Jack Grealish has an assist, and Raheem Sterling fires City into a five-goal win. That could be huge.

Goal! Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle

Jack Grealish skins Keiran Tripper, feeds Aleks Zinchenko. The shot isn’t clean, but it’s straight into the path of Phil Foden, who diverts in a fourth.

Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

De Bruyne whips a corner to the near post and Rodri darts in to head it home

Second Half

We are back for the second 45!

Half-time

There’s the whistle, and it’s all going to plan so far. Sterling and Laporte with the goals – but it’s Kevin De Bruyne running the show.

City are heading three points clear as it stands and their task after the break will be to score more!

Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

Ilkay Gundogan volleys from the edge of the area straight from a corner and Martin Dubravka can’t hold it. Ruben Dias tries to get the rebound, but Aymeric Laporte is there to fire in the loose ball.

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

Ilkay Gundogan chips to the back post, Joao Cancelo heads back across goal, and Raheem Sterling dives in to head in a deserved opener.

Kick Off

We are underway! Manchester City have their destinies in their hand. All they have to do is beat Newcastle United to get a 3 point gap running into the final 3 games of the season.

Opportunity knocks in the title race for Pep Guardiola’s side this afternoon as they look to bounce back quickly from their Champions League exit. City were bested by Real Madrid in a classic semi-final tie, meaning their wait for a first European triumph goes on.

However, their mood will have been lifted slightly by watching Liverpool drop points against Tottenham at Anfield last night, returning to the Premier League summit on goal difference only.

That result means a win for City at the Etihad Stadium today would see them go back top and three points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasers with only three matches left to play this season.

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