In a dominant display at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City secured a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening. The home side were in control for the majority of the game, and it was Phil Foden who opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a delightful goal.
City started brightly and were rewarded for their early dominance when Foden put them ahead. The 20-year-old received a stunning diagonal pass from Rodri and showed off his impressive footwork by beating four Newcastle players in the box before scoring. Sven Botman’s attempted block only deflected the ball into the net, leaving goalkeeper Nick Pope stranded at the near post.
The goal only seemed to strengthen City’s grip on the game as they continued to dominate possession and create chances.
City finally sealed the victory in the 67th minute when Bernardo Silva, who had just come on as a substitute for Kevin De Bruyne, fired home from close range after a clever pass from Haaland.
The win means City have now cut Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to just two points, Guardiola will be pleased with his side’s performance and will hope they can maintain their momentum as they look to mount a serious title challenge in the coming weeks.
As for Newcastle, they will need to regroup quickly ahead of their next game as they continue to battle for survival at the bottom of the table.
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Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle
Off the bench and on the scoresheet, Bernardo Silva doubles the lead for Manchester City!
We are back out for the second 45!
Foden’s superb 13th goal of the season has City ahead at the break and on track to cut Arsenal’s title lead back down to two points – if only for a few hours.
Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle United
Lovely goal from the in-form England midfielder to break the deadlock! He maintains his width as Rodri plays a raking diagonal pass, before turning on the jets and leaving Burn in his wake.
It’s wonderful feet and balance from Foden, who beats about four players inside the box before his finish deflects off Sven Botman and beyond Pope at the near post. City ahead after just 15 minutes at the Etihad. Four goals in three games for Foden now and 13 for the season. A man in fine form.
Here we go!
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