Newcastle United – Manchester City – Points secure for Cityzens, following a hard fought win

Pep Guardiola's squad earned a valuable victory against Newcastle United at St James' Park on Friday
Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
Cris Lebron

Cris Lebron

Cris is our author whose career in writing about Premier League lasts exactly the same amount of time he waited for his favorite club to claim the throne of this prestigious league.

Manchester City’s 4-3 win over Newcastle United on Friday, was hard fought at St James’ Park. Newcastle had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 4-2 victory against Leicester City. Man City, on the other hand, lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Chelsea. As it stands, Newcastle are in 16th place, with 39 points from 36 matches, while Man City sit in 1st, with 83 points from 36.

The Magpies found the net first, with a goal from Emil Krafth in the 25th minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Joao Cancelo managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 39 minute mark at 1-1. The momentum was now with Man City, who then scored again through a goal from Ferran Torres after 42 minutes to establish a 2-1. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Joelinton equalised for Newcastle just before half-time, finishing the first half 2-2.

Newcastle fought back the second half, thanks to Joseph Willock giving Newcastle the lead in the 62nd minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Ferran Torres in the 64th minute brought Man City level. Cityzens then netted again and turned the match thanks to a hat trick effort from Ferran Torres, 66 minutes in to make it 4-3.

For Newcastle, Sean Longstaff, Jamal Lewis and Dwight Gayle, came on for Matt Ritchie, Joelinton and Federico Fernandez. Man City brought on Benjamin Mendy, to replace Joao Cancelo.

There were bookings for Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle, and Rodri and Joao Cancelo, for Man City.

Newcastle will play at home against Sheffield United, while Man City will face Brighton & Hove Albion away.

Technical card:
Newcastle United: Martin Dubravka, Jacob Murphy, Emil Krafth, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez (Dwight Gayle, min.88), Matt Ritchie (Sean Longstaff, min.84), Miguel Almiron, Joseph Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton (Jamal Lewis, min.84)
Manchester City: Scott Carson, Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo (Benjamin Mendy, min.74), Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres
Stadium: St James’ Park
Goals: Emil Krafth (1-0, min. 25), Joao Cancelo (1-1, min. 39), Ferran Torres (1-2, min. 42), Joelinton (2-2, min. 45), Joseph Willock (3-2, min. 62), Ferran Torres (3-3, min. 64) and Ferran Torres (3-4, min. 66)

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