Saturday March 30, 2013 Day 31 Finished Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 4 - 0 Newcastle United

  • Tévez 41’
  • Silva 45’
  • Kompany 56’
  • Touré 69’

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    Premier League - Kompany nets on return as City crush Newcastle

    Vincent Kompany was back in Roberto Mancini's good books as he scored in Manchester City's 4-0 thumping of Newcastle. More

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    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! A 4-0 win for City. All too easy for the Premier League champions.
    • 89' We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Mancini doing some pointing with a smirk on his face. He looks happy enough with his lot.
    • 87' Moussa Sissoko hammers the ball miles wide of goal. Not sure what that was.
    • 86' City will be 15 points behind United at the summit of the Premier League with this win, but five clear of third-placed Spurs with a game in hand.
    • 85' Simpson back to make a solid enough tackle on Tevez as he darted up the park. The ground slowly beginning to empty.
    • 84' Toure looked like he was felled in the Newcastle box by Taylor, but the referee instead awards an offside decision against Dzeko.
    • 83' City in no hury to get the ball forward, but might yet come up with another goal such has been their dominance in this match.
    • 82' Newcastle cutting a forlorn outfit. The referee could easily blow now and put the visiting side out of their misery.
    • 81' Sinclair almost marks his introduction with a goal, but Elliot makes another superb diving save to tip the shot wide.
    • 80' Silva departs the scene to be replaced by Scott Sinclair for these closing moments.
    • 79' Silva on the ground in a spot of trouble. He is going to require some attention.
    • 78' Cisse sends Anita racing clear, but he is a couple of yards offside. Right call by the linesman.
    • 77' Dzeko back to hammer long the clearance from his own box after Gael Bigirimana had thrown in the corner-kick.
    • 76' City really going through the motions here. There work has been done for the day. And then some. Content to keep the ball.
    • 75' Gosling finally gets a shot away at the City goal, but Hart is alert to make the stop. Never had the pace or direction to beat the England goalkeeper.
    • 74' Decent free-kick from Tevez, but Newcastle are well positioned to clear the danger. Looks like Yaya Toure is needing some treatment.
    • 73' Lescott finds himself joining the attack as City earn a free-kick out wide.
    • 72' Gael Bigirimana is introduced for Newcastle with Cabaye taken off.
    • 71' On comes Javi Garcia for City and off goes Kompany to a rousing reception from the home fans.
    • 70' Nasri has departed the scene to be replaced by Aguero for the home side.
    • 69' Yaya Toure scores his fourth goal in six Premier League outing versus Newcastle, more than against any other club.
    • 68' It doesn't rain, but it pours. This outing really one to forget for Newcastle in their battle to make sure they are not sucked into the relegation spots.
    • 67' GOAL! Yaya Toure nets for City. Shot deflects off Perch and flies beyond Elliot. A 4-0 lead now for the home side.
    • 66' Like most of Newcastle's work today, it has come up short. City getting ready to throw on Sergio Aguero for these closing 24 minutes or so.
    • 65' All about damage limitation Alan Pardew's men here, but they have a corner as Clichy deflects Simpson's cross out of play.
    • 64' Yoan Gouffran departs the scene to be replaced by Dan Gosling for Newcastle.
    • 63' Nasri down on the deck needing some treatment here. Slight delay in proceedings.
    • 62' City have never blew a three-goal lead in the Premier League. Newcastle need a couple of more wins to hoist themselves away from relegation trouble before the end of the season.
    • 61' The City fans singing the name of manager Mancini. They seem happy enough with their lot as Yaya Toure is tackled just when he seemed set to pull the trigger.
    • 60' Kompany has now scored Premier League goals in four of his five seasons with Manchester City.
    • 59' The Newcastle fans continue to party hard in the away end. Some are not wearing any tops. Must be freezing out there.
    • 58' Tevez caught offside from a Zabaleta long ball forward, but this game is over surely.
    • 57' Vincent Kompany scores his first Premier League goal since the 1-0 home Premier League win v Man United in April 2012.
    • 56' Elliot comes up with a brilliant save to nudge Dzeko's shot over the bar. Newcastle being ripped apart here.
    • 55' It had to be Kompany after his trip to play for Belgium in midweek caused so much unhappiness for manager Roberto Mancini.
    • 54' GOAL! Kompany diverts the ball into the net from Barry's drive and that is a 3-0 lead for City. Game over surely.
    • 53' Silva puts plenty of air under the corner. Nice ball into the area, but Yaya Toure can't elude his markers as he fails to get his header on target.
    • 52' City trying to get themselves back on the front as Jonás Gutiérrez is forced to concede a corner-kick.
    • 51' Cabaye decides to uncork a shot from 30 yards out, but he is leaning back as the ball flies well over from distance.
    • 50' James Perch has replaced Gabriel Obertan for this second half. Not sure if that is down to injury or just a tactical switch with Newcastle doing little or nothing in the first half.
    • 49' Anita picks out Cisse on the run, but he can't get to the cross in time as the ball diverts wide of the visiting forward. Better from Newcastle.
    • 48' Newcastle come up with their best move of the match! Lovely ball from Cisse to pick out Cabaye, but he sends the volley spinning inches wide of goal from 14 yards. So unlucky.
    • 47' Zabaleta forced to whack the ball clear from deep inside his own box. City have enjoyed over 70 percent of possession in this match so far.
    • 46' Off we go then for this second half with Newcastle trailing 2-0.
    • 45+2' There is the whistle for the break! A 2-0 lead for last season's Premier League champions at the break. Plenty of work to be done by Newcastle in this second half.
    • 45+2' GOAL! Silva drills the ball low into the corner of the net beyond Elliot. City lead 2-0 and are well on their way to three points here.
    • 45+1' Superb diving stop by Elliot to tip wide the shot from Dzeko after he had been played in by Nasri. Almost a second goal for the home team.
    • 44' We are into two minutes of time added on in this first half.
    • 43' City keeping the ball almost at will. Newcastle simply can't get on the ball for any length of time. Which tends to be a problem.
    • 42' Newcastle's attacks have been restricted to a smattering of long balls from the back. Not exactly easy on the eye.
    • 41' Another superb run forward from Tevez. Thumps the ball at goal, but wide of the target this time.
    • 40' Lovely pass from Clichy. Not sure if there was a hint of offside about that one, but Tevez was thinking only of scoring. Can't really argue with this scoreline.
    • 39' GOAL! Tevez converts from close range from Clichy's ball across the face of goal. City finally have the reward for their pressure. They lead 1-0.
    • 38' Silva scores for City from close range, but is a few yards offside when the ball breaks to him. Still 0-0. Newcastle would love to get to the break without conceding.
    • 37' Referee wanting a word with Elliot here. Not sure what that is about. Perhaps for a spot of time-wasting. Surely not.
    • 36' Ball breaks to Clichy in the visiting box, but he hammers a shot at goal that is well repelled by Elliot. Solid stop.
    • 35' Cisse with a late one Lescott as City begin their latest move towards the Newcastle goal.
    • 34' City happy to retreat deep whenever Newcastle press the ball. The match being played in the visiting half.
    • 33' Dzeko rises well in the heart of the Newcastle box, but can only nod wide of goal from that latest City corner.
    • 32' Suggestion that Taylor used an arm to block that, but would have been very harsh to find against him. Not sure if it was arm or shoulder.
    • 31' Barry thumps the ball at goal from distance. Comes off Taylor as Newcastle mop up this latest City attack.
    • 30' City on the ball at the back. Newcastle continue to work so hard to close down space.
    • 29' Clichy is looking a bit bemused after appearing to wander offside. Once again, Elliot well off his line to power the free-kick down the field.
    • 28' This time Silva goes for goal, but sees his shot swerve wide of the target. Elliot watched that one like a hawk.
    • 27' Cabaye is booked for a late challenge on Tevez and City have another free-kick from 22 yards out.
    • 26' Tevez tries his luck from 25 yards out, but knocks the ball well over the bar. Disappointing end to that situation. We remain at 0-0.
    • 25' City fans still shocked by Barry's miss. Not sure Elliot knew much about the stop from Dzeko. But the home side have a free-kick here.
    • 24' Anita and Silva collide going for the ball. Anita is heading into the book for that one.
    • 23' What a miss! Barry somehow lifts the ball over the bar from five yards out after Elliot had saved Dzeko's effort. Lovely play and cross from Nasri out wide.
    • 22' Anita picks out Cisse on the run. He hammers the volley into the side of the post from an acute angle. Fine attempt, but Hart ssemd to have that covered.
    • 21' Zabaleta just fails to connect with a pass from Tevez. Right idea by the forward, but just too much weight on that pass.
    • 20' Barry brings down Sissoko with a late challenge. Another free-kick to be hammered forward by Elliot.
    • 19' Mancini can't be too upset about what he has witnessed so far. But would be nice to find the goal they need to go with their retention of the ball.
    • 18' City again take up residence in the visiting half. Large dollops of possession from City, but another move breaks down involving Nasri and Zabaleta.
    • 17' Cisse tries to dash onto a through ball, but Hart reacts quickest in racing from his line to clear the danger.
    • 16' Newcastle yet to offer much going forward, but look to be set up reasonably well at the back.
    • 15' Lescott is caught offside after being caught doing a spot of day dreaming.
    • 14' Nasri with a free-kick from the other side, but Elliot is off his line to punch clear the danger.
    • 13' Silva with the delivery into the middle, but Newcastle do well to make sure Dzeko can't win a free header in the area.
    • 12' Gutiérrez then across to win the ball from Yaya Toure as City earn a corner.
    • 11' Jonás Gutiérrez makes another timely tackle to make sure Silva can't cause any havoc in the visiting box.
    • 10' Not exactly the most electric atmosphere for this match. That tends to happen when you are 18 points behind your local rivals in the race for the Premier League. Or what was a race.
    • 9' Silva with a corner for City, but Elliot is off his line to grab the ball out of the air. Fine piece of handling by the goalkeeper, who is in for the injured Tim Krul today.
    • 8' Little or no chances so far in this match. Plenty of ball retention from City without cutting through Newcastle.
    • 7' Elliot launches the free-kick long down the park. Taylor meets it with his head, but straight into the arms of Hart in the City goal.
    • 6' Cabaye takes a tumble under pressure from Silva. Free-kick to the visiting side in their own half.
    • 5' Nice play by Lescott and Kompany at the back to deprive Cisse of the ball. City continue their passing game.
    • 4' Jonás Gutiérrez tries to clip a hopeful ball down the line, but ends up sending it straight out of play.
    • 3' Silva collects the ball out wide before turning back inside. City on the move early on as Newcastle are forced back in their own half.
    • 2' Roberto Mancini opting for his usual scarf on such a cold day, but Alan Pardew can be found wearing a suit. Brave man.
    • 1' We are off and running then in this one. City starting the day 18 points behind United. Title surely gone.
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    • 14:50 Manchester City have won 10 and drawn two of their last 12 Premier League matches against the Magpies and will be looking for their seventh successive PL victory over them in this game. (Opta)
    • 14:45 Alan Pardew: “That stadium’s a difficult place to get a result, but we’ve got the players to do it. That’s what we believe, and that’s how we’ll approach the game. I just think there’s always a chance of winning. We were at Man United with 12 minutes to go, and were 3-2 up (Newcastle lost 4-3). And we didn’t have as good a side as we’re taking to Man City. So it’s always possible. Listen, they’ve got a formidable side. They’ve had an indifferent year."
    • 14:40 Roberto Mancini on Vincent Kompany playing for Belgium against Macedonia in midweek after being told by his club to rest a calf injury: "It is correct for him to go there and do a test with their medical people, but after that he should come back. I hoped he would come back after one day. It was important that Vinny should work here and prepare very well for the next game, the next two months here, because he hasn’t played for us for 60 days."
    • 14:35 Newcastle, by contrast, are injury-ravaged. No Tim Krul (ankle), full-backs Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring), Davide Santon (thigh) and Massadio Haidara (knee) are all out. Cheick Tiote (hamstring) also has to sit this out, as does captain Fabricio Coloccini (back).
    • 14:30 So for City the headline news is that for all Roberto Mancini's bluster about Vincent Kompany's fitness, he is back in the starting eleven. It's his first Manchester City game in eight weeks. Sergio Aguero is only fit enough for the bench.
    • 14:25 MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri, Tevez, Dzeko - Subs - Pantilimon, K Toure, Kolarov, Garcia, Milner, Sinclair, Aguero /// NEWCASTLE: Elliot, Simpson, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cisse - Subs - Harper, Good, Perch, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Campbell
    • 14:20 City look set to go into the game 18 points down on Manchester United as the Red Devils wrap up victory at Sunderland. Perhaps they should be more concerned about the battle beneath them, with Chelsea and Spurs within five points. Newcastle are mired in midtable, but a win and results going their way could see them end the day as high as 10th. Standings
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text commentary from the Premier League, where Manchester City play host to Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Kick-off at 15:00 UK time.
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