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Wednesday January 28, 2009 Day 23 Finished The City of Manchester Stadium

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Manchester City

  • Wright-Phillips 17’
  • Bellamy 77’

Newcastle United

  • Carroll 81’

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  1. Bellamy strikes as City win

    Bellamy strikes as City win

    Craig Bellamy scored on his debut as Manchester City beat struggling Newcastle United 2-1 at Eastlands. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • Newcastle United
    • 90' Man City are holding the ball up in the corner here waiting for the final whiste. Steve Harper collects the ball and hoofs it downfield but thats it, FULL TIME. Manchester City deserve their win. 2-1. Thanks for joining us here on Eurosport!
    • 90' City break quickly as Robinho threads the ball through for Caicedo who is in the clear...but a bad touch allows Taylor to recover and Newcastle can regroup.
    • 89' City respond with a substitution of their own. Wright Phillips is withdrawn and Caicedo will get a run around for the final minutes.
    • 88' Newcastle are pressing for a late equaliser and bring on Lua Lua in place of Geremi.
    • 86' Now Wright Phillips is down injured after a late challenge from Coloccini. The Argentine just caught the winger after he unleashed a shot at goal, which was deflected behind for a corner.
    • 82' Zabaleta is replaced by Gelson Fernandes
    • 81' NEWCASTLE HIT BACK! Andrew Carroll is on hand to tuck David Edgars cross into the back of the net after Edgar does brilliantly to dispossess Wayne Bridge on the edge of the box.
    • 78' Nigel De Jong is replaced by Elano, De Jong gets a healthy round of applause from the Eastlands faithful.
    • 77' Craig Bellamy opens his account for Man City!! He recieves a ball from Zabaleta with his back to goal, turns and fires it past Harper, who does his best impression of a statue watching the ball nestle in the back of the net. 2-0 City.
    • 72' Newcastle are cursed. Their injury worries continue as Sebastien Bassong hobbles off. I think Wright Phillps fell on him during that penalty incident.
    • 70' Wright Phillips jinks past a couple of players on ther right and makes his way into the area...he goes to ground under a clumsy challenge from Geremi. No Penalty!
    • 66' Chance for Newcastle! Great work by Duff from who makes good progress down the left before sliding a ball tantilisingly across goal. Wayne Bridge does well to hack it away from goal and clear the danger.
    • 63' Guttierez is booked after an aerial collision with Wright Phillps. The players surround the ref and the crowd anticipates a red card...but it is only a yellow and on reflection even that seems a little harsh.
    • 61' Joey Barton is limping after a challenge with Craig Bellamy. Barton hobbles off to be replaced by Peter Lovenkrands.
    • 59' Great football from City. Ireland recieves the ball in the box and tries to backheel a return ball for Wright Phillips but Jose Enrique is on hand to thwart the danger.
    • 57' Damien Duff does well to get his cross in on the right-hand side, Steven Taylor, forward from the back, leaps highest, but seems to be impeded as he does so. Taylor crumples to the floor and their are appeals for a penalty all round. Mike Jones said no, looked close that one.
    • 54' Robinho collects the ball on the left, teasingly dribbles towards Coloccini before shooting for the near post. The ball comes off the defender and goes behind for a corner...but Mike Jones gives a goal-kick. Sorry Mike, that was a corner.
    • 50' Craig Bellamy charges down the right with Jose Enrique hot on his tail. Bellamy, thinking the Spaniard is too close for comfort, gives up on the ball and starts complaining to anyone who will listen. No foul. Settle down Craig.
    • 47' Steven Taylor is cautioned for a foul on the edge of the area. He protests his innocence, but Mike Jones is having none of it.
    • 46' The second-half kicks off.
    • 45 Mike Jones blows his whistle for half-time and the players head for the tunnel. What will Joe Kinnear have to say to his men at half-time I wonder!
    • 43' Shaun Wright Phillips brings down Jose Enrique and gets a yellow card for his troubles, he may be a winger, but that was a real strikers challenge.
    • 41' Newcastle with a free-kick. Jose Enrique knocks it towards the danger area, but it goes nowhere near the danger area and all the way through to Joe Hart. Newcastle have not been good enough so far.
    • 38' Robinho shows his Brazilian side, flicking the ball effortlessly around in midfield before elegantly touching the ball back with his heel to Zabaleta.
    • 35' Manchester City seem fairly content to just knock the ball around and hold on to possession. Ireland and Wright Phillips are running the show, with Robinho making the odd star guest appearance.
    • 30' Craig Bellamy is bundled to the floor in the penalty area. He turns to look at the referee and bangs his fist in the floor in frustration. Not sure what he's complaining about, there was pretty minimal contact.
    • 27' City are keeping the ball very well here. Newcastle don't look like winning the ball back, let alone scoring.
    • 24' Newcastle make their first venture into the City half with a free-kick taken quickly by Geremi. He hoists the ball into the penalty area but the referee is quick to pick up on some pushing and shoving and awards the home side a free-kick.
    • 19' Things go from bad to worse for Newcastle. Immediately after conceding, Michael Owen hobbles off and is replaced by Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 17' GOAL MAN CITY!!!Robinho brings down Wayne Bridge's cross and turns on a sixpence, he plays a lovely little ball through for Wright Phillips who slams the ball into the back of the net from 6 yards out.
    • 12' Robinho with a free-kick on the edge of the Newcastle box. It's in an ideal position for the Brazilian but he puts it high and wide.
    • 9' Man City have had all the possession so far and they keep the ball well through De Jong and Wright Phillips before Stephen Ireland tries to curl one into the top corner- but it is straight at Harper.
    • 5' Craig Bellamy is into the action early, running with the ball down the left touchline he gets to the byeline, but his cross sails harmlessly behind for a goal kick.
    • 3' After some pateint build-up play, the ball is played into the box looking for the head of...Shaun Wright Phillips, who unsuprisingly is outjumped by Steven Taylor.
    • 1 We are underway at Eastlands!
    • - Some team news from Eastlands: Man City hand debuts to new signings Dutchman Nigel De Jong and the much travelled Craig Bellamy who will partner Robinho up front- who has had no shortage of media attention himself lately. Newcastle's squad is still pagued by injury and with Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins still on the sidelines, Andrew Carroll will partner Michael Owen up front. Shay Given, a target for Manchester City, misses out because of a knee injury.
    • - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Manchester City vs Newcastle. The game kicks off at 19.45 UK time.
  • Team Stats

    Manchester City Stats Newcastle United
    56% Possession 43%
    14 Shots 4
    5 Shots on target 1
    0 Saves 1
    7 Corners 0
    13 Fouls 7
    5 Offsides 0
    1 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    14 Tackles 26
    392 Accurate passes 266
    62 Bad passes 48
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Manchester City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Joe Hart 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 0
      4 Nedum Onuoha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 1 0
      25 Wayne Bridge 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 44 18 1
      5 Pablo Zabaleta 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 36 2 3
      2 Micah Richards 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 33 0 1
      33 Vincent Kompany 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 48 2 1
      34 Nigel de Jong 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 4 0
      7 Stephen Ireland 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 44 12 3
      8 Shaun Wright-Phillips 1 4 2 2 1 1 0 20 0 1
      10 Robson de Souza 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 40 5 1
      39 Craig Bellamy 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 26 12 2
      14 João Alves de Assis Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      20 Felipe Caicedo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Darius Vassell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Gelson Fernandes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
      11 Blumer Elano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 1
      16 Kasper Schmeichel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      15 Javier Garrido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Newcastle United
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      13 Steve Harper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0
      27 Steven Taylor 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 22 0 1
      2 Fabricio Coloccini 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 32 2 3
      3 José Enrique Sanchez Diaz 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 17 4
      30 David Edgar 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 4
      12 Sébastien Bassong 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 4 1
      7 Joey Barton 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 31 8 4
      20 Geremi Nijtap 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 34 2 4
      11 Damien Duff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 6 1
      39 Andy Carroll 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 18 1 1
      10 Michael Owen 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0
      24 Peter Løvenkrands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
      47 Bradden Inman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Francisco Jiménez Tejada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      34 Fraser Forster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Jonás Gutiérrez 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 4 2
      42 Ryan Donaldson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      38 Kazenga Lua Lua 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 81' NEWCASTLE HIT BACK! Andrew Carroll is on hand to tuck David Edgars cross into the back of the net after Edgar does brilliantly to dispossess Wayne Bridge on the edge of the box.
    • 77' Craig Bellamy opens his account for Man City!! He recieves a ball from Zabaleta with his back to goal, turns and fires it past Harper, who does his best impression of a statue watching the ball nestle in the back of the net. 2-0 City.
    • 70' Wright Phillips jinks past a couple of players on ther right and makes his way into the area...he goes to ground under a clumsy challenge from Geremi. No Penalty!
    • 66' Chance for Newcastle! Great work by Duff from who makes good progress down the left before sliding a ball tantilisingly across goal. Wayne Bridge does well to hack it away from goal and clear the danger.
    • 17' GOAL MAN CITY!!!Robinho brings down Wayne Bridge's cross and turns on a sixpence, he plays a lovely little ball through for Wright Phillips who slams the ball into the back of the net from 6 yards out.
    • - Some team news from Eastlands: Man City hand debuts to new signings Dutchman Nigel De Jong and the much travelled Craig Bellamy who will partner Robinho up front- who has had no shortage of media attention himself lately. Newcastle's squad is still pagued by injury and with Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins still on the sidelines, Andrew Carroll will partner Michael Owen up front. Shay Given, a target for Manchester City, misses out because of a knee injury.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • M. Richards
      • N. Onuoha
      • V. Kompany
      • W. Bridge
      • S. Ireland
      • N. de Jong Substitution Out (78′)
      • P. Zabaleta
      • S. Wright-Phillips Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (89′)
      • Robinho
      • C. Bellamy Goal

      Subs

      • D. Vassell
      • J. Garrido
      • K. Schmeichel
      • G. Fernandes
      • Elano
      • F. Caicedo
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Harper
      • D. Edgar
      • S. Taylor Yellow Card
      • S. Bassong
      • José Enrique
      • J. Barton Substitution Out (61′)
      • F. Coloccini
      • G. Njitap
      • D. Duff
      • M. Owen Substitution Out (19′)
      • A. Carroll

      Subs

      • F. Forster
      • R. Donaldson
      • P. Løvenkrands
      • Xisco
      • J. Gutiérrez
      • K. Lualua
      • B. Inman
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