Saturday December 15, 2012 Day 17 Finished Sports Direct Arena

Newcastle United 1 - 3 Manchester City

  • Ba 51’
  • Agüero 10’
  • Javi Garcia 39’
  • Touré 78’

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  1. Premier League - Yaya Toure haunts Newcastle again in Man City victory

    Premier League - Yaya Toure haunts Newcastle again in Man City victory

    Yaya Toure was again Manchester City's leading man against Newcastle as the Premier League champions won 3-1 at St James' Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Manchester City
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    • 90+3' Play really opening up at either end, but there is to be no more scoring. City applaud the travelling fans. They are back to three points behind Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on here.
    • 88' Ferguson pumps a high ball into the arms of Hart. City almost over the line as the home fans begin to head for the exit doors.
    • 87' Aguero racing through on goal. Looks to beat Krul, but clips the ball wide of goal. Glorious chance to added the fourth. Not taken.
    • 86' Aguero sends a shot spinning wide from 22 yards out. Lovely effort. Not sure Krul would have got to that effort.
    • 85' Yaya Toure scored his third career Premier League goal against Newcastle – his most against any Premier League club. All three have come in the last two matches at St James Park.
    • 84' Ferguson can't pick out a team-mate with a couple of attempted crosses as City look to hit on the counter attack.
    • 83' Shane Ferguson has been wheeled on to take over from Danny Simpson with the City fans in party mood a week or so before Christmas.
    • 82' Ba drives a shot over the bar from distance. That will be a goalkick to City. And they will take their time over this.
    • 81' Suddenly the cries of 'Mancini' can be heard from the City fans, but they have been absent for most of this second half.
    • 80' Cisse is hooked with Shola Ameobi introduced for the home side.
    • 79' Tevez takes over from Lescott for City, who are looking to close this one out.
    • 78' GOAL! Yaya Toure slips the ball into the net from Zabaleta's cutback. And that is 3-1 now. Surely must be the winning goal.
    • 77' Jonás Gutiérrez with a poor pass to hand City possession. A much more even second half, but can Newcastle find a leveller.
    • 76' Hart gets a strong fist to punch clear the cross by Jonás Gutiérrez. That was a dangerous delivery.
    • 75' Tiote looks a bit disappointed as he is replaced by Marveaux.
    • 74' Zabaleta covers ground to make sure Santon can't cause any damage down Newcastle's left flank.
    • 73' Clichy tries to play in Dzeko, but Coloccini just steps over the ball as it runs into the arms of Krul.
    • 72' Kolarov is going to be replaced by Edin Dzeko here for City. The substitute is subbed.
    • 71' Tevez tries an attempted overhead kick, but fails to connect from Aguero's delivery. Newcastle can break here.
    • 70' The referee is giving Yaya Toure a talking to. City have shipped too many free-kicks today as they clear Anita's latest devliery.
    • 69' Newcastle now up to 13 attempts at goal with City managing 10. But Newcastle have turned the tide in this second half.
    • 68' Ba turns and shoots from 20 yards out. Hart watches that like a hawk to dive low and make the stop.
    • 67' Garcia gets above Perch, but heads wide of goal from Silva's corner. Real chance to score with another header. Garcia a real threat in the air.
    • 66' Coloccini produces an excellent spot of defending to clear the danger from Kolarov's cross. City have a corner.
    • 65' Clichy with a smart piece of defending to chest the ball back to Hart after a great delivery by Gutiérrez.
    • 64' Aguero crowded out of space inside the Newcastle box. City finding space a lot harder to come by in this second period.
    • 63' Ball breaks to Ba at the back post from Anita's corner, but he slams the shot into the side netting. Momentum all with Newcastle at the moment.
    • 62' Kolo Touré heads out his box from Tiote's cross before Anita's shot is deflected wide. Newcastle really going for this here.
    • 61' Williamson doing well to make sure Aguero can't do any damage before Kolarov nudges the ball behind for a corner at the other end.
    • 60' Demba Ba scored his fourth goal in the last three Premier League matches at St James Park. It was his seventh home goal in total this season, equal-most home goals with Michu.
    • 59' Suddenly Newcastle seeing a lot more of the ball as Zabaleta smacks a cross into the heart of the home area, but no takers on hand to finish.
    • 58' Nasri is back on the bench. He apparently has ice on the injury. A muscle strain on the groin, but looks well enough.
    • 57' Toure and Perch booked for a spot of afters after a collision. Meanwhile, Tiote slams a shot a few yards wide of the target from distance.
    • 56' Krul racing off his line to make a fine block from Tevez with City racing beyond the Newcastle defending. Tevez bending his run superbly.
    • 55' Newcastle last came back from two goals down to pick up points in Feb 2011 – the record 4-4 home draw with Arsenal after they were 4-0 down.
    • 54' A booking for Kolo Toure here and one for James Perch.
    • 53' Cisse has the chance to drag Newcastle level as he evades Clichy, but wallops the shot over the bar from the edge of the box. City on the back foot.
    • 52' Not sure what the City rearguard were doing there as Kolarov smacks a shot into the arms of Krul.
    • 51' GOAL! Ba heads into the net from Fabricio Coloccini's cross and somehow Newcastle are back in this match. Newcastle suddenly have hope.
    • 50' Kolo Toure does well to close down the attempted cross by Tiote. A corner to Newcastle.
    • 49' It is 15 months since Manchester City failed to win a Premier League match after leading by two goals – the 2-2 draw at Fulham in September 2011.
    • 48' Decent play by Santon to win some space. Ghosted beyond Zabaleta, but can only crack the shot into the side netting.
    • 47' Newcastle would love a goal here as Ba heads over from Tiote's ball to the back post. Wasn't a bad delivery. Brighter moments for the home side.
    • 46' We are off and running then in the second half of this match.
    • 45+3' There goes the whistle for the break. A 2-0 lead for City. Is surely going to become a win when the second half concludes.
    • 45+1' Kolarov is caught narrowly offside in the closing moments of this first period.
    • 45' We are into three minutes of time added on in this first half.
    • 44' Cisse is on the deck in a spot of discomfort after suffering a late one. Jack Charlton is watching this in the stands. Wonder what he makes of that home defence? They are all over the show.
    • 43' City have another corner. Perch looking a bit bewildered. Another City goal here will surely finish this off for the day. But Krul comes to collect the corner with some ease.
    • 42' Javi Garcia scored his second Premier League goal and first since he netted at Stoke City on September 15. Both goals have been headers away from home.
    • 41' GOAL! City make it two as Santon fails to keep a Garcia header off the line. Should have cleared that. Doesn't. And City well in control now leading 2-0.
    • 40' Tevez slides a shot inches wide of the goal. City so close to a second goal, but they will have a corner here. Krul getting a touch on the ball.
    • 39' Nasri won't be back on. He is replaced by Aleksandar Kolarov.
    • 38' Aguero has picked up a yellow card here. No stranger to a booking. He receives the yellow for a spot of dissent.
    • 37' Jonás Gutiérrez seemed to crash into Nasri's groin with his knee. The French international hobbles off for some treatment. City down to 10 men at the moment.
    • 36' Another Newcastle move collapses in the opposing half. The home side looking to regroup with some intent. Meanwhile, Nasri is on the deck in a bit of bother.
    • 35' Ba trying to work his magic on the edge of the City box, but well closed down as a shot trundles wide of the target.
    • 34' Fabricio Coloccini late on Tevez, who is going to need the aid of matron here by the looks of things. Or maybe not. Just a dull one to his ear.
    • 33' Cisse has the option to look for Perch, but instead lets fly from distance. And knocks the ball over the bar from 30 yards. Decent hit. Just rising too high.
    • 32' Newcastle last came from behind to win a Premier League home match in May 2009 – the 3-1 victory against Middlesbrough.
    • 31' Kolo Toure is the right man in the right place to head clear the free-kick delivery by Santon.
    • 30' Aguero concedes a seventh City foul of the day after chopping down Santon. Another Newcastle free-kick is coming right up here.
    • 29' Nasri sets up Aguero with a lovely pass, but his shot races just wide. Brilliant stuff again from City. Newcastle can't get near the ball.
    • 28' Silva is taken out of the action late by Danny Simpson, who is booked for that little cynical foul.
    • 27' Tevez rattles a shot at goal that deflects wide. The game raging from end to end. Must be said, this is a fantastic match to watch. Has a real pace and momentum to it.
    • 26' Hart doing well to block from Ba before throwing himself across the line to save from Williamson. Newcastle getting most of their success from these high free-kicks into the City box.
    • 25' Tiote loses the ball in the middle of the park, but recovers well to race back and deprive Tevez of possession as he broke up the park at speed.
    • 24' It is 26 months since Newcastle last won a Premier League match after conceding the opener – the 2-1 victory at West Ham in October 2010.
    • 23' Alan Pardew has had easier opening 22 minutes as Newcastle manager than this. His side looking more than a little disjointed, shall we say. Fortunate to only be one down.
    • 22' Cisse failing to keep the ball in from Ba's pass, and that will be a goalkick to the visiting side.
    • 21' Manchester City have never lost a Premier League match against Newcastle after taking the lead. Only once have they dropped points at St James' against them – the 2-2 draw in October 2008.
    • 20' Nasri needing some treatment after colliding with Anita. Newcastle happy for the rest.
    • 19' Silva sets up Nasri, whose shot hits a post before Williamson scrambles clear a shot by Aguero. This is far too easy. How did Newcastle survive that?
    • 18' City just keeping the ball with some ease. Silva showing all his close control, but the home side deal well with another dangerous cross. Santon well positioned.
    • 17' The City fans in full voice as they bedeck the December air with cries of "Mancini". Little wonder. This has been an impressive start by the champions.
    • 16' Manchester City have never lost a Premier League match when Sergio Aguero has scored for them, winning 19 of the 20 Premier League matches when he has found the net, including each of their last 16. The only time they failed to win was the 2-2 draw at Fulham in Sep 2011.
    • 15' Nasri dinks the ball across the face of the home goal, but Tevez just fails to connect at the back post. City utterly rampant here. The pace of the passing is breathtaking.
    • 14' Williamson is going to be booked for a late challenge on Tevez. The Argentina forward just too quick.
    • 13' Newcastle really have to come to their senses otherwise this game could run away from them. City certainly look in the mood.
    • 12' Aguero on the charge again here for the visiting side. Silva then sets up Tevez, but his volley is brilliantly blocked by Krul.
    • 11' City have been pressed back, but strike with only their second real attack of the match. Roberto Mancini looking quite content with his lot all of a sudden.
    • 10' GOAL! Lovely goal from City as Nasri bounds onto a pass from Yaya Toure before setting up Aguero to tap the ball home. Brilliant move and super finish.
    • 9' Didn't look much in that call. Lovely pass by Aguero to pick out Tevez with Krul making a fine stop. No harm done for Newcastle.
    • 8' Newcastle continue to earn free-kicks. Anita with another long ball. Cleared by Clichy before Tevez is caught offside at the other end.
    • 7' Anita picks out the head of Williamson. Strong header on, but Hart is quickly out ahead of Ba to collect the loose ball. Fine start here by Newcastle.
    • 6' Kolo Toure takes out Ba with a late challenge. Newcastle going to have another chance to throw this into the mixer.
    • 5' Anita swings the ball in with some swerve, but Joe Hart is alert to make a strong punch out at his near post.
    • 4' Newcastle continue this bright start to the day as they earn a corner.
    • 3' Brilliant stop by Hart to claw out the effort by Cisse in the opening moments. Was a fine volley, but no goal. The home side starting well.
    • 2' Roberto Mancini says Balotelli has been left at home because he needs to "train more" whatever that means. Newcastle pressing forward early on.
    • 1' Manchester City get the match off and running here.
    • 12.40 Teams on the way out. Pitch looking ideal for football. Weather is quite mild. Glorious December day in Newcastle.
    • 12.35 Manchester City have not scored from open play in the first half of their last four Premier League matches, and not netted a single goal in the opening 40 minutes of any Premier League match since October 6 - nine-match streak.
    • 12.30 There have been four penalties in the last six Premier League meetings between City and Newcastle, all to the Citizens. Dan Gosling has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Man City.
    • 12.25 Match odds for this one in case you fancy a flutter: Newcastle (9/2), Manchester City (4/6) Draw (11/4)
    • 12.20 Here is a reminder of how City took a giant step towards the Premier League with their 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James' Park back in May. City close on title with win
    • 12.15 Alan Pardew (Newcastle): "We look weak with the injuries sustained and we may need to bring in a player or two. Mike (Ashley) has been very supportive and I want to look him in the eye with great results under my belt, but at the moment they are tricky results."
    • 12.10 Roberto Mancini (Manchester City): "Newcastle usually is a difficult game. They have a good team, a good manager. Also we have a problem with the players at this moment because we have three, four, five injured and we don't know who plays. It is in this moment a strong team works more to improve. It is clear we are not in a good moment. We only took one point from the last two games but we need to be strong."
    • 12.05 Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is out of the match with a hamstring injury. Gareth Barry serves a one-match ban, while Jack Rodwell and James Milner (both hamstring) and Micah Richards (knee) are also missing. Kolo Toure is in from the start while Carlos Tevez replaces Mario Balotelli for the visitors.
    • 12.00 Jonas Gutierrez returns for Newcastle, who are without the injured Hatem Ben Arfa after he damaged his hamstring at Fulham. . Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) remain on Newcastle's long-term casualty list.
    • 11.55 Teams: Newcastle United: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Perch, Tiote, Anita; Cisse, Ba, Gutierrez..subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi, Ferguson, Tavernier////Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Tevez, Aguero..subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Dzeko, Sinclair, Kolarov, Rekik, Razak.
    • 11.50 Good morning and welcome to LIVE coverage of Newcastle United against Manchester City from the Premier League. A 12.45pm kick-off. Teams coming right up for you.
  • Summary

    • 87' Aguero racing through on goal. Looks to beat Krul, but clips the ball wide of goal. Glorious chance to added the fourth. Not taken.
    • 78' GOAL! Yaya Toure slips the ball into the net from Zabaleta's cutback. And that is 3-1 now. Surely must be the winning goal.
    • 67' Garcia gets above Perch, but heads wide of goal from Silva's corner. Real chance to score with another header. Garcia a real threat in the air.
    • 66' Coloccini produces an excellent spot of defending to clear the danger from Kolarov's cross. City have a corner.
    • 63' Ball breaks to Ba at the back post from Anita's corner, but he slams the shot into the side netting. Momentum all with Newcastle at the moment.
    • 56' Krul racing off his line to make a fine block from Tevez with City racing beyond the Newcastle defending. Tevez bending his run superbly.
    • 53' Cisse has the chance to drag Newcastle level as he evades Clichy, but wallops the shot over the bar from the edge of the box. City on the back foot.
    • 51' GOAL! Ba heads into the net from Fabricio Coloccini's cross and somehow Newcastle are back in this match. Newcastle suddenly have hope.
    • 48' Decent play by Santon to win some space. Ghosted beyond Zabaleta, but can only crack the shot into the side netting.
    • 41' GOAL! City make it two as Santon fails to keep a Garcia header off the line. Should have cleared that. Doesn't. And City well in control now leading 2-0.
    • 40' Tevez slides a shot inches wide of the goal. City so close to a second goal, but they will have a corner here. Krul getting a touch on the ball.
    • 29' Nasri sets up Aguero with a lovely pass, but his shot races just wide. Brilliant stuff again from City. Newcastle can't get near the ball.
    • 26' Hart doing well to block from Ba before throwing himself across the line to save from Williamson. Newcastle getting most of their success from these high free-kicks into the City box.
    • 19' Silva sets up Nasri, whose shot hits a post before Williamson scrambles clear a shot by Aguero. This is far too easy. How did Newcastle survive that?
    • 15' Nasri dinks the ball across the face of the home goal, but Tevez just fails to connect at the back post. City utterly rampant here. The pace of the passing is breathtaking.
    • 12' Aguero on the charge again here for the visiting side. Silva then sets up Tevez, but his volley is brilliantly blocked by Krul.
    • 10' GOAL! Lovely goal from City as Nasri bounds onto a pass from Yaya Toure before setting up Aguero to tap the ball home. Brilliant move and super finish.
    • 3' Brilliant stop by Hart to claw out the effort by Cisse in the opening moments. Was a fine volley, but no goal. The home side starting well.
    • 11.55 Teams: Newcastle United: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Perch, Tiote, Anita; Cisse, Ba, Gutierrez..subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi, Ferguson, Tavernier////Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Tevez, Aguero..subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Dzeko, Sinclair, Kolarov, Rekik, Razak.
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