LIVE: Newcastle vs Manchester City


.comment”,”wrapCounter”:4,”moreTrans”:”Read more”,”watchOnDazn”:{“isEnabled”:false,”url”:null,”buttonText”:”Watch Newcastle v Man City on DAZN”}}”> 45′ 2′ HALF-TIME: NEWCASTLE 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY 45′ There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played. 44′ Stoppage in play here as Willems goes down with a head injury, but after some medical treatment, it looks like he will be fine to continue. 43′ Guardiola doesn’t look pleased with his sides performance on the sidelines, the City manager is barking out orders from the bench. 41′ It’s all City at the moment, but it is very flat and dull, not much happening on the pitch or in the stands, with a very subdued atmosphere inside St James’ Park as well. 39′ There’s not long to go until the break now, can either side score again to put themselves ahead before the half-time whistle? 37′ Almiron has registered his first goal involvement in his Premier League career in what was his 24th appearance and 23rd chance created. 35′ The visitors haven’t really gotten out of second gear at the moment, not showing much urgency to push forward and score another before the break. However, Newcastle are defending well in numbers. 33′ Decent effort! Sterling cuts inside from the left wing, he gets passed a couple of Newcastle defenders as they drop off him and he then fires a powerful strike towards goal. However, it’s straight at Dubravka, who makes a comfortable save. 31′ Despite seeing two quick goals, the pace of the game hasn’t really increased as City go back to dominating possession, but they are again struggling to do anything with it in the final third. 29′ We’re almost at the half an hour mark now and it’s 1-1 between Newcastle and Manchester City, with the visitors lead lasting just three minutes. 27′ Eight of Newcastle’s last 10 Premier League goals have been scored by defenders. That’s another one today, but I’m sure they won’t mind! 25′ It was a quick one-two by Almiron down the left wing, before setting Willems up perfectly on the overlap, who gave Ederson no chance of saving that strike. 25′ GOOOAAALLL! City’s lead doesn’t last very long, Newcastle equalise to make it 1-1! Almiron finds Willems in the box, as the left-back sprinted forward to get into the attack and his strike is perfectly placed into the bottom right-hand corner of the net, drilling it past Ederson. 24′ The first yellow card of the game is shown to Gundogan after he trips Saint-Maximin as he looks to break away. The midfielder will now be suspended for the game against Burnley in midweek. 22′ It looked like the ball had bounced off a Newcastle defender and into Sterling’s path, but David Silva played a cheeky back heel to his team-mate, who made no mistake with a fine finish. 22′ GOOOAAALLL! City take the lead, Sterling scoring to make it 1-0! They finally make their possession count and get their noses ahead. David Silva breaks into the box, but he runs out of room and back heels it to Sterling instead, who slides the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net from around the penalty spot. Lovely finish. 20′ CLOSE! Shelvey goes for goal with a free-kick, whipping it around the wall and towards the bottom left-hand corner of the net, but it flies inches wide and into the sidenetting, with Ederson scrambling across. 19′ Free-kick to Newcastle in a decent position after a late challenge by De Bruyne on Saint-Maximin around 30 yards out. A good place to whip the ball into the box. 18′ Blocked! Hayden does well to sprint out and block a shot from Sterling, after a quick pass from the byline by Mahrez. The City corner is met by Fernandinho, but his header flies well over the crossbar. 17′ It looks like Newcastle will be trying to break forward on the counter here, with Joelinton just getting forward down the right, but Fernandinho gets back in time and makes the clearance. City’s defence has looks vulnerable in recent games. 15′ It’s very quiet inside St James’ Park at the moment, with just the away supporters making their voices heard. The home fans haven’t had anything to get excited about yet. The game is yet to really get going. 13′ It’s just not working City in the final third at the moment, they can’t seem to break through the resilient Newcastle defence, with Jesus and Sterling not seeing much of the ball so far. 11′ Newcastle are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories over Man City for the first time since November 2003, having won this exact fixture 2-1 back in January. 9′ Newcastle break forward quickly down the right, with Manquillo finding space down the wing, in-behind Mendy, but he only had Joelinton to aim at, who was races into the box. However, the cross was poor and Ederson gathers. 8′ Unlucky! Joelinton does really well to win the ball off City and race up the pitch, he beats his marker, before being brought down by Fernandinho and it appeared to be a foul, but nothing is given. 7′ The hosts have hardly touched the ball so far, with City just passing it around with ease, Gundogan and De Bruyne are seeing a lot of the ball in the early few minutes. 5′ Newcastle have everyone back behind the ball at the moment, camped inside their own half and set up in a very defensive formation, to try and limit the space that City have to play into. 3′ City have started the game on top, they are dominating possession in the opening few minutes, although in this exact fixture last year, they had already taken the lead by now, with Sergio Aguero scoring in the first minute. The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all of the match action! Meanwhile City have made five changes to the side that drew with Shakhtar in midweek, with Walker, Stones, Mendy, David Silva and Mahrez all coming into the starting line-up. Bruce makes one change to the side that were beaten by Villa, with DeAndre Yedlin dropping out of team due to injury, he has been replaced by Manquillo. MAN CITY SUBS: Claudio Bravo, Angelino, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Nicolas Otamendi, Phil Foden. MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy; Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus. NEWCASTLE SUBS: Karl Darlow, Fabian Schar, Dwight Gayle, Emil Krafth, Christian Atsu, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff. NEWCASTLE (5-4-1): Martin Dubravka; Javier Manquillo, Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems; Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Allan Saint-Maximin; Joelinton. Meanwhile City bounced back from their defeat against Liverpool before the international break, to beat Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad and move back up to third in the table. However, they could only draw 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in midweek, but this was enough to secure qualification to the knockout stages. It was an unhappy return to Villa Park for Steve Bruce on Monday, with Newcastle suffering a 2-0 defeat against his former side, to leave them 14th in the table. Prior to the defeat against Villa, the Magpies have been on a three game unbeaten run, beating West Ham and Bournemouth and drawing with Wolves. Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James’ Park.

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