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Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United

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Manchester City moves back to the top of the Premier League with a ruthless 5-0 victory over Newcastle.

Thanks to first-half goals from Sterling and Laporte before Rodri made it three just past the hour mark.

Wilson came off the bench for Newcastle and had an excellent opportunity to pull one back for the visitors.

But Ederson made a great save. However, City wasn’t quite finished and put on a show late, with Foden and Sterling converting to score the fourth and fifth goals.

Starting lineup:

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish.

MAN CITY SUBS: Zach Steffen, Nathan Ake, CJ Egan-Riley, Cole Palmer, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Luke Mbete.

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka; Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin, Chris Wood.

NEWCASTLE SUBS: Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Fabian Schar, Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo, Dwight Gayle, Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, Jacob Murphy.

Goals:

Sterling fires the hosts ahead after 19 minutes after a superb cross from Gundogan finds Cancelo at the far post, and he heads the ball back across goal to Sterling, who heads home from close range, with Dubravka unable to get anywhere near it. So they lead 1-0!

De Bruyne delivers a deep corner into the box, which finds Gundogan on the edge of the penalty area, and he fires a shot at goal, which Dubravka spills in the six-yard box. Dias tries to pounce, but the keeper makes the save before the rebound falls to Laporte, who smashes it home from close range. It’s 2-0 just before half-time.

3-0. De Bruyne delivers a superb corner delivery into the penalty area towards the near post, and Rodri gets ahead of Krafth and powers his header past Dubravka and into the back of the net.

Grealish races down the left wing beating Trippier, before pulling it back to Zinchenko, who drills a low cross into the path of Foden, who diverts the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-0 late on.

5-0! Grealish and Foden play a lovely one-two down the left-wing before Grealish races into the box and then squares it across the box to Sterling, who coolly converts to make it five in stoppage time.

So, what’s next?

There are now just three games remaining, so it’s City’s title to lose as they open up a three-point advantage over Liverpool and following up for them is a trip to Wolves on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Newcastle remains 13th, and they’ll face Arsenal next time out.

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Abdul Aziz Shaikh
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