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Manchester City 4 - Newcastle United 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

30/3/13

Attendance: 47, 201

Referee: N Swarbrick of Lancashire

Manchester City
4 - 0
Newcastle United
Tévez 41′ Silva 45′ Kompany 56′ Perch 69′ (og)
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 201
The Teams
01 Hart
 
 
 
21 Elliot
 
 
04 Kompany
 
 
73'
 
05 Simpson
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
 
13 Yanga-M'Biwa
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
 
27 S Taylor
 
 
22 Clichy
 
 
 
04 Cabaye
 
 
74'
08 Nasri
 
 
71'
 
07 Sissoko
 
 
18 Barry
 
 
 
08 Anita
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
82'
 
18 Gutierrez
 
 
42 Y Touré
 
 
 
25 Obertan
 
 
45'
10 Dzeko
 
 
 
09 Cisse
 
 
32 Tévez
 
 
 
11 Gouffran
 
 
63'
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
 
 
 
37 Harper
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
 
14 Perch
 
 
45'
28 K Touré
 
 
 
33 Good
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
 
15 Gosling
 
 
63'
11 Sinclair
 
 
82'
 
20 Bigirimana
 
 
74'
14 Garcia
 
 
73'
 
22 Marveaux
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
71'
 
49 Campbell
 
 
Game Statistics
20
Goal Attempts
5
11
On Target
1
9
Corners
2
6
Offside
3
6
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
2
64.2
%
35.8
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: A razor sharp Manchester City turned back the clocks with a circa 2011esque clinical dismantling of Newcastle and in doing so had Planet Blue bemoaning what might have been in this year's fizzled out title race...Having been confronted with Alan Pardew's parked bus and a clear plan to slow the game down through spoiling and time wasting, The Blues simply went up a gear...Pinpoint precision passing and sublime movement typified an approach that tore Toon to shreds. Samir Nasri enjoyed his finest showing of a frustrating season and his verve and energy was matched by that of Carlos Tévez who rattled up his 73rd City goal and David Silva who notched his 19th...To a man the City side were right on top of their game, passing the hapless Geordies to death to the tune of 542 to 303...This was the scintillating form that saw City threaten to run away with last year's title and it's welcome return could not be better timed as the squad prepare to head outside the city walls next week intent upon serving a reminder to the gloating Stretfords. Stats courtesy Sky Sports




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 30 2013

Time: 4:59PM

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How do you like them apples Cabaye?
Bluedub
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, talking to BBC Sport: "It was a good performance. It was not easy because Newcastle are a good team but we played very well. Maybe it is too late [for the title]. We had a lot of chances to score and I am happy. It was important, after Everton, to start winning again quickly....Samir Nasri played very well and if we play like this we won't have a problem in the last couple of months of the season. It's important to get second place and to win the FA Cup semi-final next week."
Johnny Baguette
 

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