Newcastle 0-2 Man City Stats and Highlights
Manchester City move to the top of the Premier League as they overcame a Newcastle side for whom Cheick Tiote had a goal controversially disallowed.
Edin Dzeko slid in to give City the lead and control of the contest.
But Tiote’s long-range blast, chalked off after an offside Yoan Gouffran was judged to have interfered with play, sparked the hosts into life.
Yohan Cabaye twice came close and City were stretched before Alvaro Negredo’s breakaway goal sealed victory.
Watch English Premier League match, Newcastle Vs Man City and highlights here.
Venue: St James’ Park
Date: Sunday, 12 January, 2014
0-1 Dzeko 8′ | Mobile users click here
0-2 Negredo 90 + 5′ | Mobile users click here
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League matches against Newcastle, winning the last eight.
Newcastle have not beaten City since September 2005. Michael Owen gave Graeme Souness’s Magpies a 1-0 win over Stuart Pearce’s City.
Thirty-eight goals have been scored in the last 11 league matches – almost 3.5 goal per game on average.
Manchester City needed extra-time goals from Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko to win 2-0 at Newcastle in a League Cup last-16 tie earlier this season.
Newcastle are on a three-match losing streak, including last weekend’s FA Cup defeat by Cardiff.
The Magpies are without a Premier League goal in 190 minutes since Papiss Cisse’s 80th-minute penalty in the 5-1 Boxing Day win over Stoke.
Alan Pardew’s side have 33 points; they are 13 points better off than after 20 games of last season and level on points with their tally at the same point of the 2011-12 campaign when they went on to finish fifth.
Loic Remy (23) is the only player to be caught offside more than 20 times this campaign.
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches, winning eight of them.
They took four points from their opening six away matches but have since earned 10 points from a possible 12 (W3, D1).
City have only failed to score twice this season: 0-0 at Stoke and their 1-0 loss at Sunderland on Wearside.
Yaya Toure has scored five league goals in his last four against Newcastle, more than against any other Premier League club.