Man City vs Newcastle highlights their reaction as Sterling, Laporte, Rodri and Foden lead

Manchester City opened a three-point lead over Liverpool in the Premier League after returning to winning ways against Newcastle today.

City suffered a painful Champions League exit against Real Madrid on Wednesday, but got a boost in the Premier League on Saturday when Liverpool only drew with Tottenham. Liverpool were ahead of City in the table by one goal difference, having played a game more, so City knew they could lead by three points and try to improve their goal difference this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola was again without Kyle Walker and John Stones in this match. Walker came down limping in Madrid and had a snowpack around his ankle, while Stones traveled but wasn’t fit enough to make up the team. Ruben Dias was substituted in the first half with an obvious injury.

Despite this, City gave themselves a boost on the pitch with a massive victory that gave them a three-point and four-goal lead over Liverpool. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring before stabbing Aymeric Laporte into the net. Rodri scored the third goal after the end of the first half, scoring two late goals, but the result was outstanding as Phil Foden and Sterling scored to make it five.

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Report: City flips Liverpool’s goals advantage

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Pep: Everyone supports Liverpool

Guardiola with some eye-catching comments here regarding everyone in England who wants Liverpool to win the title.

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Guardiola proud of the players

Speaking to Sky Sports, Guardiola said:

“Everything, great, tough long balls with Wood and Joelinton and the pace they have. A perfect afternoon.

“What this team did, did you have any doubts [of their attitude]? I didn’t doubt them, definitely not. We have games every three games, and sometimes there’s only one action you can take out of the competition. Some people are skeptical because they still don’t know this team. You don’t win or lose. How many years has it been there every three days all the time. After talking about the previous players about the lack of character and personality. They don’t even play football they don’t understand. One of the best groups I’ve ever trained in my life.”

“It’s been two tough days, today we spoke for the first time, and I said I wish you a perfect life in a perfect club. Our fans when they are disappointed don’t act like coming here from day one warming up and cheering. They don’t doubt us for many years. Three points up front. , nine points to play, 4 goals on goal difference another on Wednesday, another team that has been suffering a lot in the last years since Nuno took over and now Bruno.”

On goal difference:

“We talk about it in the first half. The important thing is to win, don’t play for scoring, play to play football. But when you have the opportunity to do that. They have a 3-0 chance, after we score two goals. It’s a big difference.”

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Guardiola confirms Dias injury

And it doesn’t look very good on Nathan Ake or Aymeric Laporte.

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City’s emotional week explained

Rodri and Jack Grealish spoke about City’s reaction to Real Madrid’s defeat.

Speaking to Sky, Rodri said:

“We show the character we have after the defeat. It’s unbelievable for us, football is like this, we have to wake up. You have two titles to fight, you have to stay focused on PL. We have one point, now 3 points. We have to keep thinking the same. We lost in Madrid because football is like that.. the character we showed today after what happened was great.

“Emotional, it’s an important win. For us, the mood wasn’t too high as you can see. Now we start working from Friday, we wake up, focus on the match. We did an incredible job. That’s what the champions are doing.”

Grealish added:

“We knew it was going to be a pressure on us today, especially after what happened in the middle of the week. We bounced back perfectly, and we stuck together as a team the last few days which is what was needed. We need to try to finish the season strong and we did that today.”

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Player ratings like De Bruyne are incredible

Ederson Produced a pass from the match to Foden, then fine saved by Wilson – 7

Joao Cancelo The ghostly presence on the far post whenever City attacked – he might have had three but he was content with Sterling’s help – 7.

Robin Dias He looked wide open in the early stages but tightened it at a cost as he was forced out at halftime – 6

Aymeric Laporte A few early lapses but he made up for it with a vital second goal – 7

Oleks Zinchenko It’s been some great work on the overlap and in the build – excellent lately – 8

Read the full reviews here.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne controls the ball against Newcastle (Photo: Chris Brunskill/Fantasysta)

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Player ratings

Lots of solid performances out there – how would you rate the players?

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Player ratings

Manchester5

Newcastle0

Premier League, Sunday 8, 2022

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full time!

What a win!

City are three points ahead of Liverpool and are ahead of Liverpool on goal difference. How things change in a few days.

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There is a fifth!!

There is plenty of time!

Phil Foden performs brilliantly, assists Jack Grealish in his making, and leads Raheem Sterling City to a five-goal win. This could be huge.

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2 minutes added

Is it time for another?

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Foden adds a fourth

Jack Grealish Skins Keiran Tripper, Aleks Zinchenko feeds. The shot isn’t clean, but it’s straight into Phil Foden Road, which winds up in a fourth.

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Good defense for Egan Riley

CJ Egan-Riley’s first job is to keep Guimaraes close to his goal and play out of trouble.

His ball to Raheem Sterling entices the foul from Matt Targett and the defender is booked.

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Laporte has been replaced

Another center back comes out. Egan-Riley is there, he can play as a full-back as well as a right-back.

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CJ Egan-Riley is coming

The U23 captain will get the first team exit in the final stages.

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game management

The tempo slowed as City looked to maintain their three-goal lead. They have scored more now than Liverpool and they have a better goal difference. Allowing Newcastle to return to that matter could have implications for the title race.

Callum Wilson gets a one-on-one out of nowhere, but Ederson is vigilant to save well and maintain his three-goal lead.

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Another Newcastle change

Jacob Murphy replaces ineffective Miguel Almiron.

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I got a little pessimistic

It’s all a little gone here, with bugs creeping into the play. Kevin De Bruyne stops Alain Saint-Maximin from moving away and accepts his yellow card.

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Looks like the Newcastle players are getting beaten up

There is still spirit in the Newcastle fans but it looks like their players will be very happy that this match is now over. City are rushing forward in search of more goals, and they seem more than capable of at least one more.

Jamal Lascelles of Newcastle United competes with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City (Photo: AFP/Getty)

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burning reservation

Lots of parking before city corner which was delayed three times with different encounters. Dan Burn got a booking to bring down Aymeric Laporte, but the ball wasn’t in play, so there was no penalty.

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Newcastle double change

Emile Kraft and Chris Wood are out. Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson return from injury and replace them.

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What a save!

Jack Grealish puts the ball in the way of Alex Zinchenko. The left-back puts his foot through it, and it takes a great save from Martin Dubravka to flip over the bar.

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Watch Rodri’s header

He’s been turning into a goalscorer lately.

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replace Jesus

It’s Gabriel Jesus to come out, he didn’t stop playing all the game.

Foden is running.

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Foden is coming

The last thing Newcastle wants to see.

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Rodri scores again!

De Bruyne with a corner kick, Rodri’s shot at the near post was perfect, and he nodded for another goal.

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Well widely for Newcastle

Allan Saint-Maximin uses his strength to create a shooting opportunity, but pulls it too far.

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City in control

Newcastle have not been able to get the City ball so far in this half, which means that the defensive doubts shown by the hosts in the first half have not yet emerged.

Both teams are still looking for a goal, only one of them has to dispense with the ball.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne controls the ball against Newcastle (Photo: Chris Brunskill/Fantasysta)

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99 percent

Sky Sports just showed a graph that City had 99 per cent possession in the first seven minutes of this second half. Wonderful.

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There are no chances

Fernandinho plays with Dias in the first half, and Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez are all preparing with the start of the second half. It is clear that Guardiola did not risk anything despite the result.

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Almost a third

First Gabriel Jesus twists and turns but can’t cut it back to Kevin De Bruyne, then Raheem Sterling twists and turns and his cross veers away. It can go anywhere.

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