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    Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle United Match Report. Newcastle stunned by Manchester City as Aguero scores five.



    By Ryan Carter. Twitter: @TheRyanJCarter.

    Newcastle United were again made to suffer at the hands of Manchester City and Sergio Aguero as they endured a 6-1 thrashing in a game of two halves.

    The travelling Magpies opened the scoring through an Aleksander Mitrovic header and were the better of the two teams in the first 45 minutes, until Aguero ripped Newcastle apart.

    The Argentine equalised late in the first half, before going on to score another four goals in a second half performance by City which also saw Kevin De Bruyne score in spectacular fashion to heap more misery on Steve McClaren’s team.

    Newcastle fans would have been pleased with what they saw in the opening minutes, as their team maintained their attacking mentality which worked so well last weekend against Chelsea.

    First Moussa Sissoko delivered an early strike to scare Joe Hart in the Manchester City goal, before Aleksandar Kolarov had to make an important clearance to cut out Daryl Janmaat’s attempted cross.

    But the hosts had chances too and they should have taken the lead in the ninth minute.

    The ball fell to De Bruyne in the Newcastle penalty area but the Belgian’s effort was well saved by Tim Krul but City kept the ball alive and Fernando failed to bury the chance from two yards out.

    McClaren’s side were then made to endure a number of attacks from the home side before the unthinkable happened, Newcastle took the lead at the Etihad Stadium.

    Kevin Mbabu performed brilliantly on his Premier League debut last weekend and his form continued into this game as well.

    First the young defender dribbled past the returning Pablo Zabaleta with ease, before delivering a testing cross into the box which eventually fell to Gini Wijnaldum.

    The Dutch midfielder then chipped the ball towards Mitrovic, who headed home his first goal for Newcastle.


    McClaren’s side were then made to defend deep, as City desperately looked for a quick equaliser, but the travelling Magpies kept the pressure on and Mitrovic could have scored again.

    Vurnon Anita delivered a ball into the area from the right and the Serbian striker only had Hart to beat but the England goalkeeper produced a fine save to deny the forward.

    Both teams created chances in what was an exciting 45 minutes of end-to-end football and after Newcastle came so close to doubling their lead, Manuel Pellegrini’s players stepped up.

    First Aguero drilled an effort just wide of the away goal, before a dangerous De Bruyne freekick needed to be headed clear by Sissoko.

    City’s pressure paid off just before the end of the half however, as David Silva delivered a ball over the top of the Newcastle defence to Fernandinho who was being played onside by Mbabu.

    The Brazilian headed the ball across goal and Aguero was there to finish the attack off to level the scores before halftime.

    City’s goal was cruel on Newcastle, who had been by far the better team in the first half but there was enough promise in the away side’s performance to suggest they could still claim the victory.

    But any hopes of an unexpected victory for the travelling Toon Army were quickly put to an end at the start of the second half, as their Manchester opponents scored three goals in just nine minutes.

    First Mbabu, who up until the midway point in the game had played fantastically well, gave the ball away to De Bruyne who found Silva, who then found Aguero.

    The Argentinean maestro made room for himself to fire at goal and an unlucky deflection off Gouffran left Krul helpless in the Newcastle goal.

    Aguero then finished off his hattrick a minute later, as De Bruyne fed the forward in towards goal and the City striker dinked the ball over the incoming goalkeeper to score his third.

    Before this game, Newcastle had conceded 45 goals to the team in sky blue over the last ten years, and after such a good first half for the Magpies, nobody could have predicted that tally would go passed 50.

    It was the turn of De Bruyne next to strike more woe into the hearts of the travelling away support, with what was without doubt the best goal on the contest.

    Jesus Navas replaced Raheem Sterling at the start of the second half and played his part, as he set up his teammate for a spectacular acrobatic effort which resulted in a fourth goal for his side.


    Newcastle were a completely different side in the second half and they had no answer to Aguero and the rest of the City players, as the Argentine scored again on the hour mark.

    The forward collected the ball in the attacking third and with no bodies coming to close him down, he fired an attempt from long range and was rewarded with his fourth goal of the game.

    Four was not enough for Aguero however, as he scored a fifth for himself and a sixth for his team in another dominant performance.

    Great build up play with Silva and De Bruyne eventually saw the City striker with the ball at his feet in the penalty area and it was all too easy for the South American star.

    The game finally came to an end, much to the relief of Newcastle, and the final score was 6-1 but it could so easily have been much worse for the away side as the hosts looked dangerous until the very end.

    Huge disappointment for McClaren and his team, who could have been two or three up going into the break, but instead suffered a demoralising thrashing at the hands of City.

    Newcastle fans will at least accept that they played some exciting football in the first half and with that in mind, surely their first league win of the season is just around the corner.

    The Premier League will be put on hold next weekend as the international break approaches.

    But when league football returns, Newcastle will play host to newly promoted Norwich, while Manchester City entertain Bournemouth.


    Player Ratings.

    Newcastle United

    Tim Krul: 7

    Daryl Janmaat: 6

    Fabricio Coloccini: 7

    Chancel Mbemba: 7

    Kevin Mbabu: 6

    Vurnon Anita: 7

    Yoan Gouffran: 6

    Gini Wijnaldum: 7

    Moussa Sissoko: 7

    Ayoze Perez: 7

    Aleksandar Mitrovic: 8

    Subs: Lascelles: 5, Thauvin: 6, Tiote: 6.


    Manchester City:

    Joe Hart: 7, Pablo Zabaleta: 6, Nicolas Otamendi: 6, Eliaquim Mangala: 7, Aleksandar Kolarov: 7, Fernando: 7, Fernandinho: 7, Raheem Sterling: 7, Kevin de Bruyne: 9, David Silva: 9, Sergio Aguero: 10.

    Subs: Navas: 7, Bony: 7, Inheanacho: 6

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