Man City leaves Newcastle in pieces

Premier League: Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

Newcastle received a pasting from Manchester City on Wednesday, limping away from the game with a 5-0 defeat. Man City began the game as the clear favourite over Newcastle. The match's 90 minutes showed why.

A goal from Jesus, scored in the 10th minute, gave Man City an early lead. Mahrez saw an opening in the 21st minute and scored to make it 2-0. There were no other goals in the remainder of the first half, meaning Manchester City were still ahead when the whistle was blown. Man City made a couple of substitutions at half-time, swapping Cancelo and Rodri for Walker and Gündogan. Manchester City may not have needed any help to keep extending their lead, but it still came in the 58th minute when Fernandez put the ball into his own side 's net. That put the score at 3-0. A double substitution in the 62nd minute brought Sterling and Bernardo Silva out onto the pitch to replace Foden and Jesus. David Silva drove the ball home for Man City, making the score 4-0, in the 65th minute. The 67th minute saw Newcastle substituting Shelvey, Lazaro, and Joelinton for Longstaff, Manquillo, and Gayle. The 84th minute saw a change in the Newcastle line-up: Muto and Atsu came onto the pitch while Krafth and Ritchie headed for early showers. Sterling scored the game's fifth goal in the 90th minute. Manchester City ultimately emerged victorious, taking all three points.

Man City showed strong-if-middling performances over the course of the season and finished second on the table. But that finish may give it cause to light a fire beneath themselves for next year. With 72 goals to their credit this season, Manchester City find themselves among the best-scoring sides in the league. Man City managed to reach the end of the season with 18 wins against just eight losses, and three draws. Manchester City found themselves on a roll at the end of the season, tallying nine points in five games.

Newcastle are probably hanging their heads in shame; after 28 games, they find themselves stuck in the table's lower half. As the season comes to an end, Newcastle find themselves with just nine wins, alongside 11 defeats and eight draws. The season's conclusion unfolded with Newcastle holding eight points from their last five games.

Next up for Man City is a date with Brighton and Hove Albion. For Newcastle, the same day will see them take to the pitch against FC Watford.


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