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Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United

Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United: City put five past Magpies

Pep Guardiola side bounced back from the last week’s defeat to Southampton as they thrashed Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 10th minute of the game, who finished a simple tap in after the cut-back from David Silva. Eleven minutes later Riyad Mahrez doubled City’s advantage after taking advantage of Kevin De Bruyne pass who provided his 18th assist of the campaign.

Mahrez’s goal meant City became the first team in the Premier League to have five players scored 10 goals in a single season. Phil Foden could have extended the City’s lead by three before the half time only to fire his shot wide.

Manchester City extended their lead to three in the 58th minute when Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie kicked the ball in off his own defender while trying to stop Gabriel Jesus. Pep’s team added goal of the game thanks to the perfect free-kick from David Silva from the 25 yards out. Raheem Sterling scored in the stoppage time of the second half after being set up by the Spaniard for the team’s fifth goal of the day.


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