Man City 2-1 Newcastle: City jump to second

Manchester City have gone second on the table after a fractious meeting with Newcastle United at Eastlands.

City skipper Carlos Tevez got things rolling in the 18th minute when he converted a penalty but the lead lasted just six minutes when Magpies’ Argentine international Jonas Gutierrez hit back with a powerful shot after controlling a Vincent Kompany clearance.

Newcastle had rallied well after the 8th minute injury to new recruit Hatem Ben Arfa which had him with the oxygen mask and a feared extended time on the sidelines but 15 minutes from time there was more heartache for the Toon when Adam Johnson produced his second City winner in a week.

The former Middlesbrough man netted within three minutes of his introduction to give City a victory that sent them above both Arsenal and Manchester United.

Manchester City: 2 (Carlos Tevez (p) 18’, Adam Johnson 75’)
Newcastle United: 1 (Jonas Gutierrez 24’)

Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Crowd: 46,067
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Yellow cards: MC - Kolo Toure 26’, Jerome Boateng 39’, Carlos Tevez 41’
NU - Mike Williamson 17’, Fabricio Coloccini 23’

Starting Line-Ups

Joe Hart (gk), Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Joleon Lescott, Jerome Boateng, Gareth Barry (Johnson 72’), Nigel de Jong, Yaya Toure (Adebayor 57’), James Milner, David Silva, Carlos Tevez (Vieira 86’)

Subs - Shay Given (gk), Patrick Vieira (86’), Roque Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Adebayor (57’), Adam Johnson (72’), Jo, Dedryck Boyata

Tim Krul (gk), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (Campbell 36’), Jose Enrique, James Perch, Cheick Tiote, Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan (Carroll 77’), Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa (Routledge 8’), Shola Ameobi

Subs - Ole Soderberg (gk), Alan Smith, Sol Campbell (36’), Wayne Routledge (8’), Ryan Taylor, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll (77’)

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