Man City 2-1 Newcastle: City jump to second
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.
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Yellow cards: MC - Kolo Toure 26’, Jerome Boateng 39’, Carlos Tevez 41’
NU - Mike Williamson 17’, Fabricio Coloccini 23’
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’)
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