Man City started their most recent Premier League rule with an exciting 4-3 victory at Newcastle, with Ferran Torres’ hat-trick helping City with the win.
Pep Guardiola’s side walked out to a guard of honor at St James’ Park, having secured the Premier League title on Tuesday evening after Manchester United’s loss to Leicester gave them an unassailable lead.
It really was great they previously had the prize wrapped up as well, in any case Friday’s game would have ended up being a nail-gnawing and apprehensive evening where the pendulum constantly swung between the different sides.
Obviously, Man City had early sights on goal. Ake sent an exertion cruising wide, before Gabriel Jesus was given the ball by a poor defensive header from Paul Dummett, however his incredible hit just floated past the post. Torres at that point went close with a heavenly run towards the near post, however his strike streaked side.
Man City kept on overwhelming, yet it was truth be told Newcastle who had the most obvious opportunity until that point. It was a great counter-attack as Krafth released Allan Saint-Maximin, who thus picked out Joelinton. However, as he went to strike, Kyle Walker was across to make a critical block.
What’s more, the corner gave Newcastle a surprising lead. Jonjo Shelvey conveyed the set piece with Krafth – in the middle of two defenders – circling his header back across goal and into the furthest corner. Shelvey nearly made it two ten minutes after the fact. He arranged a free kick after a crunching Ake challenge on Miguel Almiron, however could just twist his free kick onto the crossbar.
Man City scored a quickfire twofold before long. There was a bit of misfortune to the goal too as Cancelo’s work took a major deflection off Jacob Murphy in transit through, sending the ball dashing past Martin Dubravka.
However, City’s second was a snapshot of thrilling ability from Torres. Ilkay Gundogan whipped in a pacey free kick, with Torres edging in front of Shelvey to splendidly flick the ball with his heel, sending it past an as of now jumping Dubravka.
The drama was not over yet. In the third minute of added time, the Newcastle yells went up for a penalty as Ake’s sliding tackle cut down Joelinton around there. The referee at first precluded the calls for offside in the build-up.
VAR stepped in and after a protracted check, considered Saint-Maximin to be onside during the build-up and Ake’s test to be sufficient for a penalty. Without the usual penalty taker Callum Wilson, Joelinton ventured up and soared his work past Carson to end an engaging half.
As the clock ticked over the course of great importance, the goals overwhelmed into St James’ Park. Newcastle were granted their second penalty of the evening as Walker got Willock inside the space in an unmistakable foul. The Arsenal loanee – on a great run of structure – took this time, however his at first exertion was sublimely saved via Carson. However, Willock was lurking and notwithstanding slipping, managed to arrive at the ball first and space home.
Actually like the main half however, the Premier League champions showed up ready to brawl as Torres made it 3-3 only minutes after the fact. Jesus cut the ball once more into his way, looking out for the penalty spot, and it was a shrewd completion to even out things up once more.
The Spaniard seized his cap stunt two minutes late in another exciting completion. Cancelo’s underlying strike smacked the foot of the post, however Torres was pausing and showed sublime responses to volley the ball past Dubravka as the pendulum swung back in support of City.
From that point on, Man City flaunted their Premier League-winning qualifications and generally kept Newcastle under control, thumping the ball between themselves for the last 15 minutes of the game to seal another victory.
It was their twelfth progressive away win in the Premier League – the most in the top four levels of English league football – and beat the record held by Chelsea (2008) and themselves (2017).
This victory moves City onto 83 points at the highest point of the table, while a vivacious Newcastle stay in sixteenth with the two groups having two league games left to play.