The game was on its heels in the first twenty minutes. There were chances for both teams.
Moreover, it could have been an advantage for Newcastle if Chris Wood could have converted the easy chance that fell to him.
However, City turned up the heat with Raheem Sterling breaking the deadlock within twenty minutes.
A mistake from the Magpies’ goalkeeper led to City doubling their lead in the first half.
The city started dominating play in the second half. Rodri extended the lead by scoring the third goal of the match.
Phil Foden and Sterling completed the route to ensure the three points for City.
MANCHESTER CITY PLAYER RATINGS
Did not have to do much throughout the match. However, made an important stop to deny Wilson and keep the clean sheet.
Joao Cancelao 7/10
Missed an early chance. However, was partly involved in the first goal for City. Player well thereafter.
Ruben Dias 6/10
Did not have to do much in the game. However, was subbed off which looked like a potential injury.
Aymeric Laporte 7/10
Scored the second goal for City. Moreover, was strong at the back and defended well.
Oleksandr Zinchenko 7/10
Assisted Foden with the fourth goal of the match. Also, helped his team to keep the clean sheet.
Was solid in midfield, and did not allow any slipups. Moreover, scored a goal to extend the lead for City.
Played really well in his position. Moreover, tracked back his opponents to win the ball for City.
Kevin De Bruyne 8/10
Was stunning as always. His passes were precise. Assisted Rodri with his goal.
Jack Grealish 7/10
Played quite well. Moreover, won some important fouls for his team.
Raheem Sterling 8/10
Scored a brace and posed a threat to the Magpies’ defenders on the right-wing.
Gabriel Jesus 6/10
Looked quiet in the match. Was not clinical in the final third.
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