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  • Date:26 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St James' Park
  • Attendance:51,675
  • Carroll (71)
  • Barry (1) Tevez (4)
    Tevez (4) Tevez (80)
Goal!

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92:53 +2.53

Andrew Carroll is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

91:23 +1.23

Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Steven Taylor misses to the right of the target.

90:13 +0.13

Joleon Lescott challenges Nile Ranger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick, save by Joe Hart.

89:06

The ball is swung over by Joey Barton, save made by Joe Hart.

88:32

Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, Jerome Boateng manages to make a clearance.

88:01

Adam Johnson goes into the referee's book for time wasting. Adam Johnson is ruled offside. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.

87:14

James Milner takes a short corner.

87:04

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

86:25

Mario Balotelli goes into the book. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Balotelli on Cheik Tiote. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, clearance by Patrick Vieira.

84:47

Mario Balotelli is brought on as a substitute for Carlos Tevez.

83:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Boateng on Jonas Gutierrez. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton.

82:10

Patrick Vieira is brought on as a substitute for Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

80:55

Carlos Tevez scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-3 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Adam Johnson.

79:13

Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79:08

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

78:31

The ball is sent over by James Milner, Tim Krul makes a save.

77:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Boateng on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from left wing, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

76:42

Centre by Joey Barton, save by Joe Hart.

76:29

Centre by Nile Ranger, James Milner manages to make a clearance.

73:56

The ball is swung over by Fabricio Coloccini, Nile Ranger produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

73:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, clearance by Joleon Lescott.

73:23

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Joe Hart manages to make a clearance.

72:16

Joe Hart receives a caution.

70:59

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joey Barton, Andrew Carroll scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-2 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Joey Barton.

70:19

Joleon Lescott concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Carroll. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jerome Boateng.

68:55

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Adam Johnson coming on for David Silva.

68:14

Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton, clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.

67:04

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

66:58

Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.

64:18

Effort on goal by Jonas Gutierrez from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

63:40

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, clearance by Vincent Kompany.

62:12

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.

62:01

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

61:47

Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

61:03

The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Joe Hart makes a save.

60:47

Caution for Joleon Lescott. Joleon Lescott concedes a free kick for a foul on Nile Ranger. Kevin Nolan takes the free kick.

60:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Carlos Tevez. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

59:24

Nile Ranger comes on in place of Wayne Routledge.

58:26

The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Andrew Carroll produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

57:53

Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, save made by Joe Hart.

55:43

Foul by Jerome Boateng on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from left wing, save made by Joe Hart.

54:09

Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.

53:52

Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Gareth Barry gets a block in.

53:08

Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton, The ball is swung over by James Milner.

51:53

James Milner sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Taylor.

51:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Carroll on Aleksandar Kolarov. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

51:17

Joleon Lescott takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.

50:45

James Milner takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joey Barton.

50:39

The ball is crossed by James Milner, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.

49:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlos Tevez. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

49:04

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by Nigel De Jong.

48:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line.

48:11

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Jerome Boateng manages to make a clearance.

48:01

A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Gareth Barry.

46:56 +1.56

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Andrew Carroll has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

45:50

Aleksandar Kolarov produces a cross.

45:26 +0.26

Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Jerome Boateng, the ref awards a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.

45:20

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov played to the near post, save by Tim Krul.

43:42

Andrew Carroll crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

43:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Joey Barton from right wing, clearance by Joleon Lescott.

41:28

Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball, save made by Joe Hart.

41:10

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by James Milner.

39:49

Jerome Boateng challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by James Milner.

39:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Tevez. Cheik Tiote restarts play with the free kick.

38:50

Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball.

38:30

Danny Simpson sends in a cross, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

37:06

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

36:07

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Carroll.

34:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlos Tevez. Indirect free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.

32:58

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Andrew Carroll produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

32:06

Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.

31:10

Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

29:56

David Silva is shown a yellow card. Joey Barton fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton, James Milner sends in a cross, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

29:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Milner. Indirect free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

28:48

Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.

28:38

Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball.

27:55

Carlos Tevez challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

26:04

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, David Silva makes a clearance.

23:47

Booking for Kevin Nolan for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Nolan challenges James Milner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

23:01

Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, clearance made by Gareth Barry.

21:15

Shot by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from outside the box goes over the net.

20:18

Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Boateng. James Milner takes the direct free kick.

19:15

Jonas Gutierrez is adjudged to have handled the ball. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

17:24

Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov from 30 yards. Tim Krul makes a save.

17:16

The ball is delivered by Jerome Boateng, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.

15:54

Header from close in by Kevin Nolan misses to the left of the goal.

15:42

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

14:40

Wayne Routledge sends in a cross.

13:55

David Silva produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

13:17

Steven Taylor takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

12:41

Corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line, clearance made by Jerome Boateng.

10:01

Handball by James Milner. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

9:17

Andrew Carroll has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

9:02

Joey Barton fouled by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.

8:07

Andrew Carroll challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.

6:41

The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, Joe Hart makes a save.

5:59

Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

4:41

Carlos Tevez gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-2 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Nigel De Jong.

4:41

Carlos Tevez gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-2 Man City.Assist by James Milner.

4:01

The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson.

2:55

Danny Simpson delivers the ball.

1:14

Gareth Barry fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Tevez.

The referee gets the game underway.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The second half kicks off.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

No Shola for Magpies Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is struggling to make the Boxing Day clash with Manchester City. Ameobi would have missed the postponed Barclays Premier League trip to Birmingham last weekend with a hamstring injury, and is likely to miss out on Sunday. However, defender Sol Campbell has shaken off the bout of illness which threatened his participation at St Andrews, and he and Steven Taylor will fight to keep their places as Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson belatedly return from suspension. Keeper Steve Harper, who was an unused substitute for the 3-1 victory over Liverpool on his return from shoulder surgery, is pushing to replace Tim Krul, but Dan Gosling (knee), Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments) and Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture) are still out. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players to beware a Manchester City backlash as they attempt to continue his winning start. The Magpies head into the Boxing Day clash with Roberto Mancini's expensively-assembled all-star side on the back of a creditable 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Liverpool in the new manager's first game at the helm. His hopes of building upon that last Saturday were dashed by the weather when their fixture at Birmingham was called off, and although their efforts to prepare for Sunday's game have been disrupted by frozen training pitches on Tyneside, they will run out against City confident they can emerge with some reward. However, Pardew believes City's shock 2-1 home defeat by Everton on Monday evening, which denied them the chance to go top, has simply increased the degree of difficulty. He said: "That hasn't really done us any favours because they will be hurting in that dressing room and in that group, and they will bring that to Newcastle to try to put it right after what happened on Monday night. "It's perhaps a tougher game for us with that mentality, so we need to make sure we are just as strong. "I don't think they started well on Monday and I think they will focus on that for us, and I am sure they will start better. "But they have got some very, very good players in all areas and they can affect it from the bench as well, so obviously, it is a really, really tough game, but one we are looking forward to. "It's one of the big four, five, six clubs in the country now coming to our place, and that's where we want to be, so we will put ourselves up against them and see how we get on. "But we are catching them on the back of a defeat, which makes them like a wounded animal, so I am sure it's going to be a really, really tough game for us and we must do what Everton did, put our bodies on the line and give full, maximum effort to try to secure a win." Nigel de Jong will return from suspension as City look to get their Premier League challenge back on track. Mario Balotelli has shrugged off a minor knee ailment and is expected to be part of Roberto Mancini's squad, while Pablo Zabaleta (ankle) is also set to report fit. David Silva knows he could have avoided the snow and given himself Christmas off by staying in Spain - but the Manchester City star feels life is much more interesting at Eastlands. La Liga has shut down for a couple of weeks to give players and fans a break, and an opportunity to enjoy the festivities. Not so over here, where Silva is about to experience the usual crush of four games in just over a week, which will do so much to shape the season as a whole. But when the Spain star looks at the comparative league tables - Barcelona and Real Madrid streaking clear back home compared to the jostling for top spot in England - he knows where he would rather be. "Barcelona and Real Madrid are going well and have built up quite a lead," Silva told www.mcfc.co.uk. "In England it is far more hard fought. You could have any number of teams getting up there near the top. "That makes for a more entertaining and enjoyable league."

Formation:4411Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Tim Krul
  • Danny Simpson
  • Steven Taylor
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Joey Barton
  • Cheik Tiote
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Andrew Carroll
  • SUBS
  • Steve Harper
  • Mike Williamson
  • Danny Guthrie
  • James Perch
  • Alan Smith
  • Leon Best
  • Nile Ranger

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Match Report

Tevez sinks spirited Magpies Carlos Tevez fired Manchester City back into the Barclays Premier League title race as his side killed off a spirited Newcastle fightback to win 3-1. The Argentinian, whose differences with the club have been resolved, put the Magpies to the sword in a blistering opening to the game, setting up Gareth Barry's opener with just 72 seconds gone and then helping himself to a second in the fifth minute. Then, after Andy Carroll had dragged Alan Pardew's men back into the game with a 72nd-minute header - his 11th goal of the season - Tevez ended Newcastle's hopes when his 81st-minute effort ended up in the back of the net with the help of two deflections. The result was the perfect antidote to Monday's night's 2-1 defeat at Everton, although City were made to fight all the way by a Magpies side which, having seemingly thrown the points away barely before they had broken sweat, threatened to emerge with something to show for their efforts in front of a crowd of 51,635. By contrast, the Magpies were left to reflect on a fourth home league defeat of the season and looking anxiously over their shoulders ahead of Tuesday's difficult trip to Tottenham. Despite having tasted victory over Liverpool in his only game to date at the helm, Pardew went into this afternoon's encounter knowing the degree of difficulty to be significantly higher, and a cursory glance at the team-sheet would have illustrated the gulf between a club which is now being run on a strict budget and the richest in world football. Opposite number Roberto Mancini was even able to leave #24million signing Mario Balotelli sitting on the bench after serving the 20-year-old with a reminder as to what is expected of him. But where Newcastle could not compete in terms of quality, they would have backed themselves to do so when it came to passion and honest endeavour. In the event, their game plan was torn up inside five disastrous minutes when they twice pushed the self-destruct button to hand the advantage to the visitors. Keeper Tim Krul has proved an able deputy for Steve Harper during his spell on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, but his ill-judged second-minute pass to Joey Barton handed the midfielder's former club the perfect opportunity to get their noses in front. Tevez anticipated well to steal possession and slide a pass into the run of Barry, who dispatched it past Krul into the bottom corner. Worse was to follow barely three minutes later when the Argentinian picked out former Magpie James Milner on the right and then found space between central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor to meet his cross and guide it expertly into the top corner. Tevez was simply too hot to handle as he repeatedly dropped deep to find space before running at the heart of the home defence as they back-pedalled in sheer terror. However, lone striker Carroll perhaps should have dragged Newcastle back into the game when he headed a sixth-minute Wayne Routledge cross straight at keeper Joe Hart, and having survived further damage, Pardew's men started to work their way back into the game. Carroll proved a major handful for central defenders Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, and Hart had to collect his 31st-minute looping header and was then grateful to see his diving injury-time effort fly wide. But in the meantime, full-back Aleksandar Kolarov had blasted two long-range efforts just over to remind the home side of City's potency from all areas. Carroll sent an acrobatic 59th-minute volley wide from Jonas Gutierrez's cross, and Pardew made his move seconds later when he sent on striker Nile Ranger for Routledge and adopted a 4-4-2 formation. City were content to try to hit the Magpies on the break and Yaya Toure embarked upon an enterprising 63-minute run which was only ended by Coloccini's desperate challenge deep inside his own penalty area. Gutierrez sent a looping header across the face of goal six minutes later, but Newcastle got their break three minutes later when Carroll powered home a header from Barton's crooner. Hart protested with some justification that he had been blocked by Kevin Nolan, and was booked for his pains as the home fans settled in for a grandstand finish. With Barton and Cheik Tiote snapping at heels and Carroll in menacing form, the Magpies looked the more likely scorers, but their hopes were dashed in unfortunate fashion with nine minutes remaining. Jose Enrique and Coloccini looked to have got back to close down Tevez, but his shot deflected off both of them to wrong-foot Krul and creep inside the post. There was still time for substitute Balotelli to be booked for a foul on Tiote, but that was off little consequence to the home side.

Form Guide

    LDLDLW
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • Man City
  • DWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 03/10/2010
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 28/01/2009
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 2
  • Man City
  • 20/10/2008
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 2
  • Man City
  • 02/01/2008
  • Man City
  • 3 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 29/09/2007
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 1
  • Man City
  • 31/03/2007

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • A Carroll 10
  • K Nolan 7
  • S Ameobi 2
  • J Barton 2
  • F Coloccini 1
  • P Lovenkrands 1
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • H Ben Arfa 1

Man City

  • CA Tevez 8
  • G Toure Yaya 3
  • A Johnson 2
  • M Balotelli 2
  • P Vieira 1
  • G Barry 1
  • PJ Zabaleta 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • M Richards 1

Goals

Newcastle

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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