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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Alvaro Negredo scores with a left foot finish. Newcastle 0-2 Man City.
Francisco Javi Garcia manages to make a clearance.
Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Alvaro Negredo.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye.
Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Alvaro Negredo. Tim Krul fumbles the ball.
Alvaro Negredo has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Header by Luis Fernandinho against the bar.
Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Vincent Kompany takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Massadio Haidara gets a block in.
Free kick crossed by David Silva.
Davide Santon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Massadio Haidara manages to make a clearance.
Massadio Haidara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Hatem Ben Arfa is brought on as a substitute for Yoan Gouffran.
Corner taken by David Silva.
Papiss Cisse challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick.
James Milner replaces Samir Nasri.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Samir Nasri, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Cheick Tiote.
Papiss Cisse joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vurnon Anita.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Tim Krul safely holds on.
Luis Fernandinho manages to make a clearance.
Francisco Javi Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita.
A cross is delivered by Moussa Sissoko.
Loic Remy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Hart parries the ball away.
Yohan Cabaye challenges Aleksandar Kolarov unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Yohan Cabaye went over the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Jesus Navas by Yohan Cabaye.
The ball is swung over by Davide Santon.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri.
Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vurnon Anita on Luis Fernandinho.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Yaya Toure goes off and Francisco Javi Garcia comes on.
Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Davide Santon.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line.
Yohan Cabaye takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.
Foul by Yaya Toure on Cheick Tiote, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Martin Demichelis.
Clearance made by Vurnon Anita.
Alvaro Negredo gets a header at goal. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
Mike Williamson challenges Alvaro Negredo unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Alvaro Negredo takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Martin Demichelis takes the free kick.
Edin Dzeko goes off and Gonzalez Jesus Navas comes on.
Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Clearance by Luis Fernandinho.
Clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Yoan Gouffran crosses the ball.
The referee gives a free kick against Aleksandar Kolarov for handball.
The game restarts for the second half.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee blows for offside against Samir Nasri.
Booking for Pablo Zabaleta.
Moussa Sissoko fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Moussa Sissoko.
Martin Demichelis restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoan Gouffran on Luis Fernandinho.
Clearance made by Cheick Tiote.
Booking for Luis Fernandinho for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote by David Silva.
Moussa Sissoko is cautioned.
Shot by David Silva went wide of the right-hand upright.
Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick.
Samir Nasri fouled by Davide Santon, the ref awards a free kick.
Yoan Gouffran is ruled offside.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Joe Hart parries the ball away.
Alvaro Negredo makes a clearance.
Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Moussa Sissoko crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Cheick Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Fernandinho challenges Cheick Tiote unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Martin Demichelis manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick.
Edin Dzeko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon.
Loic Remy is ruled offside.
Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Fernandinho.
Aleksandar Kolarov manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by David Silva.
Yohan Cabaye fouled by Yaya Toure, the ref awards a free kick.
Mike Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Edin Dzeko.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa challenges Alvaro Negredo unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header by Alvaro Negredo goes over the bar.
David Silva takes the free kick.
Steven Taylor challenges Edin Dzeko unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Mike Williamson.
The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoan Gouffran.
Edin Dzeko scores a left footed goal. Newcastle 0-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Foul by David Silva on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, free kick awarded.
Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa sends in a cross.
The match has kicked off.
Krul and Cabaye in contention
Goalkeeper Tim Krul and midfielder Yohan Cabaye could both return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Krul (shoulder) and Cabaye (Achilles) both missed the FA Cup third-round defeat by Cardiff last weekend, but are back in training and may figure.
However, full-back Davide Santon is a doubt with a thigh problem and is set to join fellow defenders Fabricio Coloccini (knee) and the suspended Mathieu Debuchy on the sidelines.
Newcastle opened their Barclays Premier League campaign at City, where a 4-0 defeat as defender Steven Taylor was sent off before the break did little to improve the mood.
The sides meet again at St James' Parkwith the Magpies having improved significantly since then to lie in eighth place in the table.
Nevertheless, manager Alan Pardew is keen to strengthen his squad and has already indicated a striker is at the top of his wish-list with Loic Remy only on loan from QPR for the season and Shola Ameobi out of contract at the end of the campaign.
Newcastle are pursuing a long-held interest in Borussia Monchengladbach's Luuk de Jong, and they have been heavily linked with Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella in recent weeks.
However, Pardew, who insisted the club had not tabled a bid for any player, was giving little away.
He said: "You always want to progress. You want to progress as a team and the inclusion of another player would be great.
"From my point of view, I would like to see a player come in, but it needs to be right financially for the board.
"The legs are working under the water in terms of making calls and trying to manoeuvre a transfer that will work for us.
"From our point of view, there is interest in any quality player. But I am not going to talk about one individual."
City midfielder Yaya Toure is fit after overcoming a minor ankle knock suffered in midweek.
Top scorer Sergio Aguero (calf) remains on the sidelines but could be close to a return while fellow forward Stevan Jovetic and midfielder Jack Rodwell (both hamstring) are also still out.
Winger Jesus Navas returns after resting a knee problem while defender Dedryck Boyata is available again after suspension. Defenders Micah Richards and Martin Demichelis are available after injury.
Confidence is high at City after a run of 14 games unbeaten in all competitions since their last loss at Sunderland in November.
In that time they have scored six against Arsenal and Tottenham and won away at Bayern Munich.
They faced some tough games over the Christmas period but came through unscathed and thrashed West Ham 6-0 in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final in midweek.
Boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "It is going very well of course, we are in a very good moment.
"But we are just in the middle of the season, we are just preparing for a good (end to the) season.
"We have very important games in the games in the coming days because all the games are knockout, except Premier League, which will be a very close until the end of the year.
"We must win here against Blackburn Rovers or we are out of the FA Cup.
"Maybe in the Capital One we have made a big step towards the final but in February we start again in the Champions League.
"It is very important to continue and to understand we must continue in the same way."
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