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The referee brings the game to a close.
Aleksandar Kolarov manages to make a clearance.
Sergio Aguero scores a right footed goal. Newcastle 0-2 Man City.
Sergio Aguero takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tim Krul fumbles the ball.
Shot by Moussa Sissoko went over.
Booking for Francisco Fernando for unsporting behaviour.
Moussa Sissoko fouled by Francisco Fernando, the ref awards a free kick.
Rolando Aarons takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Gabriel Obertan sends in a cross.
Moussa Sissoko decides to take the corner short.
Ayoze Perez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Riviere.
Sergio Aguero joins the action as a substitute, replacing Edin Dzeko.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Emmanuel Riviere.
Jack Colback fouled by James Milner, the ref awards a free kick.
Emmanuel Riviere delivers the ball.
Luis Fernandinho restarts play with the free kick.
Samir Nasri leaves the field to be replaced by James Milner.
Darryl Janmaat is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Janmaat on Luis Fernandinho.
Remy Cabella produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Edin Dzeko gets a block in.
Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.
Rolando Aarons comes on in place of Yoan Gouffran.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Luis Fernandinho coming on for Stevan Jovetic.
Edin Dzeko fouled by Moussa Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick.
Stevan Jovetic crosses the ball.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Yoan Gouffran fouled by Stevan Jovetic, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Paul Dummett.
Header by Edin Dzeko goes harmlessly over the bar.
Remy Cabella produces a cross.
Corner taken by Remy Cabella.
Vurnon Anita leaves the field to be replaced by Gabriel Obertan.
Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Darryl Janmaat makes a clearance.
Stevan Jovetic takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Shot by Stevan Jovetic went wide right of the net.
Darryl Janmaat manages to make a clearance.
Jack Colback crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Riviere by Aleksandar Kolarov.
The ball is sent over by Gael Clichy.
Shot by Stevan Jovetic missed to the left of the net.
Martin Demichelis shown a yellow card.
Martin Demichelis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Remy Cabella.
Martin Demichelis makes a clearance.
Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Remy Cabella takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner taken by Jack Colback from the right by-line.
Clearance by Martin Demichelis.
Free kick taken by Jack Colback.
Martin Demichelis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Riviere.
Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevan Jovetic by Remy Cabella.
The referee starts the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Remy Cabella by Francisco Fernando.
Moussa Sissoko sends in a cross.
David Silva scores a left footed goal. Newcastle 0-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Edin Dzeko.
Shot by Emmanuel Riviere went wide of the right-hand upright.
David Silva challenges Vurnon Anita unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Centre by Yoan Gouffran.
The ball is crossed by Darryl Janmaat.
Martin Demichelis takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Remy Cabella.
Shot by Emmanuel Riviere went wide left of the target.
Stevan Jovetic has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Yoan Gouffran.
Jack Colback challenges Francisco Fernando unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Samir Nasri.
The ball is crossed by Gael Clichy.
Free kick taken by Darryl Janmaat.
Aleksandar Kolarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Remy Cabella.
Paul Dummett makes a clearance.
Shot by Samir Nasri. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
Yaya Toure restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevan Jovetic.
Gael Clichy makes a clearance.
Francisco Fernando manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Stevan Jovetic by Darryl Janmaat results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Remy Cabella on Aleksandar Kolarov.
The referee gets the match started.
Pardew ready to make tough calls
Alan Pardew has insisted he will not shy away from the tough decisions as he attempts to bring tangible success to Newcastle.
The 53-year-old manager ended last season firmly in the firing line when he was booed by his own fans at St James' Park with the campaign drawing to a disappointing conclusion.
It was he who bore the brunt of the criticism after Yohan Cabaye's January exit for Paris St Germain prompted an alarming slump in form, and his cause was not helped by his own disciplinary problems after he head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler.
A summer spending spree, which has seen owner Mike Ashley sanction the acquisition of nine new arrivals to date, has helped to dilute some of the ire on Tyneside, but Pardew will return to the dug-out for the visit of champions Manchester City on Sunday with bridges still to be built.
However, asked if he feels he has been given a second chance by supporters, he said: "I've been here long enough not to have to play politics with the fans.
"I think they know I'm an honest person, I think they know that I work hard, because I do, to try to achieve success at this club.
"I'm going to stay and bring that honesty onto the pitch. I have to make tough decisions at this club. I'll make the ones I think are right to take this club as close as we can to winning something or to get us as close as we can to the Champions League or even into the Champions League at some stage.
"I need to grow the team and build it as I go. At the back end of last season, I felt the team was nowhere near that.
"We had to improve it and we have. Now I've got to make sure that's replicated in results."
Pardew will be without midfield enforcer Cheick Tiote and summer signing Siem De Jong through injury, but with Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Facundo Ferreyra and Ayoze Perez also on board, he believes he has a strong hand.
He said: "I've nothing to moan about now in terms of what's happened this summer. We have got a strong squad, perhaps the biggest and best I've ever had in terms of options, so we are in a great position."
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (groin) has not been ruled of Sunday's Barclays Premier League opener at Newcastle but new signing Eliaquim Mangala will not feature.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned Newcastle that the champions intend to hit the ground running this season.
In both their Barclays Premier League title successes of 2012 and 2014 City needed to wait until the final day of the campaign to secure the crown.
Last year their away form in the early part of the season proved problematic as they lost four of their first six games on the road.
Pellegrini put that down to the players' lack of familiarity with his attacking philosophy but he is confident of avoiding a repeat as the title defence begins at St James' Park on Sunday.
The Chilean said: "We must improve the first part of the season last year - it was very bad, especially playing away. I hope it will not be so bad.
"We had so many good things last year but that maybe is one of them we will not repeat.
"We were starting the season with a new style of playing. Maybe people didn't believe we could continue playing that same way but one of the most important things when we won the title was that we continued playing that way.
"This year we know how to do it and we have new players that must understand the way we want to play."
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