Manchester City vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews

Posted on March 30th, 2013 | 31 Comments |

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Manchester City and Newcastle United from the City of Manchester Stadium.

Manchester City v Newcastle United full match video.

Post match interviews.

Pardew bemoans coming up against a really good City team today and not being aggressive enough in the first half. However, he saw positive signs in the second half and assures fans he will have some top players back for Benfica.

“Todaya we maka de good performance” says Mancini.

Score and goalscorers.

Manchester City 4 (Tevez 40, Silva 45+2, Kompany 55, Y.Toure 69), Newcastle United 0 ().

Teams and match facts.

Manchester City (4-3-3-1): Joe Hart (G), Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (C, Javier Garcia 72), Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Samir Nasri (Sergio Aguero 70), Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko.

Subs: Costel Pantilmon (G), Kolo Toure, Aleksandar Kolarov, Javi Garcia, James Milner, Scott Sinclair, Sergio Aguero.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (G), Danny Simpson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (C, Gael Bigirimana 73), Yoan Gouffran (Dan Gosling 62), Moussa Sissoko, Gabriel Obertan (James Perch HT), Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Steve Harper (G), Curtis Good, James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Adam Campbell.

Yellow cards: Vurnon Anita (26), Yohan Cabaye (28),

Red cards: None.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancs.)

Attendance: 47,201.


NUFCBlog Author: workyticket workyticket has written 1091 articles on this blog.

Related Posts:

31 Responses

  1. I know it was all done and dusted at 3 – 0, but Elliot shouldn’t have been beaten at the near post like that – even with that slight deflection.

    If he’s hoping to ‘fend off’ Tim Krul’s return (as widely reported) I hope it’s not because the management have been filling his head full of nonsense to the effect that it’s a real possibility. There’s no way he’s good enough to replace Krul. I can imagine a scenario where fatso looks to offload Krul for a fat profit and installs Elliot as the first choice keeper (with gawd knows what as backup).

  2. So which of the above goals should Elliot have saved ?
    And i suppose the other seven shots on goal were all easy saves?
    Is that what you are saying?
    And maybe Krul would have done better ?
    Get real!

    As for Sissoko just doing his thing, the problem was he got little or no support when making his runs and i hope he continues to continue making them, as we seem unable to bring the ball upfield, the alternative being the long hoof, “Pardewball”

  3. DarthBroon says:
    March 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    “If he’s hoping to ‘fend off’ Tim Krul’s return (as widely reported) I hope it’s not because the management have been filling his head full of nonsense”

    Elliot, Woodman and Pardew are all bumming each other, and Stevie Taylor is Llambias’s bitch.

  4. chuck says:
    March 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    “So which of the above goals should Elliot have saved ?”

    The first one (could have cut the cross out as it passed in front of him). The fourth one (I’d have saved that). You’re responding to a post that leads off with me saying he should have saved the third and you’re asking me which goals I think he should have saved!?

    “And i suppose the other seven shots on goal were all easy saves?”

    Tell me about the other seven shots that HE personally saved.

    “And maybe Krul would have done better ?
    Get real!”

    Get lost! Blowhard.

    “As for Sissoko just doing his thing, the problem was he got little or no support when making his runs”

    He had an option on just about every run he made. He chose to go it alone EVERY time.

  5. Just looking at the highlights for the second goal.

    If he’d got a touch on the ball he might have ended up pushing it to Nasri – but he SHOULD have gotten his hand to it.

  6. I stopped watching after 60 minutes. I think that is the first time I have done that. I just thought it was a total surrender so I gave up as well.

  7. It’s time to take stock of exactly where we are at present.
    That would be fifteenth in the league, with two points ahead of Sunderland, both of us having seven games left amd twenty one points to play for.
    Which makes the derby game all the more important, right ?
    Below Sunderland are Villa and Wigan (the perenial survivors) on three points less than us, but both have a game in hand (though they both have a worse goal average)
    Of course I see little hope for Reading, though you can never count out Arry and QPR.
    Immediately above us we have two sides not doing that well who could also be in danger of the drop Norwich and Stoke, lets see.
    I do recall our relegation year, when Shearer and Quasimodo took over the reins, we had i believe eight gams to play and were too good a side to go down.
    Hey deja vu all over again, no one believes it could happen again, right ?
    Not after Ashley saw the writing on the wall, knew he’d screwed up and went out and bought almost twenty millions worth of Frenchies.
    Ok !
    Say things turned brown again and we had a repeat performance, what then ?
    Look i know no one wants to hear this, but the possibility is there, so what then ?
    Does he sell everyone, plus get rid of the club, one big dream gone up in dust ?
    Or like last time, keep everyone and ensure we get back as soon as possible, to the riches of the PL.
    And oh! a couple of weeks ago we had visions of winning the uefa cup, is it still a priority, hmmm. doubt it ?
    I believe Pardews job is on the line and that will be his priority, so it’s concentrate on the next seven games.
    We have got,
    West Brom.,
    West Ham,
    Not the toughest run in, but there are no guarantees.
    Let the games begin !

  8. <<<<<<<<<<, also thinks overtan needs to take a long hard look at himself disgracefull display

  9. <<<<<<<<<< also thinks its time to sack the physio and hire some1 that knows what there doing

  10. It is sort of a nightmare screnario for Pardew:

    The games we should win are the next two but they come after european games so he has to make a decision of whether to field a weakened team on Thursday.

    The other 2 home games are Liverpool and Arsenal which we will be lucky to get a point from.

    Our away form is terrible, 2nd worst? We could easily get beat by West Brom and West Ham (Dont you think Fat Sam would like to stick the knife in Fat Ash). Then QPR hopefully will be relegated already.

    We need fit players. Pardew and his big mouth saying we were safe. He has brought this on himself.

  11. I still dont think we will get relegated. We will get at least one surprise result and one of the other teams will go on a worse run than us – probably the mackems.

  12. GS says:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:16 am

    “Our away form is terrible, 2nd worst? We could easily get beat by West Brom and West Ham (Dont you think Fat Sam would like to stick the knife in Fat Ash). Then QPR hopefully will be relegated already.”

    Fat Sam sending Carroll to put us to the sword like he did with West Brom today would certainly piss us all off a bit GS.

  13. Mackems sacked O’Neill? I say snap him up and fire Pardew. We all know what O’Neill is capable of at Celtic and Aston Villa.

  14. this chump should have been sacked at christmas, he has been backed by the board with money, and he still can’t do it.
    fair enough, even the most optimistic fan would have written city away off, but the manner of the defeat was hard to take.
    we were two nil down before we even tried to start playing, and all that did, was have city catch us on the counter attack.

    it just makes the wigan result look more like an epic fail, martin o’neill has been sacked, and he has had nowhere near the backing, our gobs***e of a manager has.
    i would wait till the end of the season, and get rid of him, it’s pathetic that chris hughton was sacked, when he was doing nowhere near as bad as pardew.
    pardew is a disgrace, he’s normally full of excuses, but yesterday, all he did was praise city.
    alan you made them look like world beaters, and they haven’t been that good lately.
    the time has come to get rid of this pathetic “walter mitty” of a manager, at the end of the season.

  15. Laurent Blanc, thats who we should be signing, perfect manager for our French contingent.

    Actually i heard De Canio, the Italian fascist, or Di Matteo.

    Moyes has said something to the effect, if they dont make it into Europe this season, he would reconsider signing a new contract.
    Now there are rumors he could be in the sights of Chelsea, but i have a feeling Morinho is slated for that role.

    Would be an ideal manager for this club, but would probably demand a certain amount of control and a few more bob than Pardew (who would be lucky to have a job anywhwhere, were it not for his obvious compliance)
    I’m sure by now Moyes is tired of making do, and would like to win something, or at least compete with the top clubs in Europe.
    Promise him that and you got yourself a manager who would probably deserve an eight year contract.
    But would Ashley be willing to both relinquish the present control he exercises (needs yes men) and pay him the going rate.
    If the opportunity did in fact arise (and now that he realises a winning side earns more dosh than a mediocre one} he would be foolish not to attempt to hire him.

  16. Getting back to our seasons run in.
    Considering it’s not as bad as some of the other sides involved.
    However, those fighting for survival, are as likely to fight harder than those who are in a safe position.
    Namely QPR and our neighbors down the road.
    Fulham? possibly a draw.
    Sunderland? a win is imperative.
    West Brom.? a draw would be acceptable.
    Liverpool? see above.
    West Ham? Sam will be looking for his pound of flesh.
    QPR? never underestimate Arry.
    Arsenal? still looking for that european spot.

    A possible ten outta twenty one points should see us safe, but thats a best scenario situation.

    Hmmm ! wonder if Ashley regrets not bringing in those winter signings earlier ?

    And following yesterdays display, still has faith in the man he has to depend on to ensure survival.
    After all he would look stupid if he were to fire him at this stage, but stranger things have happened.
    Like hiring Shearer and quasimodo out of desperation.
    Still a slow learning curve.

  17. chuck says:
    March 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    “I’m sure by now Moyes is tired of making do, and would like to win something, or at least compete with the top clubs in Europe.”

    Chuck, I can understand why your saying that, lots of people do because Everton kept whining about it like spoiled brats, then the media kept repeating it until it became accepted. Actually though, it’s the biggest piece of bollocks ever, like alot of the guff Ashley and Llambias say.

    They were spouting guff like that when they paid £15 million+ for Marouane Fellaini, £12 million for Yakubu, £9 million for Andy Johnson, £9 million for Bilyaletdinov, £7 million for Kevin Mirallas, £7 million for Leighton Baines, £7 million for Heitinga, £5 or 6 million for Jelavic and roughly about the same for players like Lescott, Distin, Jagielka and so on…

    Laudrup (I know so don’t bother) won a trophy (his fifth as a manager) with a squad which cost a small fraction of Everton’s. David Moyes is about the same age as Pardew and like Pardew, he’s won F all. He’s a solid enough manager, but he’s no Alex Ferguson, who, incidentally, turned Aberdeen into a major European club with nothing like what Moyes has had at his disposal in all his years at Everton.

    Don’t get me wrong, he’s better than Pardew, but he isn’t quite as good as he’s made out to be, or thinks he is himself and he whines like a big girl.

  18. I think we will get 7-9 points and be safe. That’s about even with our average points per game of 1.07. We might even be the ones to have the biggest say in sending the Mackems down if we can win that game.

    If the Citeh game was a one off I wouldn’t feel so bad. It is just that it has happened so often this season. Where we basically haven’t turned up whether through team selection, tactics or lack of belief and motivation.

    You also can’t get truly excited about the prospects in any game. I think back to Reading and West Ham which we should have won at a canter. WE SHOULD NOT BE FAILING WITH A SQUAD FULL OF INTERNATIONALS.

    It is depressing that we can’t give Benfica a real go because we should be easily safe in the league by now. If we avoid a thumping on Thursday AND beat Fulham, perhaps we can get a bit more optimistic.

    Pardew is parping about players coming back for Thursday, but our understudies are all decent players. The bench was light yesterday but not the first team (bar Obertan). Also, I don’t even think Elliot has been bad in Krul’s absence.