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# Group P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Manchester City
23
20
2
1
50
62
02 Manchester United
24
15
6
3
32
51
03 Chelsea
24
15
5
4
29
50
04 Liverpool
23
13
8
2
26
47
05 Tottenham Hotspur
23
13
5
5
25
44
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News Article  | English Premier League

City Down Newcastle To Go 15 Points Clear

English Premier League Report: Newcastle United v Manchester City 27 December 2017

By SL International - Dec 27, 2017 11:36 PM
English Premier League
 
Result: Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City
 
Date: 27 December 2017
 
Venue: St. James’ Park
 
Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night.
 
Keeping City at bay was always going to be a daunting task for Rafa Benitez’s men — and six minutes in, they were already left with hearts in mouths. Fernandinho whipped a delightful cross in from the left and Sergio Agüero met it at the far post, striking the frame of the goal.
 
10 minutes in, Pep Guardiola made his first substitution as Vincent Kompany went off, seemingly injured. Perhaps smelling blood, the Spaniard opted to bring on Gabriel Jesus in his place.
 
Sure enough, City continued to attack. In the 17th minute, Agüero met a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick with his head and forced a fine reaction save from Rob Elliot. Newcastle were arguably lucky not to have had Jacob Murphy sent off for the foul on Ilkay Gündogan that led to the set piece.
 
Agüero rattled the bar for the second time in the 30th minute with a powerful strike from well outside the box. By this time, it seemed only a matter of time before City broke the deadlock.
 
Indeed, it took them only one more minute. Raheem Sterling passed the ball to de Bruyne before bursting into the box to receive a lovely dink from the Belgian aimed back at him. From there, he squeezed the ball inside the near post.
 
Newcastle nearly grabbed a shock equaliser three minutes later as a result of Kyle Walker’s failure to clear the ball from a cross. However, Nicolás Otamendi scrambled Rolando Aarons’ chip off the line.
 
City maintained their dominance after the half-time break, heaping pressure on the Magpies’ defence.
 
De Bruyne rattled the post from distance at the 65 minute mark and Agüero pounced on the ball, slotting it into the net. However, the goal was disallowed for offside.
 
In the 75th minute, Dwight Gayle went down in the box looking for a penalty off Danilo, but was instead correctly handed a yellow card for diving by referee Andre Marriner.
 
The hosts pushed forward in search of an equaliser in the last few minutes, but Guardiola’s side held on for a victory which they thoroughly deserved — equalling the record of 11 consecutive away top flight wins.


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murendeni joe Dec 28, 2017 06:34 PM
Manchester city is definitely going win a league
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They talk of big six but we only see one, talk is still cheap!
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So soon its gone b 29 points
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Ntuthuko5110 Dec 28, 2017 11:00 AM
he is simply the best .he turned epl into a one horse race .epl is competive ,bt with pep epl is like german league now .jose is not the bad coach ,it just that pep is pep that all.
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100% zebra n dunusa hater Dec 28, 2017 09:55 AM
@Pep G junior kwaaaa ihihihi
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@Dladla_Sthe_Keise ihihihi tlitlitlitli
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Pep G junior Dec 28, 2017 09:14 AM
So tiki taka does work in EPL. I wonder where the mourinho cr7 lovers. Now imagine what messi would do to this cowish league
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Faysal Dec 28, 2017 08:33 AM
If city win another 10 games the league is for them
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Dladla_Sthe_Keise Dec 28, 2017 05:19 AM
Long walk to 50 points for other cows like Chelsea and Man u... By the time they reach 50,City will be on 70 pionts
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Zugo48 Dec 28, 2017 02:18 AM
@NHLOH...well said Citizen...i remember last season when you and I...were cornered by fellow bloggers claiming to be gods of Football saying "Pep is OVERRATED...Pep is a FAKE..Pep will FAIL in Englang...He will leave Epl empty HANDED"..Where are they now...Pep is BACK...this Coach is Unique...He's the greatest Coach I've ever witness in my life...He knows football not skop and Donorr...PARK THE BUS.I want the HATERS to Vomit when they watch him succeed at City.
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NHLOH Dec 28, 2017 12:48 AM
Mighty citizens kill them
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NHLOH Dec 28, 2017 12:46 AM
No more Pep haters
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Michaeltshigama Dec 28, 2017 12:37 AM
City should be the champions, period
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Michaeltshigama Dec 28, 2017 12:36 AM
I'm speechless about what i saw last nite
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timelessmessi Dec 28, 2017 12:28 AM
How can a team draw1 and win all to so called best leage where are the best teams of the best leage but keep in mind a team can come from championship need only one season with average squad second season are crowned preamership champs how contrudictive is that with seasoned top top top clubs watching shame bullish leage
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timelessmessi Dec 28, 2017 12:22 AM
Inglish teams r incopetant like spenish teams as they claim one horse race
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Schakos Dec 27, 2017 11:20 PM
City should have killed the game in the first half
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Come on you Magpies
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Realydoctor10 Dec 27, 2017 10:21 PM
Man City is still leading the log kikikiki man United is behind with Points

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