Brave Newcastle Just Fail To Hold City


It was a Tyne Bridge too far for Newcastle against a very good Manchester City side today, as they went down to two goals from Yaya Toure, the second with just one minute to play.

The game was evenly posed throughout, until City got the all important first goal after 70 minutes.

Toure took the ball through and did a quick one-two with Aguyero, and then guided the ball beautifully into the back of the net with his right foot, a couple of inches inside Tim Krul’s left-hand post, to put Manchester City 1-0 up.

That was the all important first goal, and after that Newcastle came forward more, but of course they were leaving the back door open a bit.

City were able to create some chances in those last 20 minutes, and they missed at least two gilt edged opportunities to go further ahead.

On 82 minutes Toure headed wide from a right wing free kick, and then on 84 minutes Aguero somehow missed a great opportunity, when Tim Krul somehow got a touch to the ball to put it over for a corner, when it looked like the Argentine must score.

But then it was that man Toure again, on 89 minutes, when Cliche on the left wing, slipped the ball through to an unmarked Yaya Toure who smashed it into the back of the net to make the 3 points safe for City, and probably the Premier League title.

Newcastle had been caught short at the back and Toure was wide open.

Newcastle gave it all they had today, and they mounted another great rearguard action, but just couldn’t hold  on over those last 20 minutes.

Manchester City looked a good side today, and Newcastle completed a fantastic league campaign with this, their last home game of the season.

The lads were just a little unlucky towards the end of this game, but they have been fantastic all season – you cannot take that away from this Newcastle side.

We’ll have a full game report later.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Argh, posted just as a new one is posted.

    Great saves from Hart stopped us getting something from it.

    My only problem is 1. not changing to 4-3-3 and 2. taking off Ben Arfa so early.

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  • toonking

    May 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #2

    1st spur draw still

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  • pardew no 1

    May 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #3

    good game we can still get champions league pray

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 6, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #4

    @ Toonking ahhh I think you mean 2nd….

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  • Oleg G

    May 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Spurs look like they are playing with 12 players, not 10.

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  • toonking

    May 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    slow type

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  • Spuggy

    May 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Well done lads – proud of the fight today, they just did us for quality. No one really made a mistake it was just that extra bit of magic.

    Our final three games have just proved too much for us, we played with a lot of energy against Chelsea. Hopefully the fixtures will be a little kinder next season.

    Can’t wait to see our building programme continue in the summer as we definitely lack depth in quality.

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  • toonking

    May 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #8

    next week spurs must not win they can draw as long as we win arsenal is who must loose

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  • geordiesteve520

    May 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Think we worked hard today but for once we lacked some quality – we never really looked like threatening apart from a few small chances. Fair play to Man City, they controlled the game and took their chances. Still, good result at Villa has helped our cause, we can still make it – keep the faith.

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