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.