Newcastle played well tonight and were solid for the first 90 minutes, when we held Manchester City to 0-0, and had some decent chances to score during the game.
Mike Williamson in action tonight
In the first half both Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse had decent chances to score, and if anything Newcastle were the better side in that first half.
It was more even in the second half and the game after 90 minutes ended at 0-0.
But it was the old story and in extra time the Manchester City attack penetrated the Newcastle defense twice thopruihg Dzeko and Negredo in just five minutes to put the result beyond doubt.
Newcastle tried to come back into the game, and after 23 minutes of extra time a good shot by Ben Arfa was cleared off the line by Joleon Lescott.
The full time whistle was blown .and for the 13th time in the last 15 games against Manchester City, we lost the game.
And not only that, but the players could now be tired for the upcoming tough league game against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
It was a good effort by our lads but at the end of the day it’s another defeat.
We’ll have a full report out of the game out very soon.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara (Paul Dummett 46, Hatem Ben Arfa 81); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi (Yohan Cabaye 67), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Loic Remy
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Costel Pantilimon; Micah Richards (Pablo Zabaleta 83), Dedryck Boyata, Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov; Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell (David Silva 65); James Milner, Stevan Jovetic (Alvaro Negredo 11), Jesus Navas; Edin Dzeko
Subs not used: Joe Hart, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri
Referee: Neil Swarbrick