Newcastle´s Second Half Surrender – Hammered 6-1 At The Etihad

Newcastle started this game well and we were competitive with Manchester City in the first half after we went ahead with a very good goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic after 18 minutes and we were the better side for the first 30 minutes of this game.

And then just before half time on 42 minutes Aguero scored as the home side came back into the game – but then in the second half City fired five goals in the first 17 minutes to rip the Newcastle defense apart – and it could have been worse..

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Sergio Aguero – scored five goals in just 20 minutes

It was one of the worst 45 minutes of football Newcastle have played for a very long time and we were ripped apart by Manchester City and Aguero scored two goals in the first 5 minutes of the second half.

Kevin De Bruyne added one after 53 minutes and it was Aguero again who scored a couple more after 60 minute and 62 minutes to put Manchester 6-1 ahead.

Sergio Aguero scored his five goals all in 20 minutes of play – and the Newcastle defense was simply shocking – and Kevin Mbabu went off the field with a hamstring pull and he will be out a few weeks.

Kevin seems to pick up a lot of injuries.

In the last five games against City we had conceded 17 goals and scored none, so at least we scored a goal today and the first half performance was very good.

When we were 1-0 up Mitrovic had ane excellent chance to put us 2-0 up but Joe Hart saved his effort and we scored a goal that was flagged for offside, but we couldn´t see which Newcastle player was offside.

The second half performance was a disgrace – and who doesn´t know the Newcastle defense is not good enough for the Premier League?

Why we didn’t bring in another top center back we have no idea.

We brought just two defenders in over the summer and Lascelles isn’t ready yet for first team football.

The second half reminded us of the first half back in February of 2011 when were 4-0 down against Arsenal after just 26 minutes – although we did come back in that game.

This second half display will send alarm bells off at Newcastle and Steve McClaren who was fired by Derby County only two weeks before Lee Charnley and company hired him at Newcastle – will now be under the microscope.

Our players completely collapsed once Manchester City went ahead and heads were seen to drop and this could have been a lot worse score than it ended up.

And this second half performance was served up just before the two week International break.

Our next game is against Norwich City at home and then Sunderland away – and the Black Cats will think they can make it six wins in a row after seeing this pathetic Newcastle performance.

This could well be a disaster season for Newcastle if our players and the coaching staff don´t get a grip very soon – and Mike Ashley has every right to ask what did Newcastle get for the £52M we paid out for four new players in the summer.

We lacked guts and spirit in the second half and there is never any excuse for that – especially at Newcastle United.

As we said Newcastle were very good in that first half but simply fell apart in the final 45 minutes and Alan Sherer tweeted this at half time.

But any head coach watching this will know that Newcastle can be beaten even when they go behind.

Steve McClaren had talked all week about the inconsistency at Newcastle and we saw it in one game today – very good in the first half – almost pathetically poor in the second half.

If there are not alarm bells going off in the corridors of power at Newcastle United, there should be.

This was not good enough and that second half surrender was little short of a disgrace.

Sunderland drew 2-2 against West Ham and Newcastle go bottom of the league table on goal difference which is now -11 – and we have just 3 points from our first 8 games and in the last 19 league games we have just one win and four draws.

This is not what we expected this season and Newcastel fans will be numb after this seocnd half display.

Teams:

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu (Lascelles, 52); Sissoko (Tiote, 66), Anita, Gouffran (Thauvin, 66), Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic. Subs not used: Elliot, Williamson, de Jong, Cisse.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva (Iheanacho, 75), Sterling (Navas, 46), De Bruyne, Aguero (Bony, 66). Subs not used: Caballero, Demichelis, Sagna, M Garcia.

Goals: Mitrovic 18, Aguero 42, 49, 50, 60, 62, de Bruyne 53

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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