Newcastle Put Up Brave Fight – But Lose 2-1 At The Etihad

Newcastle will stay in the bottom three (third bottom) throughout the International break having lost three of our first four league games to Tottenham, Chelsea, and today to Manchester City – all by a score of 2-1.

We have one point from our first four games – the worst start since we were relegated under Steve McClaren in 2016, and then we had only 3 points from our first 8 games before we finally got a win – 6-2 at home to Norwich City.

Hopefully, we will be a lot better off after 8 games this season.

The lads put up a good fight today but couldn’t stop City from scoring.

The first goal was due to a poor clearance from the returning Jamaal Lascelles and the ball went to Benjamin Mendy and then Sterling on the left cut inside and put the ball just inside the far post.

Man City players celebrate their second goal – scored by Kyle Walker

City had loads of possession as expected but they couldn’t add to the scoreline in the first 45 minutes as they were being frustrated by a well-organized Newcastle side.

Just 7 minutes after the break a quick move down the left led to Kyle Walker getting the ball and scoring just inside the left-hand post.

Rafa then brought off a limping Robert Kenedy and replaced him with Christian Atsu.

In the 65th minute, Dubravka distinguished himself with a terrific triple save from Fernandinho once and then twice from David Silva.

Manchester City continued on the attack but couldn’t add to their score so it was kind of a respectable result for Newcastle but another loss and we have now conceded 6 goals and scored only 3.

But you cannot say the Newcastle players didn’t work hard to take something from this game and hopefully against weaker sides than City – who have spent over 1B on players in the last 10 years since they were bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group,.

Newcastle have paid about  25 shillings on new players under Mike Ashley in the last 11 years.

Money may not be able to buy you love – but it does get you Premier League Titles, and both League and FA Cups – City can attest to that.

Newcastle will need to start picking up some wins starting against Arsenal at home in two weeks time.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, D Silva (Kompany, 89), Mahrez (Gundogan, 76), Sterling, Jesus (B Silva, 58), Aguero.
Subs not used: Muric, Delph, Otamendi, Foden.

Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark (Murphy, 80), Dummett; Perez, Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Atsu, 53); Rondon (Joselu 73).
Subs not used: Darlow, Muto, Sterry, Longstaff.

Goals: Sterling 7, Yedlin 30, Walker 52
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Attendance: 53,946

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7 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Sep 1, 2018 at 6:28 PM
    Comment #176

    I think longstaff will do good in the no. 10. I trained him as shadow strike in my FM18 save and he is developing very well.

    Finally rafa is playing kenedy as inside forward which I’ve been telling since last season. He scored many goals for me in my fm17 save as inside forward. Surprised rafa took so long to realise this.

    If people still converse with this obvious WUM then no wonder the blogs gone down the pan ffs!

    Seriously? Football Manager? Get a grip for fcuks sake

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #2

    He obviously believes the games motto eh

    Become a pro manager, live it in real time!

    Jesus wept what a knobber!

  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought it was a wind up Average

  • SredniVashtar

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Now come on average, football manager can be of some use!
    When I kept losing I just turned the difficulty level down from medium to easy. Why doesn’t Rafa just do that?

  • NY Mag

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I was wondering when someone was going to notice that comment
    He nearly got away with it!!

  • Bambams

    Sep 1, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Decent chat about our club on BT SPORT now

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 2, 2018 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #7

    I wasnt sure if he was serious or not! So I just said that longstaff wasn’t a 10 IMO 🙂


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