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Summary

  1. Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero
  2. Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu, Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic

Live Reporting

By Chris Bevan

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

City score six, Sergio Aguero scores five. Newcastle are bottom of the table. None of this looked on the cards at 3.35pm, but it has been a remarkable afternoon at Etihad Stadium.

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Sergio Aguero
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Man City 6-1 Newcastle

It is City who almost end the game with another goal, though. They break quickly and Jesus Navas sees his dinked cross only just elude birthday boy Kelechi Iheanacho, who turned 19 today.

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

We are into stoppage time - and there will be four minutes of it. Newcastle have a corner, which their fans greet as if it were a goal.

Steve McLaren
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Man City 6-1 Newcastle

It has just been announced over the Etihad tannoy that Sergio Aguero is the man of the match. Nobody will be surprised by that decision.

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Still no more goals since Sergio Aguero left the pitch, although Wilfried Bony just went close when he got on the end of another Kevin de Bruyne cross.

YELLOW CARD

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Newcastle are still trying to attack even if this game is long over - they have a free-kick out on the left after Pablo Zabaleta is booked for a foul on Ayoze Perez.

6 - Sergio Aguero has scored as many Premier League goals as Newcastle this season. Match.

Sergio Aguero
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Man City 6-1 Newcastle

I've missed a few Newcastle changes during that City goal rush but here is one by the home side - Kelechi Iheanacho replaces David Silva.

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Newcastle are in a state of shock at Etihad. All about damage limitation for them now, as City stroke the ball around before Wilfried Bony meets Aleksandar Kolarov's cross but cannot find the target.

'McClaren has to be under pressure'

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

Steve McLaren
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"I would have been happy to go off after a hat-trick! But Bony goes on and what a great opportunity to get a goal. 

"For Newcastle, it's not good enough. As a group of players they need to get together. This season they decided to change their manager. Was that the right appointment? Steve McClaren has to be under pressure."

Sensational Sergio

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

In a 20-minute period between the 42nd minute and the 62nd minute, Sergio Aguero had 10 touches and scored five goals. He did misplace one pass though. Sloppy.

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Green squares show successful passes, red square unsuccessful pass.

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

A reminder that Newcastle were 1-0 up until the 42nd minute. Sergio Aguero may be gone but City look in the mood to maintain the Magpies' punishment - Kevin de Bruyne bends in a shot from the left-hand side of the box that fizzes across the face of Tim Krul's goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Relief for Newcastle, because Sergio Aguero is coming off. Wilfried Bony is on instead.

Sergio Aguero applauds before being substituted
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Park my car at the station to get to London and Newcastle have conceded 4!

Make that five Gary.

GOAL - Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero (62 mins)

Robert Lewandowski eat your heart out - Aguero gets on the end of an enticing Kevin de Bruyne cross to turn the ball home at the back post. That is five goals for Aguero in 20 minutes.

Sergio Aguero
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Man City 5-1 Newcastle

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

  "These Newcastle supporters cannot believe what has happened here."

GOAL - Man City 5-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero (60 mins)

This is turning into something truly spectacular by Sergio Aguero. This time he picks up the ball near the left-hand corner of the area and picks his spot in the opposite corner of the net.

Sergio Aguero
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Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero is not finished yet either - he dashes to the near post to meet Aleksandar Kolarov's low cross, and sees his shot flash inches wide.

Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"The Newcastle defence has capitulated, it has been an absolute nightmare the beginning of this second half."

Smart work from Sergio

Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero has had five shots and has scored three of them. A decent afternoon's work, and an eight-minute hat-trick with his goals scored either side of half-time.

Sergio Aguero
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Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Graeme Le Saux

Former England defender on Final Score

 "Newcastle scored early and could have had a second but City have not got into their rhythm, they are in their flow now and Newcastle have to resist now for the next 10 minutes."  

Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Got your breath back yet? In between the third and fourth City goals, Newcastle made a change - Jamaal Lascelles replaced the injured Kevin Mbabu. Another Magpie, Moussa Sissoko, has also picked up a knock but he is OK to continue.

GOAL - Man City 4-1 Newcastle

Kevin de Bruyne (54 mins)

City are rampant, and what a goal this is. Jesus Navas is not known for his accurate crossing but he finds Kevin de Bruyne in space at the near post and the Belgian swivels to beat Tim Krul with a measured volley.

Kevin De Bruyne scores
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GOAL - Man City 3-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero (50 mins - hat-trick)

A matter of seconds later, it is 3-1, and Sergio Aguero has his hat-trick. David Silva's pass carves Newcastle's defence apart and Aguero runs through to coolly lift the ball over Tim Krul and into the corner.

Aguero celebrates scoring a hattrick
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GOAL - Man City 2-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero (49 mins)

Kevin Mbabu's mistake lets City in and Sergio Aguero takes over, cutting in to make space for a shot on the edge of the area that is deflected past Tim Krul.

Aguero scores his second
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Man City 1-1 Newcastle

City are on the attack at the start of the second half too, but Fernando's shot is blocked by Yoan Gouffran and bounces through to Tim Krul.

Chasing the goals

Manchester City 1-1 Newcastle

These were the average positions of both sets of players in the first half - you can see how City pushed more men forward to try to find a goal. Aleksandar Mitrovic (45) was often isolated up front for Newcastle but that did not seem to bother him.

Average positions
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KICK-OFF

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

City get the second half started. The home side have brought on Jesus Navas for Raheem Sterling - he will play down the right and Kevin de Bruyne has gone over to the left.

Kevin de Bruyne
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Man City 1-1 Newcastle

You will have to watch Match of the Day to really appreciate the cross by David Silva (21) but here is Sergio Aguero's equaliser in graphical form.

Aguero goal
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HALF-TIME

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"Newcastle can be satisfied with their first 45 minutes - they got the goal and Hart prevented what should have been a second from Mitrovic. City started to sparkle in the last 10 minutes, Aguero got the equaliser with Silva the provider.

"The problem for Steve McClaren is can his team reproduce their performance or will it be a repeat of last week when they played Chelsea."

HALF-TIME

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

Graeme Le Saux

Former England defender on Final Score

"Manchester City created quite a few chances early on, but Newcastle were standing up and looked good value."  

HALF-TIME

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

It's been a wide-open first 45 minutes - hopefully more of the same to come after the break.

Manuel Pellegrini
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Man City 1-1 Newcastle

Raheem Sterling's battle with Daryl Janmaat has been one of the highlights of the first half. The Dutch defender has won most of their duels but concedes a free-kick by the right-hand by-line on this occasion... Janmaat makes amends though, by making the clearance when the ball comes in.

YELLOW CARD

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

Fernandinho joins Vurnon Anita in Kevin Friend's notebook after wrestling Ayoze Perez to the floor as Newcastle look to counter.

INJURY TIME

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

There will be three minutes of injury time at the end of what has been a thoroughly entertaining first half.

Man City 1-1 Newcastle

That was Sergio Aguero's first goal in open play for 595 minutes, and his first of any kind in the Premier League for 465 minutes, since he scored against Chelsea on 16 August.

GOAL - Man City 1-1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero (41 mins)

At last, City find a way through. It is David Silva's cute cross from the right that opens Newcastle up, and Fernandinho unselfishly heads back across goal for Sergio Aguero to end his Premier League goal drought with a close range header.

Aguero scores for Manchester City
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