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Chris Bevan

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    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.

    For a developing match report go here. 

    And you can get reaction from this game, plus all the other 15:00 BST matches here. 

    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.

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    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.

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    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.


    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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  11. 'McClaren has to be under pressure'

    Man City 6-1 Newcastle

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker on Final Score

    Steve McLaren

    "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."

  12. 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.

    Aguero graphic
    Image caption: Green squares show successful passes, red square unsuccessful pass.
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    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.

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    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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    Make that five Gary.

  17. 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."

  19. 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.

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    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."

  23. 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."  

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    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.

  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.

  30. 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
  31. 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

    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."


    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."  


    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.


    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.


    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.

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    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.

  40. 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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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle have not done much attacking recently but they continue to look dangerous when they do come forward - Georginio Wijnaldum's shot from the edge of the box would have been a lot more dangerous had it not been straight at Joe Hart.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    More City pressure ends with another City shot. This time it is Fernandinho who has a pop but his effort from 25 yards out bounces wide of Tim Krul's right-hand post.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Jimmy Armfield

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

     "Tim Krul hasn't had much to do and that will be the worrying thing for Pellegini. They are just not making the chances they were earlier in the season."  

    Raheem Sterling

    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Vurnon Anita flies into a 50-50 tackle on Pablo Zabaleta and becomes the first player to be booked by referee Kevin Friend. City have a free-kick, 30 yards, out which Newcastle somehow put behind.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Better by City, and Sergio Aguero's best moment of the match so far - he runs on to Fernandinho's pass and lets fly with a low shot from the edge of the box that fizzes just wide.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    City come forward again, and again fail to get a shot away. Again Raheem Sterling makes the mistake, failing to put enough on his pass to Aleksandar Kolarov - those two are not linking up too well on the left right now.

    Raheem Sterling vies for the ball
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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    City feeble at the back and frustrated going foward. This time Raheem Sterling is stopped by a hobbling Daryl Janmaat, and then fouls the Newcastle full-back.

    The Magpies are good value for their lead at the moment.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Here's that Newcastle goal in graphical form... Aleksandar Mitrovic's first goal for Newcastle looks fairly simple, but there was a touch of class in Georginio Wijnaludum's neat knock back as well as the finish.

    Aleksandar Mitrovic goal
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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    City torn apart again and Joe Hart saves them, again. There were three Newcastle players in space in the area this time. Ayoze Perez was offside when he ran through, but the flag stayed down and that would have counted.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    City are all over the place at the back and the linesman's flag rescues them when Ayoze Perez gets on the end of a cross from the right. Newcastle keep coming forward and another delivery from the same flank is nodded over by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

    Sergio Aguero looks on
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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    The last time Newcastle came to Etihad Stadium, in February, they were 3-0 down by this stage. Things are very different at the moment.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Graeme Le Saux

    Former England defender on Final Score

      "Mitrovic has excellent movement, he anticipates the situation well and you saw all his qualities on display in that goal."  

    Newcastle celebrate
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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    The Newcastle fans are making all the noise at Etihad Stadium at the moment, as you would expect.

    On the pitch, the Magpies get behind City's defence again but Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez are both offside. Joe Hart saves Perez's shot anyway.

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    Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    That goal was Newcastle's first away from home in the Premier League this season.

  55. GOAL - Man City 0-1 Newcastle

    Aleksandar Mitrovic (17 mins)

    Aleksandar Mitrovic bags his first Newcastle goal since his £13m summer move from Anderlecht, and it is a lovely stooping nodded finish. It owes a lot to Georginio Wijnaldum's composed cross from the left, too, because it looked like City had cleared the danger after Kevin Mbabu had got past Pablo Zabaleta and put in the initial delivery.

    Mitrovic celebrates
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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Good defending by Newcastle this time, with Chancel Mbemba standing firm as Raheem Sterling darts into the box. Moments later, Mbemba is at it again, stopping Kevin de Bruyne in his tracks.

    Sterling and Mbemba

    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Just as it looked like City were getting on top, Newcastle go close.

    Kevin Mbabu's clever bending ball into the box finds Aleksandar Mitrovic running into space but he does not get enough on his first time shot to beat Joe Hart - he tried to flick it over him, but Hart read it well.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle have still had more possession - 58% of it - but it is City who are threatening more when they come forward. Another precise passing move ends with an Aleksandar Kolarov cross that Sergio Aguero gets on the end of but sees his header blocked.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Another sniff for City. Kevin Mbabu switches off as a ball drops towards the edge of the area and David Silva is on to it, lobbing the onrushing Tim Krul but seeing his shot clear the bar.

    Kevin Mbabu and David Silva
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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Much better from City here - Newcastle survive, but I'm not sure how...

    Tim Krul can only parry Kevin de Bruyne's free-kick and David Silva pulls it back for Fernando, who cannot get much power behind his shot from point-blank range. Krul is up to save again and the Magpies eventually scramble it clear.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    The long ball up to Aleksandar Mitrovic looks like it will be a regular Newcastle tactic today, and he is putting himself about well.

    City are trying to be a bit more intricate but a neat move ends when Aleksandar Kolarov bends in an inviting low cross without a single team-mate in the area to get near it. Kolarov waggles his finger accusingly because Raheem Sterling checked his run.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    City have not really got going in attack yet. Kevin de Bruyne tries a quick one-two with Raheem Sterling down the left but puts the ball straight out of play.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle are seeing more of the ball in the opening couple of minutes. They are pushing plenty of men forward too and Daryl Janmaat has just played in a dangerous low cross from the right, forcing Nicolas Otamendi to put the ball behind for a corner.

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    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle Moussa Sissoko has the first shot on goal, within the first 30 seconds, but the whistle had already gone for a foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic on City defender Nicolas Otamendi.

    Sissoko's shot from the edge of the area flew over in any case.

  65. KICK-OFF

    Man City 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle get us under way.

    A Manchester City fan holds an umbrella marked "Where's Wally"
  66. Gouffran in the middle

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    No dogs or skateboards on the pitch at Etihad Stadium but, from the way Newcastle are lining up, it looks like Yoan Gouffran will play in central midfield, not on in his preferred position on the wing.

    Kick-off is just seconds away...

  67. Picture of the day

    Man City v Newcastle

    Yes, you're seeing that right, it's a dog on a skateboard at Etihad Stadium  

    A dog on a skateboard at the Etihad Stadium
  68. The players are in the tunnel...

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

  69. Avoiding a 117-year record

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Newcastle have a big incentive to go for the three points too. Only once in their history, in 1898-99, have they failed to win any of their opening eight league matches. In that campaign, they actually went 10 games without a victory but still avoided relegation. 

  70. Back to the top of the table?

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    It was extremely foggy in Manchester this morning, and a bit chilly too. It has not warmed up much in the last few hours, and is still overcast at Etihad Stadium, but visibility is a lot better now. 

    City have a clear target in their sights too because they can go back to the top of the table if they pick up at least a point. They will really want a win, though.

  71. Newcastle team news

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Newcastle make one change from the team that drew with Chelsea last weekend. Jack Colback misses out because of a calf injury and is replaced by Yoan Gouffran, who is likely to play on the left with Georginio Wijnaldum coming into the middle.

    Another Magpies midfielder, Cheick Tiote, is back from a knee injury and is on the bench.

    Starting XI: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu, Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic 

    Subs: Elliot, Lascelles, Williamson, Tiote, Thauvin, de Jong, Cisse

    Newcastle line-up
  72. Man City team news

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Pablo Zabaleta makes his first start of the season for Manchester City after recovering from a knee injury - the Argentina right-back's only other action came as a last-minute substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday. 

    Eliaquim Mangala is also fit enough to return at centre-half and Fernando comes in for the injured Yaya Toure in midfield. 

    In attack, City's £116m forward line of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne play together in the Premier League for the first time. 

    Starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero

    Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Sagna, M.Garcia, Navas, Bony, Iheanacho 

    Man City line-up
  73. Take on Lawro

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)


    Mark Lawrenson thinks this match will end in a 2-0 win for City. "The Magpies were much better in their draw against Chelsea but I think Steve McClaren is right to tell his side's fans that there is going to be more pain before things improve significantly," reckons our football expert.

    Take on Lawro - and football fans from across the world - by having your say on all of this weekend's fixtures in our football predictor game.

  74. Man City's favourite opponents?

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    I bet that McClaren stat has given Newcastle fans a lift, but they are probably aware of their team's dismal record against City, who are unbeaten against the Magpies in their past 17 league meetings (W15 D2)

    That is City's longest-ever run without defeat against a single opponent in the Premier League, and dates back to almost exactly 10 years ago: 24 September 2005, when Michael Owen's goal gave Newcastle a 1-0 victory at St James' Park.

    This fixture is not all doom and gloom for Newcastle mind - they beat City in the Capital One Cup last year.

    Newcastle fact
  75. 'McClaren has never lost to Man City'

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Etihad Stadium

    Steve McClaren

    "Steve McClaren never lost to Manchester City in eight games against them as Middlesbrough boss. It'll be a tremendous result for him - and Newcastle - if that run continues here.

    "Visitors to the Etihad often come to stifle City, yet the Magpies' best hopes might lie in giving it an attacking go, with the potentially promising partnership of Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic up against a home defence that will again be without captain Vincent Kompany.

    "City have lost successive Premier League games since being beaten at home by a team that wears black and white stripes. Losing to Juventus was much more easily forgiven than losing this would be."

  76. Newcastle need to get back on track

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    If City's season has been threatening to come off the rails, Newcastle's is yet to leave the station. 

    Along with north-east neighbours Sunderland, the Magpies are one of only two teams in the top four divisions in England yet to record a league win - Steve McClaren's side have picked up just three points from three draws so far, and were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Sheffield Wednesday.

    Hang on, though, could McClaren's luck be about to change?

  77. Man City: Coming off the rails?

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    All aboard the Manuel Pellegrini Express? Erm, maybe not...

    Manchester Citybegan the season like the proverbial train but they have hit the buffers in spectacular style with defeats against West Ham and Tottenham in the past fortnight.

    Man City v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Wednesday's last-gasp Champions League winover Borussia Monchengladbachwas a much-needed lift for Pellegrini's men but now they need to follow that up with a positive Premier League result too.

    Defeat would more than just dent their title aspirations - it would mean three league losses in a row for the first time since autumn 2008, right at the start of the big-spending Sheikh Mansour era at Etihad Stadium.

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