After the bitter departure in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola made four changes in 1: 3 in Madrid: Zinchenko, Gündogan, Sterling and Gralish began for Walker, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez and Foden.
After the 0-1 at Liverpool, Eddie Howe switched to three positions in the starting eleven Newcastles: Schär, Shelvey and Willock gave way for Lascelles, Longstaff and Wood.
Sterling opened, burns compensation does not count
City started dominant as usual and had the first top chance in the tenth minute, the laporte. Just five minutes later, a defensive colleague missed the second great possibility of the Skyblues with Cancelo, which was only successful shortly afterwards: Gündogan served Cancelo, who crossed Sterling, who in turn nodding from a short distance (19th). But at that point, Newcastle also had his moments and achieved the supposed compensation by Burn, but in front of Bruno Guimaraes was offside.
It was the last offensive sign of life of the guests who were lucky in the 34th minute that the last ball of a wonderful combination of the favorite did not find a buyer. A failure that made the laport forgot shortly afterwards by using a dust into the 2-0 half-time lead (38th).
Even after the break, the picture did not change. The Citizens remained the much more dangerous team and after a good quarter of an hour in the person of Rodri (61.). Even the decision initially did not pretend to turn back a gear. Instead, Zinchenko missed the fourth goal a few minutes later (68th).
Skyblues succeeds possible preliminary decision
In the final phase, City then took back a bit, which is why the guests came to the best chance of the game: Ederson parried against Joker Wilson (83.). Attacredly from the possibility of Wilson, the home side struck again – and that was twice: First the substitute Foden himself (90th), before he prepared the end of Sterlings together with Geralish (90.+3).
Due to the 5-0 win, the Skyblues sit three points in front of Liverpool (only 1-1 against Tottenham on Saturday) and end up in the title fight. And in two ways: The goal difference is now also better than that of the Reds.
The next step on the way to the championship can go on Wednesday evening (9:15 p.m.) at the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Newcastle is only challenged again on May 16. Arsenal is a guest in St. James’ Park at 9 p.m.
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