MANCHESTER. Manchester City tops Newcastle United with a 2-0 win with a goal from P. Foden (15′) and a goal from B. Silva (67′). Manchester City took advantage of its better ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Simon Hooper with the collaboration of Adrian Holmes and Simon Long. The 4th official was Anthony Taylor. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 5.5 degrees Celsius or 41.97 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.
- 56 Ball Possession 44
- 11 Total 5
- 3 On Target 2
- 6 Off Target 1
- 2 Shots blocked 2
- 83 Attack 71
- 30 Dangerous attack 30
- 116 Ball safe 100
- 7 Free Kicks 7
- 0 Penalties 0
- 2 Corners 3
- 8 Total 13
- 1 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 1 Substitutions 5
Manchester City had a strong ball possession 57% while Newcastle United was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was more pushing with 48 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 11 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Newcastle United shot 5 times, 2 on target, 1 off target.
Manchester City received 2 yellow cards (Nathan Aké and Erling Haaland). Talking about the opposition, Newcastle United received 4 yellow cards (Joelinton, Dan Burn, Bruno Guimarães and Jamaal Lascelles).
After this match, Manchester City will have 58 points to remain in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Newcastle United will stay with 41 points to hold in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Manchester City will play away with Everton on the 13th of May with a 19-12 head to head record in favor of Manchester City (7 draws).
Newcastle United will play away agasint Leeds United on the 13th of May with a 3-2 head to head stats in favor of Newcastle United (3 draws).
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, Kyle Walker , Manuel Akanji , Rúben Dias , Nathan Aké , Rodri , İlkay Gündoğan , Phil Foden , Kevin De Bruyne , Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland .
The home team had on the bench: Kalvin Phillips, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis, Julián Álvarez, Stefan Ortega, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.
Manchester City made only 1 change substituting Kevin De Bruyne for Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (65′).
Best player: Jack Grealish
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Manchester City was Jack Grealish even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 45 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 18. He performed 2 crosses.
Newcastle United – Formation
Newcastle United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Eddie Howe played with: Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier , Jamaal Lascelles , Sven Botman , Dan Burn , Sean Longstaff , Bruno Guimarães , Joelinton , Miguel Almirón , Callum Wilson and Anthony Gordon .
These were the players on the bench: Joe Willock, Martin Dúbravka, Javier Manquillo, Alexander Isak , Jacob Murphy , Elliot Anderson, Allan Saint-Maximin , Matt Ritchie and Matt Targett .
Newcastle United made 5 changes: Anthony Gordon for Allan Saint-Maximin (62′), Callum Wilson for Alexander Isak (63′), Sean Longstaff for Joseph Willock (63′), Miguel Almirón for Jacob Murphy (77′) and Dan Burn for Matt Targett (87′).
Best player: Bruno Guimarães
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Newcastle United was Bruno Guimarães.
His rating iswith 46 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers – Tottenham Hotspur – 1-0
- Southampton – Leicester City – 1-0
- Manchester City – Newcastle United – 2-0
- Chelsea – Leeds United – 1-0
- Brighton & Hove Albion – West Ham United – 4-0
- Aston Villa – Crystal Palace – 1-0
- Arsenal – AFC Bournemouth – 3-2