Hello and welcome to our live blog bringing you coverage of Newcastle’s trip to Manchester City tonight.
The Magpies faced huge criticism after the defeat to Brentford in the League Cup as Steve Bruce admitted the team deserved the stick after their limp exit.
It gets no easier for the Magpies as they take on the Citizens, who have won 11 in a row in the Premier League in this fixture.
Newcastle are without star man Allan Saint-Maximin and captain Jamaal Lascelles as the pair recover from COVID-19.
Kick-off is at 8pm – we’ll bring you all the build-up, team news, live-action and post-game reaction.
62 mins: MCI 2-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Sterling goes down under a challenge from Yedlin – the referee waves away appeals, and VAR backs the call.
Ritchie has just pulled back Cancelo – booked.
61 mins: MCI 2-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
NUFC have responded well
The corner ends up with Miguel Almiron who puts it back into the box, Ake clears from Schar but only as far as Murphy – he moves forward and goes for goal.
60 mins: MCI 2-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Yedlin wins a corner…
Yedlin breaks into the City half, Murphy picks it up and plays it back to the full-back.
The cross is deflected out.
59 mins: MCI 2-0 NEWKEY EVENT
59 mins: CITY! OFF THE POST
City break down the United left and the ball is belted into the six-yard box, Sterling can’t find his feet so it just hits him but into the path of Bernardo Silva who sees his shot deflected onto the post.
Corner is cleared.
58 mins: MCI 2-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Frustration for #nufc is, when it’s come to it, they’ve made errors in the crucial moments in their own box and City are ruthless enough to punish. Had so many opportunities to clear the ball in the build-up to Torres’ goal there. City have not had to be anywhere near their best
55 mins: GOAL! MAN CITYKEY EVENT
55 mins: GOAL! MAN CITY! TORRES
City were just starting to probe – we see Fernandez clear a cross, Clark then block a shot before Miggy fails to clear his lines and the ball is put back into the box. Fernandez clears it but only as far as Torres and he puts it home.
Torres gets his goal. Fernandez cleared straight to him. A gift. Man City don’t need favours like that
51 mins: MCI 1-0 newKEY EVENT
51 mins: CHANCE! MURPHY
Joelinton wins the ball on half-way and Miggy can play Murphy in.
The winger is isolated but drives forward before firing on goal – it was a decent effort and Ederson had to be alert.
Murphy has #nufc ‘s first shot on target! Ederson gathers.
50 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
50 mins: CHANCE! CITY
De Bruyne whips a free-kick in and Josh Stones has a free header but saves NUFC’s blushes by heading back across goal as opposed to on goal.
49 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Murphy nearly puts Joelinton in
Murphy drives forward, his boot comes off, he continues and very nearly puts Joelinton into the box.
The winger then continues to chase after the ball – despite the fact he’s wearing one boot.
48 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Hayden is down…
The midfielder looks in pain as he is caught late by Gündogan. No caution for the City man.
KICK-OFF: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Can NUFC upset the odds? Here is hoping!
HT: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
HT: MCI 1-0 NEW
The corner comes to nothing.
Man City lead at the break.
45 mins + 2: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Corner to come…
Murphy actually whips this ball in and it goes across the box, and is cleared for a corner.
45 mins + 1: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Hayden fouled about 35 yards out – Matt Ritchie stands over it.
45 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Cancelo nearly in…
Sterling picks out Cancelo who easily breaks free into the box – the touch is a tad heavy and it goes out for a goal-kick.
Two minutes of added time.
44 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
De Bruyne plays Sterling into the box and United are thankful that he takes too long on the ball.
The corner comes in, Joelinton clears it.
41 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
41 mins: CHANCE! SCHAR
The corner comes in but it is cleared to the back where Miggy picks it up. His cross is knocked on by Joelinton and it’s just beyond Schar.
40 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
United corner to come
Yedlin whips in a ball from the right and Miggy is stretching to meet it – Stones puts it over the bar.
38 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Another corner to come…
Joelinton clears this one, second to come.
37 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
37 mins: CHANCE! STERLING
Sterling races into the box and fires at goal – Ritchie deflects it wide.
35 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
35 mins: SAVE! DARLOW
De Bruyne is into the box with only Darlow to beat – the keeper stands strong and saves the effort.
Darlow stops one of the best in the world. De Bruyne races clear but Darlow blocks with his leg
24 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
24 mins: SAVE! DARLOW!
NUFC are hit on the counter and the defence are soooo slow!
Torres is the man with the ball and travels into the box with Schar afraid to get a foot in – thankfully the shot is timid and Darlow can collect.
22 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Clash of heads…
Lovely worked corner here as Gündogan is played in and the ball is crossed towards Stones – Clark is very brave and gets a head to it.
He went down, thankfully back up and okay.
22 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Fernandez gets a foot in
De Bruyne plays Sterling into the box, Fernandez blocks the cross – corner to come.
20 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWKEY EVENT
20 mins: SAVE! DARLOW
De Bruyne sees Darlow off his line and goes for the back post – the keeper backtracks and tips it wide.
19 mins: MCI 1-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
All Man City…
This looks so ominous for Newcastle as City just keeping driving forward.
14 mins: GOAL! CITYKEY EVENT
14 mins: GOAL! CITY! GUNDOGAN!
Ritchie is caught napping and Sterling is into the box, he twists and turns and fires it into the feet of Gündogan – who fires into the net. Five men on the line.
Gundogan converts after Sterling’s cross and five or six #nufc players helpless to stop it.
13 mins: MCI 0-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Good bit of play by United
Hayden and Yedlin play a one-two on the right, Miggy then has it in the middle of the park and spreads it to Ritchie on the left but his cross is poor.
10 mins: MCI 0-0 NEWAndrew Musgrove
Joelinton is down rubbing his hip – looks like the smallest of contact with Josh Stones.
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Man City corner to come…
Sterling is played down the City left and his cross into the box is cleared over the bar by Fabian Schar.