Manchester City v Newcastle United: Premier League – live! | premier league

Preamble

We all have different ways of trying to cure a hangover. A fry. The dog’s hair. Sleep. Anti-inflammatories. Korean pear juice. No more dog hair. A little too much dog hair. You shouldn’t go home now, that poor dog is almost bald.

For footballers, there is only one option – to get back on the grass and hope for the best. Anyone who has experienced the life of the mind knows that Manchester City’s savage Champions League defeat to Real Madrid has the ability to derail their challenge for the Premier League title. But it may well bolster their domestic resolve, as was the case three years ago when they recovered from a traumatic Champions League loss to Spurs to win their last five league games and fend off a rampant Liverpool .

We will know in the next few hours if the heads of City are still at the Bernabeu. Their mood will have been slightly boosted by Liverpool’s draw against Spurs last night. This means City have a small margin of error; they can now afford to draw their last four games. But they’ll be desperate to win today – partly to keep that draw in their back pocket, mostly to show they’re not hungover.

To start up 4 p.m.

24 min: Newcastle have a goal disallowed! A deep corner was directed towards the goal by Lascelles and knocked Guimaraes into an offside position. He bounced off Wood, who finished without a fuss, but then the flag went up against Guimaraes. I think Lascelles’ header would have gone in if it hadn’t been blocked by his own teammate.

22 minutes “The announce team in the United States has just highlighted that City have won the last 12 home games against Newcastle,” said Joe Pearson. “Not as encouraging for Liverpool fans (like me) as your possession stat.”

Yeah but Newcastle got a 1-1 draw at this ground in February 2005, so what’s your point?

Gundogan cut off a flat, angled pass to Cancelo, who made a superb run inside Saint-Maximin. Cancelo looped a clever header over Dan Burn to find Sterling, who ducked down to head for the empty net a few yards away.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle (Sterling 19)

City take the lead with a nice team goal!

17 minutes “I sincerely hope that these double-height pitchside live billboards don’t become a thing,” says Hugh Molloy. “Just too much. Once noticed, cannot go unnoticed. Sorry.”

Once noticed, cannot go unnoticed, you say. I DID NOT NOTICE THEM AND NOW I CAN’T STOP WATCHING THEM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT. You’re right, they are horrible. I miss the simplicity of the good old days, when the Smirnoff and Campari palisades stood side by side with understated dignity.

15 min: luck for Cancelo! City aren’t playing so well but they could have scored twice. De Bruyne, on the left, sends in a nice left-footed cross to find Cancelo in space at the far post. He charges on the ball and slices a half-volley at close range. These half-volleys are never easy to take running, but for a player of his class, etc.

14 minutes Newcastle look confident and relaxed in possession, and if I were a Liverpool fan I would be encouraged by this start. In fact, as I type, a little box on Sky Sports tells us Newcastle have had 57% possession so far. This is an extraordinary statistic.

10 min: Luck for Laporte! And now City are missing a great opportunity. De Bruyne’s curling corner from the left found Laporte, who lost Burn quite easily but then flew over the bar eight yards out.

8 min: How lucky for Wood! Dear me, Newcastle should be ahead. Saint-Maximin is old enough to choose a cross on the right. He chooses Wood, who slips away from Cancelo on the six-yard line but heads straight for Ederson.

8 minutes City started off pretty well, although Newcastle had two or three spells of possession without a fuss.

6 minutes … and De Bruyne pushes him away from the near post.

5 minutes Grealish is fouled just outside the area by Guimaraes. The free kick is close to the left edge of the box…

2 minutes A quick departure from City. Gundogan plays back and forth with first Rodri then Sterling before Burn passes to make a good interception.

1 minute Peeppeep! Newcastle start from right to left as we watch.

The players are out, Blue Moon is sung. Manchester City is about to show us the life of the spirit.

Reminder of teams

Manchester City (4-3-3) Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Sterling, Jesus, Grealish.
Replacements: Steffen, Ake, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer.

Newcastle (4-3-3) Dubravka; Krafth, Lascelles, Burn, Targett; Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Bois, Saint-Maximin.
Replacements: Darlow, Dummett, Schar, Wilson, Ritchie, Trippier, Manquillo, Murphy, Gayle.

Arbitrator Stuart Atwell.

On Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp sums up mood change at Etihad after Liverpool draw

“I couldn’t reach him for two days,” he says, pointing to fellow expert Micah Richards. “Today he comes bowling while singing ‘Blue Moon’!”

“Couldn't get a hold of him for two days, today he comes in singing Blue Moon” 🤣

Micah Richards says Liverpool's draw against Tottenham is a massive result for Manchester City 🔊 pic.twitter.com/Msb3rDUlHM

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 8, 2022

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“I couldn’t reach him for two days, today he comes singing Blue Moon” 🤣

Micah Richards says Liverpool’s draw against Tottenham is a huge result for Manchester City 🔊 pic.twitter.com/Msb3rDUlHM

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 8, 2022

Eddie Howe also speaks

“[Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier] aren’t ready to start, but it’s a huge boost for everyone to have them on the bench. The pressure is also on us today – we have high expectations of ourselves and we want to come here and perform well.

Pep Guardiola speaks

“The atmosphere is much better than yesterday, by far, and yesterday was much better than the day before. It’s normal; it’s a matter of time. It’s football, it’s life. We did many, many good things, it just happened and that’s it… The Liverpool result doesn’t change anything for us. We have to win our games.”

It’s a beautiful afternoon in Manchesternot the kind of conditions in which you want to chase the ball for 90 minutes.

Premier League results

The three 2 p.m. matches have just ended. It was another good day for Everton. This time last week they were five points behind safety; now they are above Burnley and Leeds with one game less.

Post Mortem Department

Team News

Four anti-FPL changes for City since Bernabeu nightmare. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Iklay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish replace Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Walker is injured; the others are on the bench.

📋 TEAM NEWS IS IN! 📋

XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Grealish, Sterling, Jesus

SUBS | Steffen, Ake, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer#ManCity | @HaysTechnology pic.twitter.com/F6Y10pnfHn

— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 8, 2022

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📋 TEAM NEWS ARE AVAILABLE! 📋

XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Grealish, Sterling, Jesus

SUBSCRIPTIONS | Steffen, Ake, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer#ManCity | @HaysTechnology pic.twitter.com/F6Y10pnfHn

— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 8, 2022

Newcastle make three changes from last weekend’s loss to Liverpool. Jamaal Lascelles, Sean Longstaff and Chris Wood replace Fabian Schar and the absent pair of Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Willock. The substitutes bench includes Callum Wilson and former City player Kieran Trippier.

🚨 TEAM-NEWS 🚨#MCINEW pic.twitter.com/ZOpP7rNwv6

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 8, 2022

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Preamble

We all have different ways of trying to cure a hangover. A fry. The dog’s hair. Sleep. Anti-inflammatories. Korean pear juice. No more dog hair. A little too much dog hair. You shouldn’t go home now, that poor dog is almost bald.

For footballers, there is only one option – to get back on the grass and hope for the best. Anyone who has experienced the life of the mind knows that Manchester City’s savage Champions League defeat to Real Madrid has the ability to derail their challenge for the Premier League title. But it may well bolster their domestic resolve, as was the case three years ago when they recovered from a traumatic Champions League loss to Spurs to win their last five league games and fend off a rampant Liverpool .

We will know in the next few hours if the heads of City are still at the Bernabeu. Their mood will have been slightly boosted by Liverpool’s draw against Spurs last night. This means City have a small margin of error; they can now afford to draw their last four games. But they’ll be desperate to win today – partly to keep that draw in their back pocket, mostly to show they’re not hungover.

To start up 4 p.m.

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