Man City Is Still Winning Handsomely
In Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad, the fantastic Phil Foden scored once more. Fifteen minutes into the match, City’s winger scored his fourth goal in three games, gliding past at least three Newcastle defenders before Sven Botman beat Nick Pope with a close-range shot. “It was Phil’s brilliant move,” City manager PepGuardiola exclaimed afterward.
Despite having a poor record at Man City, Newcastle had gone eight games without defeat. They have never won the league at this stadium, and less than a week after losing to Man UTD in the Carabao Cup final, their 14th loss in a row in the Premier League at the Etihad has hurt their chances of making the top four. With two games remaining, Newcastle is still four points behind Tottenham, who are in fourth place.
However, with no wins in their last five Premier League games and only two goals scored, manager Eddie Howe will be concerned that his team needs to catch up. No away team has kept a clean sheet in a Premier League game at the Etihad this season, and IlkayGundogan scored from a Jack Grealish cross within a minute to put City ahead. Newcastle had the best defense in the division when they arrived.