Newcastle v Man City LIVE: Premier League result and reaction after Oscar Bobb scores last-gasp winner

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Kevin de Bruyne came back from injury to inspire Manchester City to victory as they came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Eddie Howe’s side have lost their last three league matches and fallen away from the top-four race, but they were unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead once De Bruyne stepped onto the field.

Bernardo Silva’s opener was quickly cancelled out by two goals in two-and-a-half minutes from Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon.

But once De Bruyne was brought on for Silva in the second half, City grasped control of the match and were able to fight their way back into the game.

De Bruyne scored the equaliser himself, before Oscar Bobb stepped up in stoppage time to secure all three points for the visitors.

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Newcastle v Man City - live updates

  • FT: Newcastle 2-3 Man City

  • GOAL! Bobb puts the visitors ahead - Newcastle 2-3 Man City [90+1’]

  • GOAL! Kevin de Bruyne strikes an equaliser - Newcastle 2-2 Man City [74’]

  • HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

  • GOAL! Gordon puts hosts ahead - Newcastle 2-1 Man City [38’]

  • GOAL! Isak levels the match - Newcastle 1-1 Man City [35’]

  • GOAL! Bernardo Silva strikes! - Newcastle 0-1 Man City [26’]

  • Injury! Ederson is forced to leave the field - Newcastle 0-0 Man City [8’]

  • Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

  • Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Gavardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Silva, Foden, Doku; Alvarez

Newcastle United FC 2 - 3 Manchester City FC

FT: Newcastle 2-3 Man City

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Kevin de Bruyne added on his absence and missing football: "The beginning is a big blow but I'm not someone who stands still. I enjoyed myself being able to do things I could never do. I worked hard to come back."

On finding form: "I hope so. I know I need to keep working hard and get sharpness."

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Kevin de Bruyne said on making an impact from the bench: "I don't know what to expect, I've never experienced this. I worked really hard and had to change a couple of things. When you play all of the time, it's very hard to change things."

On the game feeling like a final: "I think to come here is always difficult. Everyone was really happy for me. We want to try and compete for the league again. We are up there. It was a tough game."

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On whether he prefers a goal or an assist, De Bruyne said: “I think the way that I play it’s just...obviously it’s great to score the goal.

“The ball (for the assist) is good, but the run from Oscar is amazing because he goes behind Trippier and gets it under control at that pace and going around the keeper in the last minute is tough.

“I look at his run, if he doesn’t run I can’t pass the ball, so his run dictates what I can do and then I tried to do my best.”

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Kevin de Bruyne to TNT Sports: “I’m dead honestly. It was crazy.

“I missed this you know. It is what it is, I had a big injury and I needed the time and I enjoyed myself but I worked hard to come in this stage and in this environment.

“To be fair it was more willpower than anything else it was crazy.”

When asked about his sharpness following so long out, he said: “I think it’s more willpower than sharpness, I know I’m not able to do that for 90 minutes at the moment. But I know I can put in a shift for 20 or 25 minutes at full pace, I feel it in my lungs the cold but it can’t be any better than this.”

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Oscar Bobb said to TNT Sports after the game: “Amazing feeling, just watching from the bench it was such a high tempo match and the manager told me to ‘go and score’ so thankfully I could.

On scoring: “It’s a lifelong dream and to do it with the best team in the world I can’t explain it.

“We could hear them (the fans) all game and they helped us a lot today and this win is for them.”

On De Bruyne’s ball for his winner: “I said thank you to him after and he’s the only one in the world who can do that so it’s great.”

FT: Newcastle 2-3 Man City

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Stay tuned for all the post-match reaction from St James’ Park.

FT: Newcastle 2-3 Man City

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Full time: Newcastle fought their way back into the game after going behind, but it was Manchester City’s substitutes and Kevin de Bruyne who made the difference as they came back in the second half.

De Bruyne levelled the match and then set up the winner to secure the win for City, while injury-ravaged Newcastle were unable to have the same impact with their own limited options from the bench.

GOAL! Bobb puts the visitors ahead - Newcastle 2-3 Man City

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90+1’ GOAL! Bobb strikes! Manchester City have claimed what could be the winner in the final moments!

It was a brilliant ball from De Bruyne, he has made all the difference in this game to play in the 20-year-old who provided yet another great finish in the game.

Newcastle 2-2 Man City

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89’ Rodri runs forward and finds De Bruyne, but Trippier is there to block Gvardiol.

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89’ Into the final two minutes of normal time, but there will be some added on, although nothing like the eight minutes that we saw in the first half.

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88’ Newcastle are camped outside their own box, and they will have a free-kick for a foul as De Bruyne tried to find Kovacic and a rare respite from defending for the Magpies.

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87’ Newcastle have a rare punt forwards towards Miley but he was caught offside, and the ball goes back to City.

Newcastle 2-2 Man City

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86’ Anthony Gordon has come off for Chelsea loanee Lewis-Hall in Newcastle’s first change of the match.

Newcastle 2-2 Man City

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85’ Bruno has called to the crowd for support, and Dubravka has to tip the ball back over his own bar. It will be another City corner and with De Bruyne to take they are looking more dangerous, but it’s cleared back to Ortega.

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83’ Newcastle have very limited options off the bench, and most of the senior players available are defensive options, while City have a wealth of talent to bring on in all areas of the field and their substitutes have already made a difference.

Dubravka makes another save, to deny Rodri, the goalkeeper was quick to get down and turn the ball behind.

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82’ Newcastle are struggling to keep the ball here and it’s just wave after wave of attack from those in blue, Schar scrambles the ball clear and boots it into touch.

City make another change, Doku off for Bobb.

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80’ Gordon has a shot, it is deflected out for a corner and offers a rare chance this half for the hosts to get forwards...but the visitors are able to clear.

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79’ De Bruyne goes for the winner, but Dubravka is able to dive down and make the save this time.

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76’ That was a great strike from De Bruyne, but he was offered too much time on the ball there and Dubravka was unlucky as it went through Schar’s legs leaving him with less time to see the ball.

GOAL! Kevin de Bruyne strikes an equaliser - Newcastle 2-2 Man City

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74’ GOAL! Kevin de Bruyne announces his return with a brilliant goal to level the tie.

He passes the ball into the back of the net and drags his side back into the game.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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72’ Another chance for City goes begging, this time it fell to Foden. City have had 178 passes in the final third so far in the game, but just the one goal to show for it.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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70’ Alvarez has missed an ideal chance to level the tie! The ball fell to him in the middles of the box after Doku puts it back in, Dias heads it across and that was a poor finish, he should really have hit the target from there.

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69’ Bernardo Silva it will be coming off for De Bruyne

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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67’ Chance! Newcastle had an opportunity to get their third there! Isak was almost picked out by Burn, but Ortega was quick off his line to make the stop.

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66’ Kevin de Bruyne has been waiting to come on now for a while...

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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64’ Save! Dubravka has made a strong stop but that was straight at the goalkeeper although it was hit hard from Alvarez.

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63’ That was even more exceptional than it first looked from Bruno, he first took the ball off Foden then dived in to prevent Rodri winning it. A brilliant piece of defending.

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62’ After absorbing pressure for a while Newcastle have a chance to get forward here with a Trippier throw in the final third, but they send it backwards and give the ball away to go on the back foot and Bruno made a brilliant challenge to prevent the ball going into the back of the net.

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60’ Foden tries his luck from distance! It was hit with power but high and wide of the target, and Ederson has returned to the Manchester city bench, but one of his legs is outstretched still...

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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59’ Newcastle are quick to defend but Almiron has conceded yet another City corner...again it’s taken short by Alvarez and those in black and white force the visitors backwards.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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58’ Save! Foden takes a touch and has a strike but it’s a comfortable save for Dubravka.

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56’ Bernardo Silva has just been shown a yellow card, and there have been a few already in this match so far, but that one did look similar to one Burn got away with earlier.

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54’ This is a similar start to the first half when City dominated the ball, but it was Newcastle who finished ahead thanks to their lightning-quick counter-attacks.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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52’ Save! Alvarez takes and tries his luck from distance and Dubravka had to make up a lot of ground to make a good save!

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51’ Man City have a free kick in a dangerous area after Burn brought down Rodri in a centralish position about 10 yards further out than the box.

Kevin de Bruyne is warming up...

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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49’ City have another corner, Gordon was not quite switched on there, but Burn clears the ball in.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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48’ A probing ball from Rodri is heading behind for a corner by Burn.

City play another short corner, but Newcastle are quick to close it down.

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47’ The first minute of the second half is slightly calmer than the manner in which the first ended, Newcastle seem organised and are not pressing as high as they were at the start of the match.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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46’ Isak plays the ball backwards as the hosts attack the Gallowgate end in the second half.

HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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The players are emerging from the tunnel and the second half is about to get underway.

Blaydon Races is playing and it will be Newcastle with the centre-kick.

HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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The players are getting ready to come out for the second half.

HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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Here are some photos of the key moments from the first half:

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HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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Here is a look back at the Ederson injury:

Ederson sustained a serious-looking injury during the opening eight minutes of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

The goalkeeper went to try and prevent what he believed to be a scoring chance for Sean Longstaff in the third minute and was involved in a collision with both the Magpies’ player and his own defender Kyle Walker.

Ederson forced off injured after nasty collision early in Newcastle v Man City game

HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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Half time: A thrilling and end to end first half with three top-quality goals has come to an end and it is Newcastle who have fought their way back into the game having allowed City to dominate possession for 20 minutes or so.

The Magpies have capitalised on the break, and Isak in particular has been exceptional

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45+7’ City have a corner in the final moments of the extended first half, Dubravka comes to punch, he hit it straight into someone else but it ricochets straight into his arms.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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45+6’ The intensity of the football is not dropping in this half, both sides are keeping the pressure on and looking for openings.

This has been one of the most entertaining halves of football for a long time.

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45+4’ Rodri is shown a yellow card for a retaliation foul on Bruno Guimaraes after the Brazilian stood on his foot.

He is really wound up here after that.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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45+2’ Miley makes the cross, it’s in towards Gordon, but he can’t get hold of it and City scramble to clear the ball.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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45+1’ There will be eight minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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45’ Foden looks dangerous every time he gets forward but Trippier was quick to come off the touchline to a more central position and make the key interception.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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43’ This half is not ending soon, there should be around five minutes added following the Ederson injury in the first few minutes.

Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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41’ This game has opened up and it end to end of the highest quality. Seeing three goals that good in completely different ways is something to cherish.

GOAL! Gordon puts hosts ahead - Newcastle 2-1 Man City

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38’ GOAL! Newcastle have turned this around in the quickest fashion! Anthony Gordon puts the home side ahead with another stunning goal!

That was a brilliant finish from the side of the box, he starts outside the far post and hits the perfect delivery into the opposite corner.

GOAL! Isak levels the match - Newcastle 1-1 Man City

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35’ GOAL! Isak levels the match with a clever individual effort!

That was a stunning ball from Bruno Guimaraes to pick out the striker, outstanding vision.

Isak shifts onto his right foot and curls the ball into the corner of the net.

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33’ Save! Dubravka has to make another save, Burn slips which allows Foden to run forward and play in Alvarez, but his near-post attempt was stopped by the goalkeeper.

Newcastle 0-1 Man City

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32’ Chance! Ortega was caught on the ball, Isak came across, but Dias was just able to get back in time and put the ball out for a corner.

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31’ Newcastle get forward, Almiron drives into the box but cannot find Gordon at the back post who was in the space and City are able to clear.

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29’ SAVE! Dubravka makes a good diving save to prevent City adding a quickfire second.

Alvarez struck that well, and Dubravka has got two hands on it to push it onto the crossbar.

GOAL! Bernardo Silva strikes! - Newcastle 0-1 Man City

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27’ Walker played in a perfectly weighted pass, but the way Silva allowed the ball to run across him before sticking his leg out at the last minute to backheel it into the back of the net past Dubravka.

That was an astonishing finish.

GOAL! Bernardo Silva strikes! - Newcastle 0-1 Man City

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26’ GOAL! Bernardo Silva has scored a stunning backheel!

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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25’ Man City’s possession stats might be up over 70 percent, but Dubravka has not had a lot to do in the back of the net.

That was a big collision between Gordon and Dias! But the referee has waived play on.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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22’ Newcastle are struggling to keep hold of the ball here, but they have been dangerous on the counter attack, especially in the first few minutes of the game.

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21’ Bruno has been shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Kovacic.

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19’ City have another’s taken short to Kovacic, and Walker takes on a chance from distance but it was dragged well wide of the target.

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18’ In the opening period, Man City have had almost 65 percent of the ball, but Newcastle have been resolute in defence so far.

But every time Foden and Silva get on the ball, they look dangerous.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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16’ Chance! Almiron pulls the ball back in the direction of Isak, but he was just a yard short and it was another opportunity for the home side in the early period of this game.

But there is almost immediately one at the other end, which Bernardo Silva puts over the bar.

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13’ Bruno makes a key intervention on a Foden pass but concedes a corner, although City are unable to capitalise from the set-piece.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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12’ The game has calmed down slightly since the forced substitution, and City are just finding their feet in the match and looking comfortable on the ball.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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9’ There were five minutes taken out of the match through the stoppages, and Newcastle are looking to chase down every time the ball goes in the vicinity of Ortega.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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8’ Ederson is about to come off. This injury has taken many minutes out of the game already. And Stefan Ortega is being brought on.

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6’ Ederson’s first touch since the incident is not a confident one and Newcastle almost score! Almiron and Gordon are both almost able to get shots underway and the goalkeeper is down again.

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5’ The goalkeeper is back on his feet for Man City, but seems to be moving gingerly.

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4’ There is a concern for City here, Ederson is down injured in the aftermath of the collision with Longstaff, which would not have happened had the flag gone up immediately.

This could turn into a problem for Pep Guardiola.

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3’ Newcastle have the ball in the back of the net! Sean Longstaff has tapped the ball home after a clever pull back from Alexander Isak, but the flag went up immediately.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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2’ Newcastle have started with an intense and high press to try and put early pressure on the visitors with the weight of the crowd behind them.

Newcastle 0-0 Manchester City

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1’ Manchester City get the game underway

Newcastle vs Manchester City

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Amid Newcastle’s injury crisis, Manchester City will be boosted by the return of Kevin de Bruyne to the bench for the first time in the Premier League following his long-term injury.

There is no Erling Haaland, but City have still put out a strong side.

Newcastle vs Manchester City

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The teams are emerging from the tunnel and the match will get underway in less than five minutes.

The flags are in action all around St James’ Park for the visit of the European champions.

Newcastle vs Manchester City

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Less than 10 minutes to go until kick off and the teams will be getting ready to come out from the tunnel.

Newcastle vs Manchester City

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Eddie Howe will want to get the best out of his side, and without any further injuries, with 10 players currently unavailable for the Newcastle manager either through injury or suspension.

He was also saying midweek that the club, as a result of the Financial Fair Play restrictions do not have the ability to sign the likes of Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke who has been linked to the club.

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The fans are also seemingly in the mood:

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Here are some photos from around the game as we are just 20 minutes away from kick off:

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Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Newcastle is in attendance (Getty Images)
Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Newcastle is in attendance (Getty Images)
The players warm up in the freezing conditions (REUTERS)
The players warm up in the freezing conditions (REUTERS)

Newcastle vs Man City

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When asked what is needed in this match, Howe said: “Firstly, out of possession, we’ve got to be very good, whatever phase we’re in. Whether that’s out of possession, pressing or defending slightly deeper, we have to get those details right. We can’t leave spaces for them to play in because they’ll kill you.

“So hopefully we can get it right, it’s easier said than done. Of course, we have to give them a problem and our attacking players have to function today, we have to be a threat because I think these games if you’re not then it’s very difficult.”

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When asked about the loss of Joelinton, Howe said: “I think we lose a bit of physicality and drive, and steel in our midfield, it’s a big loss for us because he’s been that driving force, he’s very good under a high press and he’s very good out of possession, and he also chips in with a lot of our goals.

“So that’s going to be a miss for us but Lewis (Miley) comes back into the team and he’s been magnificent for us and hopefully we can still cope.”

He added: “I think the training has been good, we’ve enjoyed the week. A good vibe around the city, and a good vibe around the players this week so we’re happy with our preparation.”

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Eddie Howe spoke to TNT Sports ahead of the clash: “It’s Manchester City. I think it’s very difficult to know with their line-up quite how they’re going to play.

“And they’re that type of team, you’re always guessing to a degree come kick off but we need to get our part right and deliver a really high-quality game.”

Newcastle v Man City team news

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Newcastle have confirmed that Tino Livramento misses out today due to illness. Otherwise it’s the team we more or less expected, with Joelinto being added to the Magpies injury list this week.

For Man City, there was speculation that Kevin de Bruyne may start but he’ll come off the bench. Jeremy Doku is fit enough to be back in the starting XI though which is a big boon for City. Erling Haaland is still injured, so Julian Alvarez continues up top with Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and dOku the other attacking starters.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Silva, Foden, Doku; Alvarez

Newcastle v Man City team news

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Here are the teams for today’s clash

Newcastle vs Man City predictions: Premier League betting tips, odds and free bets

16:26 , Luke Baker

Newcastle United and Manchester City will duel it out at St. James’ Park in their Premier League clash tonight (5.30pm, TNT Sports 1).

The Magpies were able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when ending their run of three straight defeats in all competitions last time out, defeating rivals Sunderland 3-0 in the third round of the FA Cup at the Stadium of Light.

Newcastle must now turn their attention back to the Premier League, where their form has resulted in a tumble down the standings. The visit of the reigning champions will not be welcomed by a side still trying to rediscover their rhythm, while coping with a long injury list.

City have won their last five and will be entering the game full of confidence after easing past Huddersfield in their FA Cup third-round tie.

Football betting sites have installed City as favourites for the game, while the hosts can be backed at 9/2 to emerge with the three points.

Here are our tips and predictions for the latest iteration of Newcastle vs Manchester City.

Newcastle vs Man City predictions: Premier League betting tips, odds and free bets

Early Man City team news

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Manchester City, by contrast, were boosted by the returns of Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku in the FA Cup, but Erling Haaland could miss the rest of January with his foot injury not healing as hoped.

De Bruyne is a candidate to start after an impressive cameo against Huddersfield; John Stones remains absent.

Predicted Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri; Foden, De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish; Alvarez

Early Newcastle team news

16:14 , Luke Baker

Newcastle’s injury issues show few signs of relenting, with Joelinton the latest worry after the Brazilian suffered a quad tendon problem against Sunderland. The midfielder is set to miss the next six weeks; Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes and Nick Pope are among those also currently absent, though the two forwards could be back by the end of the month.

Predicted Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

When is Newcastle vs Manchester City and how can I watch it?

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When is Newcastle vs Manchester City?

Newcastle vs Manchester City is due to kick off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 13 January at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on TNT Sports 1 via the Discovery + app with coverage starting at 4.45 pm.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch major sporting events, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are, and also with the terms of their service provider.

Is Newcastle v Manchester City on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

16:09 , Luke Baker

After convincing cup wins last weekend, Newcastle and Manchester City return to Premier League action.

Eddie Howe’s hosts have lost their last three league games to slip away from the top-four race amid a difficult run of injuries and need a positive result to avoid a further tumble.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are in better form and have a game in hand on the sides above them, and will recognise an opportunity to put the pressure on league leaders Liverpool and fellow front-runners Aston Villa.

Aston Villa face a tough trip to Everton on Sunday while Jurgen Klopp’s side do not play until next weekend in this split round of fixtures

Here’s everything you need to know.

Is Newcastle v Manchester City on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch

Newcastle v Man City

16:07 , Luke Baker

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Newcastle v Man City from St James’ Park. It promises to be a fascinating clash with both teams having plenty to play for.

Stick with us for full live coverage