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Summary

  1. Aguero pen after Anita trips Dzeko
  2. Nasri slots home from eight yards
  3. Dzeko with first goal since September
  4. Silva now has nine league goals this season
  5. Bony off bench for Man City debut

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Anyway, that is all from me for this evening.

    Manchester City take a huge step back into the Premier League title race and now have Barcelona to look forward to in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Before that though, there are three Premier League fixtures to look forward to tomorrow and we will have live text commentary on all the action. Be there from 10:00 GMT.

    For now though, cheerio.

  2. Premier League results

    Just in case you missed them, here are the results from earlier today in the Premier League.

    Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

  3. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    A bit more from Newcastle boss John Carver:

    Do you have a message to the supporters? "An apology first of all. We all know we have a fantastic following. They were behind the team and they stayed behind us. They kept singing.

    "I think our fans are quite knowledgable and I think they know the difference between the two clubs. I don't think our players gave up on the situation. They gave what they had but sometimes it is not good enough.

    "I think the fans knew that. Sometimes you have to say you have been beaten by the better side with world class players and I think they understand that."

  4. Where it went wrong for Chelsea

    Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho blamed four key moments for his side's failure to beat Burnley after this afternoon's draw.

    Want to know what they were? Well, here you go.

  5. Majestic Yaya

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Possession

    I may have mentioned it before but what an individual performance from Yaya Toure. Even the hectic touch graphic above doesn't him do justice. He made 125 passes and had 134 touches over the 90 minutes. Not a bad return.

  6. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Since the beginning of last season Man City have scored 158 PL goals, that's 50 goals more than Man United. FIFTY!

  7. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stephen Ireland (L), Victor Moses (C), Jon Walters (R)

    Stoke striker Victor Moses: Massive win get in there!

    Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic: Great away win! Can't beat a last minute goal to win it, fantastic way to bounce back. Great support by our fans! #potternation

  8. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR defender Rio Ferdinand: Disappointing to concede so late on, thought we deserved a point.. Thanks to the travelling support, safe journey back! Also congrats to @DarnellFurlong on making his debut today!

    QPR striker Charlie Austin, who scored Rangers' goal: Unlucky today deserved something from the game, but we go again in 10 days time #QPR

  9. Match of the Day order

    Order

    Burnley fans will be happy to see this news... First up on Match of the Day for the Clarets, with Sunderland's goalless draw with West Brom unsurprisingly the last on.

  10. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    John Carver

    Newcastle United manager John Carver on BBC Sport: "All the plans you put in place go out of the window in the first minute. We knew they were going to press us but we didn't learn.

    "I have seen sides better than us come here and take a hiding. I don't think it was a lack of effort, we were just out played.

    "We we will have a review on Monday. Rather than go crazy in the dressing room, it is time for thought. I am taking some of the blame for this without a shadow of the doubt. It is about sticking together and making sure we put it right."

  11. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone: Scrappy old game. Thankfully we were on the right end of a late goal this time. A lot of work left to do but more positive the past 3 weeks

    Hull defender Paul McShane: Ugly as sin that game but massive 3 points, keep them coming.

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Shepherd: Some of the comments on #bbcfootball tonight are absurd. Apparently we're deluded and fickle for wanting to not be a joke of a football club.

    Mohamed Khalaf: Well Man city showed Yaya just how much they want him today. He influenced the whole performance.

  13. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    A few stats for those of you who like that sort of thing...

    - Manchester City scored three goals in the opening 21 minutes of this game; the second quickest that they have done this in a single PL match (seven mins v Burnley in April 2010).

    - Samir Nasri has now scored in back to back Premier League appearances for the first time at Manchester City.

    - David Silva has scored nine Premier League goals in 2014-15; his best tally in a single Premier League season.

  14. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on BBC Sport:

    "Very pleased because we returned to a scoring team and did not concede goals.

    "If the other teams drop points it is good for us. Of course, we need to continue winning if we want to fight for thwe title and we need Chelsea to drop more points.

    "Four goals were wonderful play and the first goal was good play as well. It is very important to arrive for the Barcelona game having won today."

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    Daniel in Newcastle: Pardew's Newcastle team often got hammered away from home by worse teams than city. Give Carver a chance, Pardew had his thrashings.

    Sid the Villain: Newcastle will be either a wounded animal next Saturday OR their confidence will be shattered. Really big game for the Villa.

    Adam from Bradford: When will Newcastle fans learn that the grass is not always greener. Pardew was great for them and they still wanted him out. They've now got what they asked for!

  16. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alexandre Tynemouth: If we lose to villa next weekend we could probably consider ourselves in a relegation scrap.

    Luke: The shambles at Newcastle could not happen to a nicer club. Back to where they belong, awful football and set-up.

    Tom Audsley: Newcastle fans are fickle and deluded.

  17. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Premier League table

    A quick look at the top of the Premier League table. shows the race for the title is very much back on.

  18. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "The pressure is always on the leaders because everyone is trying to chase them down. The two points City have gained today will give everyone confidence and Manuel Pellegrini is right, this title race is not over

    "We are back to the form old from last season, lots of great intricate passing and we were clinical in front of goal, a five star performance for City today."

  19. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Stats

    I'm not sure things could have been much easier for Manchester City this evening. Pure domination.

  20. Player reaction

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Edin Dzeko talking to Sky Sports: "It is good we played an amazing game, knowing we have a big game against Barca. The defence enjoyed this game and I did too. We were just thinking about Newcastle, also knowing Chelsea drew, we had to do our job and we did it well.

    "Just before going out on the pitch, we found about Chelsea's result. It was positive and good for us knowing we can reduce the points to them. Maybe five points is still a lot but if we can continue to play like that we can definitely catch them.

    "I don't see Wilfried Bony as competition. He is very welcome , he scores many goals and will bring something much more to our team."

  21. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Brilliant from the Premier League champions. Chelsea, consider yourselves warned, Manchester City are coming.

  22. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Manchester City could not have had a better preparation for hosting Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday. Goals galore, a comfortable cruise and having Yaya Toure back on top form.

    Two minutes of injury time added on.

  23. Text us on 81111

    Peter in Newcastle: Another disgraceful day for a once great club. The day Ashley sells up can't come a moment too soon.

    Sean in Colchester: Pardew was bad, Carver is so much worse! When will this nightmare end for us Newcastle fans!?

  24. Text us on 81111

    David in Hotham: Sorry Toon fans, but I've been going to Leeds for 48 years & seen some dross but when Carver had 4 or 5 matches in caretaker charge about 8 years ago ranks as our worst manager ever, you've been warned.

    Phil: Newcastle are a joke when they play Chelsea its like all there cup finals rolled into one, when they play City they struggle to put in 10%..

  25. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Frank Lampard

    There are two ways of looking at this match. Either City have been brilliant, or Newcastle have been woeful. I would say both descriptions are fairly accurate.

    Gabriel Obertan replaces Yoan Gouffran for Newcastle and is greeted by jeers for his Manchester United past.

  26. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "It's been a superb game for City, the most disappointing part has probably been from set-pieces but all in all a good afternoon."

  27. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    And still City keep coming forward. This time an Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick is pushed wide by Tim Krul. From the resulting corner Edin Dzeko is booked for attempting to punch the ball into the net. He apologises instantly but it doesn't save him from a caution.

  28. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle United just want to be put out of their misery. Things could hardly be more one-sided as City continue to flood forward looking for more goals.

    Barcelona - City's next opponents in the Champions League - should be very afraid.

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Danny Wood: If Carver thought he was up to the job he was mistaken. What a proper shower.

    Robin Smit: Newcastle have a tough run in of games coming up, they could face relegation at this stage if they don't pick things up.

    Malay Nemane: This serves Newcastle right for treating not just Pardew badly, but other managers before him too. Fickle fans furore!

  30. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Wilfried Bony

    Wilfried Bony should be celebrating a goal on his Manchester City debut. The imperious Yaya Toure feeds the ball to him, after a poor Tim Krul clearance falls to him, but the Newcastle goalkeeper makes amends by blocking the striker's shot with his legs.

  31. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Edin Dzeko bursts clear on goal for Manchester City after a poor back bass from Fabricio Coloccini, but goalkeeper Tim Krul blocks his effort.

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    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Tom, North Wales: Manchester City just eyeing up goal difference now. As a Newcastle fan I'm fearful for the remainder of the season. Aston Villa, Manchester Utd, Everton then Arsenal next. Could get dragged down 'there'.

    Ben, Kings Cross: No matter why or how Chelsea dropped points today, that City are looking so strong is only a good thing for the title race. Jose Mourinho will say it is a campaign against them but every champion has to go through down times, to come out winning, let's see what Chelsea are made of.

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  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    The impressive Samir Nasri is replaced by Frank Lampard. City will fancy more goals here as they close the gap on leaders Chelsea to five points in style.

    Ryan Taylor comes for Newcastle for the injured Daryl Janmaat.

  34. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Talk about domination in the centre of the picth. The players with the most touches in the match are Fernandinho and Yaya Toure - and now here comes Frank Lampard...

  35. Get involved - have your say

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live 606 is in full swing and Darren Fletcher and Chris Waddle are taking your calls.

    Martin, a Newcastle fan, says: "I walked out of the Etihad after 20 minutes today."

    Former England international Waddle, meanwhile, says Manchester City will beat Chelsea to the league title...

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 993, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on Twitter.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Ballantyne: City scored more in 50 mins than villa since November.

    Anthony Ball: With City still behind Chelsea on goal difference you can't help but think they'll push on for a few more..Toure's turn?

    Tom Walsham: Having suffered through Carver's tenure at @TorontoFC, I can assure Newcastle fans they can expect more of this.

  37. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Yaya Toure is looking increasingly majestic as this games goes on. His lazy style in the centre of the pitch is making Newcastle look like mugs. What a player. He has now had 100 touches in the 64 minutes.

  38. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "There is a loud applause for Bony and what a player we have here. I saw him play a few games for Swansea and I thought I would love to see him at City and now he's here. He is some player, he is so strong and powerful but also his link up play with other players is so good."

  39. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "The points are most definitely in the bag for Manchester City now but Etihad Stadium is rocking and the home fans are urging their side forward for more goals.

    "The bad news for Newcastle? City's new £25m striker signing Wilfried Bony has just entered the fray for his debut, to loud cheers. Presumably he thinks he can fill his boots here..."

  40. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    David Silva

    9 - David Silva has now scored more goals this season than in any other Premier League campaign (9).

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Abhishek: Sublime. Absolutely sublime move. Knife through butter. City sending out a strong message.

    Adam Cornish: Just came to my attention City will be facing a wounded beast on Tuesday...

    Barcelona, who are up next for City in the Champions League on Tuesday, lost 1-0 at home to Malaga in La Liga today.

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  42. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Wilfried Bony

    And sure enough here comes Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian, who cost £25m from Swansea, replaces Sergio Aguero and is greeted by a huge ovation. David Silva is also replaced by Jesus Navas.

  43. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    It surely won't be too long before we see Wilfried Bony make his Manchester City debut. The sight of him warming up is probably not what Newcastle fans want to see right now.

  44. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle United's heaviest ever Premier League defeat was 6-0 and you can't help but feel that is in danger. City are flying.

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    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

    Andrew Neil: Come back Alan Pardew. All is forgiven. If indeed there was anything to forgive in the first place.

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  46. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle - David Silva

    BBC Radio Manchester

    David Silva

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "It's a lovely strike. You don't normally associate David Silva with being so clinical but tonight he has been and the keeper really stood no chance."

  47. GOAL

    Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle - David Silva

    David Silva

    Unstoppable. Yaya Toure dinks a pass to Sergio Aguero, he chests the ball down and David Silva drills low into the bottom corner. City score five in the Premier League for the first time this season.

  48. GOAL

    Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle - David Silva

    David Silva

    Simply stunning stuff from City. A lightening break sees Sergio Aguero feed Samir Nasri, who squares to David Silva and the Spaniard coolly finishes.

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    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    David Penn: Every season one team gets sucked into the Premier League relegation battle. Step forward Newcastle United...

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  50. Post update

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "Newcastle have come out with some purpose about them and some pace too. They have come out to try and get amongst City and try and catch them off guard."

  51. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Almost the perfect start for Newcastle as Papiss Cisse's volley flies towards the top corner, via a big deflection from Vincent Kompany, only to be clawed away by Joe Hart. A Marco Van Basten-like strike.

  52. KICK-OFF

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Midfielder Mehdi Abeid replaces Vurnon Anita for the second half. I'm not surprised, he had a bit of a howler in that first 45.

  53. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Here come the teams. Damage limitation for Newcastle? It would be some fightback if they get anything from this.

    I imagine Chelsea players have switched over to Take Me Out already (or to something of a similar quality)...

  54. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fan's flag

    Daniel Walford: Imagine a Man City dream team with Yaya Toure and Shaun Goater...

    Mark: Is Peter Moores managing Newcastle? Remarkably similar to England's batsmen - useless in defence, no better in attack.

  55. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Yaya toure

    Fair to say Yaya Toure has been at the centre of things in that first half, judging by his touch graphic above. The Ivory Coast international has had 66 touches, more than any other player on the pitch. Welcome back Yaya.

  56. "City electric"

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "From the very start City's pace has been electric. Everyone has been playing one or two touch and it's been so quick. It has been a superb half by City and it is about them keeping this up in the second half, not just to keep them in front but maybe add one or two more goals."

  57. Text us on 81111

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Brandon: Get Sergio Aguero off now and get Wilfried Bony on - keep Aguero wrapped up for the season run in!

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  58. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Stats

    Newcastle have had just as many shots as Manchester City but the difference is what they have done with them. City have hit the target with four of their seven shots, Newcastle have been off radar with all of their efforts.

  59. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "Newcastle haven't played badly but City have just been on form and not given them a chance. When one has pressed there has been a second or third player and they have either won the ball or pushed Newcastle all the way back to their defenders."

  60. HALF-TIME

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    Yaya Toure

    "Manchester City made a fast start to this game in terms of goals and they also have their trademark slick passing tempo back up to full speed when they come forward.

    "The Yaya Toure effect? Quite possibly. We are yet to see any buccaneering runs from the Ivorian midfielder and he has looked a little slow to some situations, but those around him are zipping one-touch passes past Newcastle players with renewed confidence, particularly Samir Nasri."

  61. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Manchester City are trying to be too intricate. This time, Edin Dzeko tries to feed David Silva and it is the wrong option. He should have had a shot from inside the penalty area.

  62. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Manchester City are queuing up to score goals. Newcastle are being opened up every time the hosts come forward and you can't help but feel they could be on the wrong end of a real drubbing.

  63. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Only once in Premier League history (7 mins v Burnley in April 2010) have Man City scored three goals before they did today (21 minutes).

  64. Text us on 81111

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Nik, Liverpool: Routine end-of-season defeat for Newcastle. To challenge the oil-backed clubs away, you need to be at the top of your game. How can John Carver motivate a bare bones squad with no real support or ambition shown by the club?

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  65. YELLOW CARD

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure looks bemused as he is booked for a challenge on Jack Colback. He put his hand on the Newcastle man's shoulder but appeared to do little else.

  66. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Shaun Goater

    Former City striker Shaun Goater: "What Newcastle need to do for a few minutes is decide to go man for man which would put a stop to some of his intricate passing from Manchester City."

  67. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Why does Yaya Toure make such a difference for Manchester City? The midfielder, who is back after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, has had little to do but City suddenly look a different team.

    Perhaps this will give you more of an insight.

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    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle players

    Kemlo: Newcastle's defence is an absolute shambles, missing crosses and passes everywhere! Manchester City using it to their advantage already!

    Wale Ibraheem: Are City a one man team or a mere coincidence? They suddenly got their groove back when Yaya Toure returns.

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  69. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    No. An absolutely woeful corner from Jack Colback is whacked clear at the near post.

  70. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Corner for Newcastle. The start of the fight back?

  71. Lines are open - have your say

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live 606 is just about to get under way. Darren Fletcher is joined by former England winger Chris Waddle and lines are open for this evening's show.

    You can have your say by calling 0500 909 693, texting 85058, or it's @bbc606 on Twitter.

  72. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Sergio Aguero

    A worrying moment for City fans as Sergio Aguero goes down holding his knee after a horrible, high challenge by Fabricio Coloccini. He is back up and walking but the Toon skipper is fortunate to escape a booking.

  73. YELLOW CARD

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle's Jack Colback is booked for kicking the ball away. His tenth caution of the season and a pretty cheap way to get suspended for two games.

  74. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Krul

    Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul can be forgiven for being a little shell shocked. He hasn't made a save, has had five touches, and yet finds his side 3-0 down.

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Stephen McGrath: If you gave up laughter for lent, you should avoid watching Newcastle try to defend.

    David Ljunggren: Newcastle showing all the backbone of a blancmange. We'll lose this one 8-0.

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  76. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle - Edin Dzeko

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Edin Dzeko

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "Wow what a ball, what a run and what finish. Edin Dzeko wants to show exactly what he can do and he is doing that so far. It doesn't get any better than that.

    "There has been a lot of talk about Wilfried Bony and he will be thinking 'don't forget about me' and he isn't letting the manager forget."

  77. Post update

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "Manchester City had fallen behind in their last four home matches and they had also not scored a single goal in the first 10 minutes of a Premier League home game this season before today - but a slow start has certainly not hindered them today. This is turning into a rout.

    "The home fans have turned up the volume in celebration, understandably, with "stand up for the champions" and "champions of England, we know what we are" two recent examples. The Newcastle supporters look ever more subdued."

  78. GOAL

    Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle - Edin Dzeko

    Edin Dzeko

    He has now...

    A brilliant diagonal ball from David Silva onto Edin Dzeko's chest and the big striker controls well before slotting home. His first goal since September for City.

  79. Post update

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    Samir Nasri has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time for City, while Sergio Aguero has scored in five of his seven league appearances against Newcastle.

    Edin Dzeko on the other hands hasn't scored since September....

  80. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    The hosts are threatening to run riot. Sergio Aguero's low shot is inches away from being turned in from close range by David Silva. Some great football in the build-up as well.

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    Tom, Worcester: Samir Nasri gets a few slaps in the face from Yaya Toure in the celebration, so Nasri gives him a little jab to the belly in response.

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  82. Post update

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    Talking about Edin Dzeko, the big striker receives the ball with his back to goal, turns and curls over the bar. The presence of Wilfried Bony on the bench may be acting as a bit of a spur to him.

  83. Post update

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Samir Nasri

    "It is a superb start from City. Edin Dzeko is involved again and it was good play by both he and Samir Nasri. Sometimes we accuse Nasri of taking too much time but he just did enough this time to open things up and fire home."

  84. Post update

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    Dzeko

    How's this for a contribution. Striker Edin Dzeko has only touched the ball once inside the penalty area - as shown by the graphic above - but has already got two assists.

  85. GOAL

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle - Samir Nasri

    Samir Nasri

    Clinical, very clinical. Edin Dzeko races down the right, squares the ball to Samir Nasri inside the penalty area and he does the rest. The midfielder shows great feet and composure to work a bit of space before slamming the ball into the top corner. Newcastle, I don't envy you now.

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Abhishek: Cool as a cucumber would be an understatement for that goal. Sergio Aguero just stroked the ball in.

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  87. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

    Almost a stunner from Daryl Janmaat. The Newcastle defender cuts inside and sends a fierce shot just inches wide of the upright from 20 yards. A flailing Joe Hart looked beaten.

  88. Post update

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle have responded to the set back well. They look as though they are going to give this a go but could well be prone to being caught on the break. There are more goals in this.

  89. Post update

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "A few (extremely marginally) late arrivers near me got very excited as they emerged inside Etihad Stadium and realised that penalty had been given and Manchester City's early goal has created a real buzz around the ground... apart from the Newcastle end, obviously. At least the Magpies fans had a good view of Vurnon Anita's foul - it happened right in front of them."

  90. Post update

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

    Interestingly, former France international Remy Garde is at the stadium working with French television. John Carver has been given the Toon's managerial job until the end of the season but Garde has been long been linked with the position.

  91. Post update

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle

    Sergio Aguero

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater on BBC Radio Manchester: "We said about Edin Dzeko having a big influence on this game and you can tell he is fired up for this, it was an unintentional one but a deserved penalty.

    "Such composure with the penalty, the keeper just stood still and had no chance."

  92. GOAL

    Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle - Sergio Aguero

    Sergio Aguero

    Easy. Sergio Aguero steps up and converts from the penalty spot with Tim Krul rooted to the spot.

  93. PENALTY TO MANCHESTER CITY

    Manchester City 0-0 Newcastle

    What a start for City as, after 28 seconds Vurnon Anita trips Edin Dzeko in the penalty area after taking a shocking touch.

  94. KICK-OFF

    Manchester City 0-0 Newcastle

    Game on.

  95. Post update

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    The teams are out Etihad. A win takes Manchester City to just five points behind leaders Chelsea. They would have been expecting that gap to be 10. Can they capitalise?

  96. Post update

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    Still plenty of City fans to take their seats but you can be sure this place will be buzzing by kick off. A few banners welcoming Wilfried Bony to Etihad - they will have to wait though as he settles for a place on the substitutes bench.

  97. Post update

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "There were cheers from the home supporters already inside Etihad Stadium when the final whistle went at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester City can claim some credit for Burnley's equaliser.

    "Both Kieran Trippier, who sent over the corner, and Ben Mee, who scored with a header, are products of the City academy - and both are also lifelong City fans."

  98. LINE-UPS

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    A traditional 4-4-2 expected for Newcastle as well. Papiss Cisse is one to watch as he has the best minutes per goal rate of any player in the Premier League this season - 74.

  99. LINE-UPS

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Man City

    So, City are expected to line up 4-4-2, with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko leading the line. They have a pretty useful substitute in Wilfried Bony too...

  100. Shock in Spain

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Spanish La Liga

    Having said that, Barcelona have just lost 1-0 at home to Malaga in La Liga. City will hope they don't come up against wounded beast syndrome on Tuesday night.

  101. Barca lie in wait

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    A big week ahead for Manchester City.

    With Barcelona awaiting in the Champions League in midweek, a comfortable home win against Newcastle would be just what the doctor ordered.

    Manuel Pellegrini's men haven't been doing a lot comfortably in recent weeks mind...

  102. Post update

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    eTIHAD

    "There has been a mix of sunshine and showers at Etihad Stadium so far today but the bad news for Chelsea after their result today is that there is nothing very changeable about Newcastle's Premier League form against Manchester City - the Magpies have not beaten City in their last 16 league games.

    "You have to go back to September 2005 for the last time Newcastle came out on top, when Graeme Souness was in charge and Michael Owen, who partnered Alan Shearer up front, got the winner.

    "Including caretaker and interim bosses, Newcastle are on to their 11th manager since then - will John Carver have more luck than his predecessors?"

  103. Chelsea slip up

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    BBC

    I'm sure Manchester City's players will be well aware of Chelsea's 1-1 draw at home to Burnley. The gap between the leaders and City will be five points with a victory this evening. They can't afford to waste opportunities like this if their Premier League crown is to be retained.

  104. Post update

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    BBC Football analyst Mark Lawrenson on City: "I think one of the biggest problems this season is that defender Vincent Kompany has been awful. He's made some strange defensive decisions. Is he the same bloke? Doesn't look like it.

    "Midfielder Samir Nasri hadn't scored a league goal this season until recently and neither had Jesus Navas. Look at Chelsea and City. Blues can play poorly and win, but City can't. I think we'll see new striker Wilfried Bony this weekend."

  105. Team news

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "Yaya Toure's face is on the front of the Manchester City programme and a significant number of t-shirts and scarves in the souvenir shop and the much-missed midfielder is also back in action on the pitch today for his first Premier League game since New Year's Day.

    "New £25m striker signing Wilfried Bony, who like Toure is available for the first time since returning from helping Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations, starts on the bench.

    "With Bony waiting in the wings, now would probably be a good time for Edin Dzeko to end his 15-game wait for a City goal. He is up front with Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic does not make the squad."

  106. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Opta Joe: 5 - Yaya Toure has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Newcastle. Return.

  107. Post update

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Scrap that, Ben Mee levels for Burnley. You could hear the cheers from Manchester. Chelsea are now drawing 1-1 with Burnley. Slight chance for City then?

  108. No mistakes

    Manchester City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea are leading Burnley 1-0 with 20 minutes to go but are down to 10 men. If that stays the same, City are 10 points off the leaders.

  109. Post update

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    Yes, today's the day Manchester City's £25m signing from Swansea, Bony, should make his debut after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty along with Yaya Toure.

    They certainly need something to breathe new life into their Premier League campaign. Chelsea beware.

    Bony is on the bench for City and Toure starts. Edin Dzeko up front with Sergio Aguero.

  110. Post update

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    Wilfried Bony

    Just two wins in seven league games. No victories in their last three games in all competitions. Seven points behind leaders Chelsea before the weekend's fixtures.

    Time for Manchester City to call on the cavalry then, and what a cavalry it is...

    Welcome to the Premier League champions Wilfried Bony and welcome back Yaya Toure.