Manchester City cruise to victory over Newcastle1 min read
Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle with goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres lifting them up to fifth in the Premier League table.
Although never a threat, Newcastle started well and City took a while to dominate proceedings but after the first goal the game never seemed in doubt.
On the quarter-hour mark, Raheem Sterling got behind the Newcastle defence and though Karl Darlow and two defenders blocked his path, he patiently waited for Gundogan to arrive just outside the six-yard box and squared for him to slot home.
Ten minutes after the break Joao Cancelo dispossessed Miguel Almiron and put in a ball across the six-yard box that Federico Fernandez could only block, inadvertently playing it into the path of Ferran Torres, who finished easily.
More ruthlessness in the final third could have seen City extend their lead but Pep Guardiola will be happy with a victory that sees them pull within five points of league-leaders Liverpool.