They cut 2 points to Chelsea, that drew at home against Burnley
The clearest victory of the season by Manchester City arrived 3 days before the first leg match of Champions League against Barça. Touré Yaya returned to play after winning the African and Wilfred Bony made his debut in the second half. The Sky Blues completed a great game against a weak Newcastle (5-0), after last month and a half full of bad results. The crash by Chelsea -that drew at home against Burnley- makes City 5 points behind the Mourinho men.
Great first half of Pellegrini's men against a Newcastle disfigured from the first minute. Agüero took advantage of a penalty to Dzeko to score the 1 to 0 at the first minute. The Bosnian striker has also been protagonist in the 12th minute when a shot from the left resulted in a pass inside the box after a bounce that Nasri used to define with the left foot to Tim Krul's goal. 10 minutes later when the sentence has practically reached, this time, Dzeko has completed a move initiated by a superb pass from Silva at the back of the defense. The ball was controled by the number 10 citizen and great definition with the left. 3 to 0 in 20 minutes and Newcastle was erased.
After the break, David Silva has changed his costume of assistant to score twice and place the 5 to 0 on the scoreboard. The first one, at minute 51 after a triangulation with Aguero and Nasri, and the second two minutes later after Kun on the edge of the box so the Canary has finished with a powerful shot with the left. With the game in the pocket Pellegrini was quick to make changes and at minute 60, Agüero and Silva have gave way to the newcomer Bony and Jesus Navas. 10 minutes later, Lampard came on for Nasri. Fresh legs to get Barça next Tuesday.
Touré's out, for he was suspended for Tuesday's game could be covered by Fernando, that today has not played a single minute, but usually complete the double pivot with Fernandinho, when the Ivorian cannot play.
VIDEOS. The goals of the match: