Man City vs Newcastle United live score, updates, highlights and lineups as Bernardo Silva adds to Foden opener

By | March 4, 2023

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER — Phil Foden scored a superb solo goal to give Manchester City a 1-0 lead in their pivotal Premier League game against Newcastle.

Arsenal won their game in hand on the defending champions when they thrashed relegation-threatened Everton 4-0 in midweek, extending the lead at the summit to five points.

City started in nervy fashion against last weekend’s defeated Carabao Cup finalists but Foden darted inside Dan Burn in the 15th minute to cause havoc in the Newcastle box and send home a deflected finish via Sven Botman.

Erling Haaland went close with a header, although Callum Wilson should have equalised from Kieran Trippier’s knockdown before halftime.

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Man City vs Newcastle live score

  1H 2H Final
MCI 1 1
NEW 0 0


MCI — Phil Foden (Rodri) — 15th minute

MCI — Bernardo Silva (Erling Haaland) — 67th minute.

Projected lineups:

Man City (4-3-3, right to left): 31Ederson (GK) — 2-Kyle Walker, 25-Manuel Akanji, 3-Ruben Dias, 6-Ake — 17-Kevin De Bruyne, 16-Rodri, 8-Ilkay Gundogan — 47-Phill Foden, 9-Erling Haaland, 10-Jack Grealish

Newcastle (4-3-3 right to left): Pope (GK) — 2-Kieran Trippier, 6-Jamaal Lascelles, 4-Sven Botman, 33-Dan Burn — 39-Bruno Guimaraes, 36-Sean Longstaff, 7-Joelinton — 24-Miguel Almiron, 9-Callum Wilson, 8-Antony Gordon

Man City vs Newcastle live updates, highlights from the Etihad Stadium

67th minute: GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Bernardo Silva!!!!!!

Talking of instant impacts! Silva starts the hard work himself by tenaciously pressing Pope. The Newcastle goalkeeper’s clearance isn’t good, Grealish sizes up his backline, Haaland helps it on and the Portugal star shovels home a left-footed finish. The Etihad Stadium errupts for what feels like a *big* goal.

65th minute: Bernardo Silva comes on for Kevin De Bruyne. Of all the games in the Belgium international’s illustrious career, this has been by far the most recent.

64th minute: Instant impact from the subs. Willocks gets down the right to cross, Isak misses his kick! Oh, he should score!

Isak again! Thundering block tackle from Dias and Ederson gets to the loose ball just before the Sweden striker. Suddenly, City are hanging on!

62nd minute: Longstaff loses his footing just outside the Newcastle D under close attention from De Bruyne. Referee Hooper blows for a foul. That feels quite fortunate.

Eddie Howe makes his first changes, three of them. Saint-Maximin, Isak and Willock are on for Gordon, Wilson and Longstaff.

60th minute: De Bruyne knocks a ball in Haaland’s general direction. It’s barely a chance, the City striker whips out a telescoping leg and sends a volley into orbit.

58th minute: Nasty collision between Ake and Longstaff and the Newcastle man will need attention. For now, his teammates have space to attack. Gordon cuts in from the left and lifts his shot well over. Ake is now booked for his over-enthusiastic intervention and Longstaff looks a bit groggy but fine.

55th minute: Trippier delivers a deliciously flat corner. City clear but his dead ball deliveries are such a weapon.

53rd minute: A City attack ends with Grealish swinging a shot over the bar from 25 yards. Referee Simon Hooper goes back to book Guimaraes for an early foul on Dias which, on some level, feels like a sort of troll on Jack Grealish.

50th minute: I expect he’ll score or assist in a minute but Kevin De Bruyne is having a bit of a shocker. He leaves Longstaff in his wake but then duffs a fairly routine pass to Grealish out for a goal kick.

47th minute: Dias gets up highest to clear Trippier’s delivery after City cough up an early second-half setpiece opportunity.

46th minute: We’re back underway. No changes for either side.

Halftime: That half petered out a little bit towards the end but Newcastle have been a very good match for City in most departments. A moment of Phil Foden genius is the difference and that can happen. See you back here in a little while.

45th minute+1: Newcastle look for that ball in behind Ake again. Almiron volleys wide from a tight angle but he’s offside in any case.

45th minute: Lascelles falls over, then recovers the situation by falling again on De Bruyne. No booking, presumably on the grounds of impressive creativity and problem-solving.

42nd minute: A shuffling and twisting Jack Grealish draws a foul from Kieran Trippier. He’s furious with the referee for not getting a yellow card out and the Newcastle fans get to do their pantomime stuff.

37th minute: Big chance for Newcastle! It’s a rare lapse from Ake as Trippier gets behind him to head back across goal. Wilson makes a hash of the chance. That’s just where he is at the moment. In his early season form he’d have buried it.

34th minuteHaaland should make it 2-0! City’s No.9 has been quiet so far but seeing De Bruyne pop up on the left is all the invitation he needs to peel away to the back post. Botman applies good pressure but the Premier League’s top scorer will be disappointed to make scruffy contact and send it wide.

33rd minute: Ederson comes out to clear a Newcastle free-kick with an authoritative punch. The ball comes back in and he makes a bit of a hash of it. The Manchester City goalkeeper is not having the best time of things.

28th minute: Foden vs. Burn again and the Newcastle man wins this round, getting a vital block after De Bruyne found the City goalscorer. That opportunity came from Trippier getting forward to deliver a dangerous cross that Akanji cleared, thus leaving room for the hosts to break down the Newcastle right. It can feel like a high-wire act playing the champions at times.

27th minute: De Bruyne has too much space to aim a 25-yard drive. Botman blocks but this feels like the sort of period Newcastle are going to have to buckle down for and ride out.

21st minute: Foden has taken an ominous liking to Burn, who doesn’t look like he can live with him right now. He darts inside the big left-back and finds Haaland, whose pass to Gundogan in the box just doesn’t come off.

18th minute: Again there’s the sort of room City’s attacking midfielders love. Foden tries an audacious outside-of-the-boot cross and Burn gets his considerable frame in the way.

17th minute: Much as they did from kickoff, Newcastle have responded well to going behind and Ake is forced into a last-ditch piece of defending in the City box.

15th minuteGOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Phil Foden!!!!

Brilliant from the England star, who is very much back! Newcastle were well set when Rodri found Foden outside the box in the inside right position. He darted past Burn, left Gordon trailing and shimmied past another couple of defenders before his finish deflected off the prone Botman.

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12th minute: Very much in keeping with his start to the contest, De Bruyne larrups it over from 22 yards.

11th minute: Conversely, City’s sloppy play that is inviting Newcastle on is also giving them room to attack. Gundogan has just won a freekick in a very inviting position.

9th minute: Chance for Gordon, who darts in behind Walker but takes an air shot under pressure from the England defender. Good signs for Newcastle, but this isn’t… Guimaraes is down and needs treatment. He was a doubt after te Carabao Cup final, remember.

8th minute: Blimey! Walker knocks an awful pass back towards the City goal and Rodri has to make a last-ditch intervention to deny Wilson. Normally their stock in trade, Guardiola’s side have been awful when playing out from the back so far.

5th minute: Foden and Haaland do very well to escape from a very tight space in their own half. Now De Bruyne has space but Trippier reads his sweeping pass.

4th minute: Lascelles gets up to meet a right-wing corner. City scramble to safety but this has been a good start from Newcastle. No sign of a Carabao Cup hangover right now.

3rd minute: It been a weirdly poor start with his feet from Ederson, who boots one out in an attacking position for Newcastle down the left. Perhaps stung by the previous City break, they opt not to deploy Burn.

1st minute: Erling Haaland gets us underway. Anthony Gordon leads the Newcastle press and wins a throw-in. Early chance for Dan Burn to launch one.

City break from that attack, with De Bruyne to the fore. He finds Grealish and Ilkay Gundogan should do better as he heads over from a central position about eight yards out.

2 mins from kickoff: The teams are out. The Premier League anthem gets its now customary boo from the home supporters and we’re ready to go.

20 mins from kickoff: Callum Wilson retains his place at centre-forward for Newcastle today but the England international needs a bit of a spark. He’s scored just once in his past 13 games for Newcastle across all competitions. With record signing Alexander Isak back to fitness and on the bench it’s a slump you feel Wilson can’t afford to prolong much more.

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40 mins from kickoff: Those starting XIs bring about an on-field reunion for one of the Premier League season’s most unlikely “beefs”. During City’s title celebrations last season, an incredibly well-refreshed Jack Grealish said Riyad Mahrez deserved to be substituted during the decision 3-2 win over Aston Villa because he “played like Almiron”.

Grealish has since apologised unreservedly and Miguel Almiron said he wasn’t too bothered at all. Perhaps that was because he hit a rich vein of scoring form before the turn of the year, which doubled up as meme material with Grealish struggling at City. However, since the World Cup, the England winger has been one of Pep Guardiola’s most dependable and influential performers.

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58 mins from kickoff: And here’s the City lineup, where Phil Foden does indeed get the nod over Riyad Mahrez and Pep Guardiola picks what looks an awful lot like a conventional back four.

1 hour from kickoff: Here’s the Newcastle team and there’s a first Premier League start in black and white for Anthony Gordon.

1hr 20 mins from kickoff: Erling Haaland scored that day in the north east of England, his third of the Premier League season. He now has 27 in 24 top-flight outings and, despite slowing up relatively of late, remains on course to obliterate the single-season record. But adding the the best goalscorer in Europe to the best team in England over the past five years has not led to a City procession. Arsenal beat Everton in midweek to go five points clear at the summit with 13 games remaining. Pep Guardiola’s side can ill-afford a slip-up here.

Erling Haaland and Pep Guardiola

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1 hr 40 mins from kickoff: City and Newcastle played out a riotous 3-3 draw at St James’ Park back in August but a lot has changed since then. Eddie Howe’s side rode their early season wave all the way to a cup final, only for the tide to go out at the wrong time. They were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United at Wembley last weekend and have only won one of their past seven Premier League matches, leaving their top-four hopes in peril.

2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester City vs Newcastle United from the Etihad Stadium.

Man City vs Newcastle lineups

Phil Foden has surged back into form with three goals in two starts over the course of the past week, meaning the England international retains his place in the City front three, where Riyad Mahrez may be the odd man out.

Kyle Walker gets the nod ahead of Rico Lewis to add extra experience on the right-hand side of defence.

Stefan OrtegaJohn Stones and Aymeric Laporte are back in training after recent absences and on the bench.

Manchester City starting XI (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake — De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan — Foden, Haaland, Grealish

Manchester City subs: Ortega (GK), Lewis, Laporte, Stones, Phillips, Silva, Mahrez, Palmer, Alvarez

Nick Pope returns in goal for Newcastle, having served a one-match suspension for the Carabao Cup final.

Bruno Guimaraes starts, having trained fully this week despite receiving treatment during stoppage time at Wembley, but Fabian Schar has not recovered and is replaced by Jamaal Lascelles at the heart of the defence.

Anthony Gordon is available once again having been cup-tied for the Manchester United showdown and the former Everton winger gets a first Premier League start for his new club.

Newcastle starting XI (4-3-3): Pope (GK) — Trippier, Lascelles, Botman, Burn — Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton — Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Newcastle subs: Dubravka (GK), Targett, Manquillo, Ritchie Willock, Murphy, Saint-Maximin, Isak, Anderson

MORE: English Premier League table 2022/23: Updated EPL standings and race for title

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UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate and streamed via the pay-tv channel’s app and website.

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