Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
Sunday, January 12th, 15:05 CET
One would think that a 0-2 score that gave Manchester City the access to the top spot in Premier League would be the defining moment of the match. And still somehow it wasn’t, as everyone focused on the disallowed goal from Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote. The referee cancelled the goal that would have allowed Newcastle to level with City, who scored the opening goal after just eight minutes, courtesy of Dzeko.
The gloom mood of the fans and the team worsened after said incident on the 34th minute and even though the entire Newcastle staff went to clear things out with the referee and the players with the assistant signaling the offside, it did little to no good. Many say this is where the match was really lost, because Newcastle lost their footing and couldn’t pose much danger.
The second half was as intense as the first one, with chances on both accounts, and Joe Hart had to stop a powerful shot from Loic Remi before his team netted the second goal in the last seconds of extra time. Samir Nasri was taken off the field with apparently a tough injury to the knee, and the press is all over it being a season of everyone and the referee favoring Manchester City.
All in all it was a good game, worthy of a derby and with the inevitable hard tackles. Yes there should have been a red card, maybe same way as it should have been that goal for Newcastle counted, but it was still Manchester City who won the match and if their away form continues like this we might have a new Premier League Champion in the making.
Result: Bet won with odds from Bet365