After last week’s unbelievable defeat at the Bernabeu and a bitter farewell to the Champions League final, Manchester City hosted Newcastle tonight, winning a 5-0 goalless draw to close the gap on Liverpool to three points.
In the 36th week of the Island League, tonight Pep Guardiola’s students in a comfortable and one-sided game were able to drive the Newcastles away with 5 goals, so that this victory may be a cure for the bitter nightmare of the Bernabeu.
The Citizens scored the first goal in the 19th minute of the game through Sterling. It was Laporte who reduced the difference to two goals in the 38th minute, so that the two teams could go to the locker room with the same result.
But Storm City started in the second half in the 61st minute and it was Ruder who scored the third goal against Newcastle. In the final minutes of the game, it was Phil Foden and again Sterling who scored two goals in a few seconds to end the game with 5 goals in favor of Pep’s students.
With this goalless victory, Manchester City, in addition to improving their goal difference, was able to take advantage of yesterday’s slip of Liverpool and their draw against Tottenham, and increase their difference with their long-time rival to 3 to breathe a little easier in the final weeks.