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PremierLeague-News.Com- A good week got even better for Manchester City as they marked their Premier League title win with a victory at Newcastle
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It feels like an awfully long time since people were speculating that Manchester United could yet steal the Premier League title. In the six days since Manchester City blew their chance against Chelsea, rather than see the gap close to four points Pep Guardiola's side have been crowned champions, re-established a 13-point lead with two games to go, and given Scott Carson his first Premier League start in 10 years. The scenes were jubilant at the City Football Academy on Tuesday night as squad and staff partied into the night, and the party atmosphere was still going as Carson's teammates cheered him onto the pitch at St. James' Park. Newcastle were hospitable enough to give the champions a guard of honour but, with their place in the league secure for another year, proved less generous on the pitch. After holding their nerve for the opening 25 minutes while the blue shirts pressed and probed their third of the pitch, Steve Bruce's men took the lead as Emil Krafth headed Jonjo Shelvey's corner across the goal to deny Carson a clean sheet. Read More Related Articles Newcastle 3-4 Man City highlights and reaction as Ferran Torres scores hat-trick Read More Related Articles Man City player ratings: Ferran Torres fantastic vs Newcastle With Ruben Dias and John Stones watching on from the bench, three of the back four that started the 5-2 humbling at home to Leicester at the beginning of the season continued to be troubled; Nathan Ake took one to the team to foul a pacy Miguel Almiron from one counter, and Shelvey then rattled the woodwork from the resulting free-kick. City had enjoyed 80 per cent of the ball but it took a touch from a Magpie to get them level, with Joao Cancelo's low drive from the left edge of the box diverting off Jacob Murphy and beyond the sprawling Martin Dubravka just before half-time to level the scores. Given the lack of fight some have accused them of in previous seasons, it is worth remembering that this Guardiola side have been much better at finding a way back into games in this campaign. If there was nothing special about the equaliser, the strike from Ferran Torres minutes later to give the Blues the lead was exquisite. The young Spaniard met an Ilkay Gundogan free-kick from the left with his back to goal but managed to flick the ball first time into the corner of the net in a truly stunning effort. Ferran Torres scores a spectacular backheeled goal for Man City vs Newcastle (Image: AFP / Getty) An indifferent start following by a fightback and a moment of unstoppable class to turn defeat into victory? It would have been a lovely story to mirror the season but sometimes the script just doesn't work out like that. Before City could head in for the break, a clumsy challenge in the box from Ake allowed Joelinton to level the scores to send share prices in Dias and Stones up even further. City have of course earned the right to do what they like in these final three games, and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel won't be able to take much from this game ahead of the Champions League final given the defence will look so different in Porto. With news emerging during the break that the Blues won't be raiding for Sporting in the summer for left-back sensation Nuno Mendes, the game itself did not feel like the centre of attention for many.
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Just as the pundits were getting ready to talk about the familiar drop-off after winning the title - when Liverpool were spanked at the Etihad last season that was certainly given as a factor - City dug in again. Torres has had a difficult second half of the season after struggling to recover from Covid in January but pounced not once but twice in the box in quick succession to score his first hat-trick for the club and give City a 4-3 lead. Club ambassador Mike Summerbee, watching on at St. James Park, will have approved of the nippy forward with fond memories of the 4-3 win at this ground in 1968 that clinched the First Division for the Blues. Even not at their best, the Blues still had enough against an in-form side to set yet more records. The win means they have now won 12 consecutive Premier League games away from home, beating the streak previously held jointly by themselves and Chelsea. Twenty wins in a row in all competitions on the road extends their English football record, while the fact they have now gone 23 away games without losing is also a record in England's top four divisions.
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City may not have been brilliant on the night but they were good enough to win another Premier League match, and if their rivals had been better at doing that there would have been at least the hint of something riding on this game. That must worry the chasing pack. United will strengthen, Liverpool cannot be as unlucky or drop off as significantly next season, Chelsea are getting better under Thomas Tuchel while Arsenal and Tottenham cannot be discounted. Yet there is so much more to come from this City side even before they hit the transfer market, summed up by the hat-trick for emerging star Torres. In isolation, the night may matter little but the result adds to the record books and this game may be one to look back on for the Spaniard as a pivotal game. The City juggernaut cruises on, with little sign of being stopped.