Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Manchester City won @ 1.71.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Manchester City were fortunate to get the full win to cover the -1 handicap, winning for their backers @ 1.99.
Newcastle had great chances and a lot of the play at 0-0 and particularly 1-0. Their backers merited a push in this market.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. This was interesting for the in running betting.
Over 2.5 was around 1.85 at kick off but dropped to 1.41 with the early Foden goal. It wasn’t an open game, but Newcastle’s horrible finishing kept it Under in the end, winning @ 2.10.
A ruthless Manchester City gave up and coming Newcastle United a lesson in finishing on the weekend, ultimately cruising to a comfortable but not totally convincing 2-0 win.
It wasn’t completely comfortable because before the second Manchester City goal which came around the hour mark, the visitor had missed several huge chances to score.
Newcastle matched City at times while the game was scores and especially at 1-0.
Several crucial openings were wasted by the Magpies and those moments looked even more crucial when sub Silva beautifully slotted in what was little more than a half chance just minutes after entering the pitch.
To give Man City credit, they controlled the final 25 minutes or so and never looked under threat of losing the lead. Fair score 2-1.
City nearly struck in the first minute when Jack Grealish’s cross was headed inches over by Gündoğan.
Having survived that scare the visitor improved. Fresh off the back of a disappointing 2-0 EFL Cup final failure, Newcastle did not look tired or jaded in a promising first half.
The Magpies settled into a solid shape that sees their defence recognised as among the best in the league.
Only a moment of Foden magic saw the host fire ahead. A fine touch and run into space was followed by a deflected shot fly in past Nick Pope.
Sending alarm bells through the EPL, The brilliant goal from Foden was his fourth goal in three matches. This since declaring himself 100% fit following a niggling injury from World Cup duty.
At 1-0 the host tried to slow the game down and control the tempo, while Newcastle looked threatening on the counter.
Callum Wilson had a glorious opportunity to fire in Kieran Trippier’s knockdown, but the striker mishit his effort.
Yet to win after falling behind in the EPL this season, Newcastle’s chances of a comeback was non-existent but to be fair, they looked more than capable of scoring the next goal for a good portion of the match.
However, as Newcastle piled forward, City took advantage and showed the ruthlessness nature of their attack. A lovely goal made by Grealish and Haaland, saw super sub Bernando Silva drive a shot beautifully beyond Pope’s dive.
City managed the game expertly in the closing stages.
No shame in the loss in this game, but Newcastle’s campaign is in danger of faltering further as they’ve taken just three points from their last 15 available.