The official website for European football

Manchester City sink Newcastle to go top

Published: Sunday 12 January 2014, 19.04CET
Edin Džeko and Álvaro Negredo were on target as Manchester City FC defeated Newcastle United FC 2-0 to replace Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League.

rate galleryrate photo
1/0
counter
  • loading...
Published: Sunday 12 January 2014, 19.04CET

Manchester City sink Newcastle to go top

Edin Džeko and Álvaro Negredo were on target as Manchester City FC defeated Newcastle United FC 2-0 to replace Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League.

The lead at the top of the Premier League has changed hands again after Manchester City FC took up the mantle with a 2-0 win at Newcastle United FC which moved them a point clear.

Chelsea FC displaced Arsenal FC – in action at Aston Villa FC on Monday – courtesy of yesterday's 2-0 success at Hull City AFC, but the Blues' time at the top was shortlived as Manuel Pellegrini's men took the points in the north east.

Edin Džeko slid in Aleksandar Kolarov's cross from the left in just the eighth minute, yet City did not have everything their own way and required Joe Hart to produce outstanding stops from Yohan Cabaye and Loïc Rémy, while Cheick Tioté had a goal disallowed.

At the other end, Fernandinho headed against a post for the visitors, who lost Samir Nasri to injury but put the game to bed in the fifth minute of added time as Álvaro Negredo slotted past Tim Krul at the second attempt.

Liverpool FC jumped into fourth, five points behind the leaders, thanks to a thrilling 5-3 win at Stoke City FC. Ryan Shawcross deflected into his own net to put the Reds in front before Luis Suárez doubled the advantage.

Former Liverpool men Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam got the hosts level by the interval, but Steven Gerrard restored the visitors' lead with a second-half penalty. Suárez then finished a swift counter and although Jon Walters set up a nervy finish with an 85th-minute effort, Daniel Sturridge eventually killed the game off with Liverpool's fifth.

Last updated: 13/01/14 0.42CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/01/2014 19:05 CET

12/01/2014

StokeStoke3-5LiverpoolLiverpool

Crouch 39, Adam 45, Walters 85

Shawcross 5 (og), Suárez 32, 71, Gerrard 51 (P), Sturridge 87

Venue: Stoke

12/01/2014

NewcastleNewcastle0-2Man. CityMan. City

Džeko 8, Negredo 90+5

Venue: Newcastle

11/01/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0SwanseaSwansea

Valencia 47, Welbeck 59

Venue: Manchester

11/01/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton1-0West BromWest Brom

Lallana 66

Venue: Southampton

11/01/2014

TottenhamTottenham2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Eriksen 50, Defoe 72

Venue: London

11/01/2014

CardiffCardiff0-2West HamWest Ham

C. Cole 42, Noble 90+3

Venue: Cardiff

11/01/2014

EvertonEverton2-0NorwichNorwich

Barry 23, Mirallas 59

Venue: Liverpool

11/01/2014

FulhamFulham1-4SunderlandSunderland

Sidwell 52

A. Johnson 29, 69, 85 (P), Ki Sung-Yong 41

Venue: London

11/01/2014

HullHull0-2ChelseaChelsea

Hazard 56, Torres 87

Venue: Hull

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=eng/news/newsid=2042935.html#manchester+city+sink+newcastle

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.