Newcastle began the first half very positively, but City soon stopped their momentum. For most of the first half, the Citizens shredded through the Toon defense with brutal precision, scoring two goals but threatening many more times.
The home side began the second half with unforeseen vigor and even got a goal back through the in-form Demba Ba, but their relatively brief period of dominance was not fruitful enough. Manchester City eventually grew back into the game and put the score out of reach with a late goal from Yaya Toure.
Let's look at six things we learned from a very entertaining encounter.