After a poor few weeks for Manchester City in which they finished at the bottom of their Champions League group and lost the derby to rivals United in the Premier League, Roberto Mancini's men got back to winning ways against Newcastle United.
The victory was a significant one, not just for the points but also for the manner and they style of play, which showed City were back to their confident best at times.
Sergio Aguero scored the opening goal early on before Javi Garcia doubled the lead from a corner before the half-time break. A good header from Demba Ba looked like it would open the game back up, but City wrapped up the win with a third from Yaya Toure.
Here are five reasons why this result showed Manchester City are getting back to their best and are still in the title race.