Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium, Full TIme
Although pedestrian at times, Manchester City made up for a bounty of missed chances by clinically putting a Magpies threat to bed just five minutes from halftime, scoring twice within five minutes thanks to Carlos Tevez and David Silva.
In the second period, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure added two more goals for the hosts as Roberto Mancini's men cruised to a 4-0 victory, putting the Citizens in good stead for their Manchester derby fixture next week.
Manchester City Starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Lescott, Clichy; Barry, Yaya Toure; Silva, Nasri, Tevez; Dzeko
Manchester City Subs: Pantilimon, K Toure, Kolarov, Garcia, Milner, Sinclair, Aguero
Scorers: Tevez (41'), Silva (45'+1), Kompany (56') Y.Toure (69')
Newcastle United Starting XI: Elliot; Simpson, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez; Anita, Cabaye (c); Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse
Newcastle United Subs: Harper, Good, Perch, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Campbell