Manchester City vs. Newcastle United: 5 Things We Learned

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Manchester City vs. Newcastle United: 5 Things We Learned
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Manchester City raced to the top of the Premier League table on Monday night with a convincing 4-0 win, leaving Newcastle United at rock bottom.

The Manuel Pellegrini era got off to the perfect start at the Etihad Stadium, where goals from David Silva, Sergio Agüero, Yaya Touré and Samir Nasri capped the perfect opening fixture for the Sky Blues.

Alan Pardew’s Magpies side looked woefully disjointed from the first whistle and conceded as early as the sixth minute. Newcastle were reduced to 10 men before the break when Steven Taylor was adjudged to have lashed out at Agüero.

The result leaves the Geordies with a mountain to climb even at this early stage of the campaign, and after their nightmare in the North-West, we look at five things that became apparent over the course of the game.

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