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Man City go 15 points clear with win at Newcastle

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City last dropped points in the Premier League in August’s 1-1 draw with Everton

Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in a dominant display away at Newcastle.

The England winger poked home from Kevin de Bruyne’s lobbed pass after Sergio Aguero had twice hit the woodwork in the opening half hour.

Rolando Aarons saw a shot cleared off the line by Nicolas Otamendi in a rare Newcastle raid forward before the break, but City should have been well clear after De Bruyne thumped the post and then side-footed wide in the second half.

The hosts showed more ambition late on and Christian Atsu teed up fellow substitute Dwight Gayle to head wide in the final five minutes.

City were not to be denied an 18th successive league victory however as they extended an English top-flight record as well as their lead in the table.

The Magpies’ fifth successive home defeat leaves them a point off the relegation zone.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Manchester City 1.

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Manchester City 1.

Leroy Sané (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United).

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamaal Lascelles.

Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Atsu with a cross.

Offside, Manchester City. Nicolás Otamendi tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Mikel Merino (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.

Substitution, Manchester City. Leroy Sané replaces Bernardo Silva.

Offside, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett tries a through ball, but Christian Atsu is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

Offside, Newcastle United. Jacob Murphy tries a through ball, but DeAndre Yedlin is caught offside.

Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).

Hand ball by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Substitution, Newcastle United. Mikel Merino replaces Chancel Mbemba.

Substitution, Manchester City. Eliaquim Mangala replaces Sergio Agüero.

Danilo (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin.

Substitution, Newcastle United. Christian Atsu replaces Rolando Aarons.

Danilo (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danilo.

Offside, Manchester City. Danilo tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Substitution, Newcastle United. Dwight Gayle replaces Joselu.

Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).

Hand ball by Joselu (Newcastle United).

Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.

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