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Premier League: Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva shine in Manchester City’s 2-0 win vs Newcastle United

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India Today Sports Desk

Premier League: Manchester City stored up the stress on league leaders Arsenal with their hard-fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.

Manchester,UPDATED: Mar 4, 2023 23:53 IST

Manchester City defeated Newcastle United 2-0 within the Premier League. (Reuters photograph)

By India Today Sports Desk: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden impressed on his return from damage, placing up a sensational efficiency in Manchester City’s 2-0 victory towards Newcastle United on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 4 March.

Goals from livewire Phil Foden and substitute Bernardo Silva helped Manchester City sustain the stress on title-rivals Arsenal with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United within the Premier League on Saturday.

City moved on to 58 factors, two behind league-leaders Arsenal, who host Bournemouth later within the day, whereas the consequence was one other blow to Newcastle’s top-four hopes.

Eddie Howe’s facet, who misplaced 2-0 to Manchester United in final week’s League Cup closing, have recorded only one win of their final eight league video games and are fifth within the desk with 41 factors.

Foden, who had been sidelined earlier this season with a nagging foot damage, put City forward within the fifteenth minute along with his fourth aim in three video games in all competitions.

The midfielder confirmed exceptional management, weaving by 4 Newcastle defenders and into the field earlier than his angled shot glanced off the outstretched foot of Sven Botman and previous keeper Nick Pope.

Silva got here off the bench within the sixty fifth minute and the Portugal worldwide scored two minutes later with a pointy end previous Pope after a flick from Erling Haaland.

The aim was City’s 1,000th within the Premier League at house with Pep Guardiola’s facet the sixth to succeed in that milestone.

Foden’s return to kind has given City a well timed increase as they appear to haul in Arsenal within the title chase.

He scored towards Bournemouth final weekend earlier than recording a brace towards Bristol City in a midweek FA Cup fixture, along with his scoring streak coming after what he known as the bottom a part of his profession.

“Phil Foden is so good, he is one of those players who can score goals and win games for you,” Silva advised BT Sport. “I am happy for him, he went through a difficult period with his injury so I am very happy to have him with us because he showed he can solve some of our problems.”

Playing on the Etihad Stadium after 5 in a row on the street, Guardiola known as it a “tricky game.”

“Incredible result for us,” the supervisor mentioned.

Top-scorer Haaland narrowly missed netting his twenty eighth Premier League aim of the season when he obtained his head on a protracted cross from Kevin De Bruyne that he nodded simply extensive within the thirty fourth minute.

While he didn’t get on the scoresheet his efficiency impressed his supervisor.

“(Haaland) fought so hard, he’s a guy like after the game goes to the locker room, he didn’t score, it doesn’t matter, we won, it’s incredible, he’s happy, look how he celebrated that goal from Bernardo,” Guardiola mentioned.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Mar 4, 2023