Champions City win thriller as Willock makes it 5 in a row!

Newcastle United 3-4 Manchester City


A Ferran Torres hat-trick, including two goals in 2 second half minutes on the hour, would see the newly crowned Champions of England sneak past a possession light but goal hungry Newcastle United at St James Park in this Friday night footballing feast.


United might not, as you'd expect, have had much of the ball. But what they did with it when they had it would certainly give the Citizens something to think about with a Champions League final on the horizon.

Indeed the Magpies were ahead twice in this one. Emil Krafth heading home a Shelvey corner for his first goal in the famous black and white stripes on just 25 minutes.


And it would take City almost until half time to hit back. But when they did they would turn the game on its head. Cancelo striking first with a deflected effort before Torres getting the first of his three goals after turning in a Gundogan free kick just 185 seconds later.

But with half time looming, indeed with 6 minutes of added time on the clock, Newcastle would get themselves back on level terms with a thunder&^@£%rd of a penalty from Joelinton to see the teams in level at half time.


The game would then turn back the way of the home side in the second half, as on the half hour Kyle Walker was adjudged to have handled in the box to give United their second spot kick. And whilst Joe Willock would miss the initial spot kick he would tuck away the save to make it 3-2.


Newcastle ahead on 62. Level on 64, as Torres finding the top corner. Behind on 66, with Torres grabbing his third and the ultimate winner.


18% possession. 3 goals. 0 points.


Take from that what you will!


#AshleyOut #BruceOut

 

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