Manchester City vs. Newcastle: Premier League highlights and recap

Pep Guardiola has looked back into the history books to prove that the Premier League isn't over despite Manchester City's 12-point lead at the top of the table.

The leaders fell behind to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's early opener and although Leroy Sane equalised before half-time, City were blown away by three goals in nine second half minutes from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. City have been head and shoulders the best team in the league, untouchable at times which is why many tipped them to go the distance unbeaten, but Liverpool went toe-to-toe with the Champions elect and sent out the biggest statement they have under Klopp.

City are now on 65 points from 24 games with 14 games left to play.

Sergio Aguero scored a ideal hat-trick for the Premier League leaders, while Jacob Murphy scored for Benitez's side.

Aguero opened the scoring in the first half having been deemed to have got a touch on Kevin De Bruyne's cross before doubling the lead from the spot after half-time.

The Spanish manager confirmed that David Silva, who did not feature in City's defeat to Liverpool last weekend, trained with the squad on Friday.

Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova to reach fourth round
For Sharapova , who is looking to rediscover her best on her way back from a 15-month drugs ban, it is back to the drawing board. A 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren in the second round was his earliest exit in a decade at Melbourne Park.

"We spoke in the [pre-match] meeting that against teams who defend so well we need players to take a risk and be aggressive towards them", said the City manager. We're a good team in good shape.

Still without a league victory this year, Chelsea must win on the south coast if they're to keep alive their very thin hopes of catching City.

City dominated proceedings when they met in the reverse fixture just after Christmas, with a staggering 78 percent possession.

Yet after also losing only 1-0 to City in December, defender Paul Dummett feels they should take encouragement from how they have played against Pep Guardiola's impressive side. While City fans poured on social media to make those claims, Sane has a lot of medals to pick up to come close to Giggs' trophy cabinet. I think he's well worth any money they wanted.

Suddenly the Sky Blues aren't quite so formidable, in fact they're human, and their first league defeat of the season has emboldened their opponents.

But with former Barcelona team-mate Txiki Begiristain and ex-Blaugrana Vice-President both holding key jobs at Eastlands, City feel they have the upper hand in tying Guardiola down to a new contract.


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