Manchester City are destroying Newcastle United with three goals within the match’s first 21 minutes in at the Etihad Stadium on NBC early Saturday afternoon.
Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko have City’s goals.
A second-minute penalty made sure the visitors were on the wrong foot. An awful back pass from Mike Williamson put Vurnon Anita in a bad spot, and the Dutchman took down Edin Dzeko in the box.
Sergio Aguero doesn’t miss many spot kicks, and he converted this one to make it 1-0 City.
Daryl Janmaat forced Joe Hart to lay out for a left-footed lash that went wide in the 10th minute.
And Samir Nasri added to Newcastle’s misery in the 12th minute, waltzing past Massadio Haidara with his first touch before turning Fabricio Coloccini with a fake shot and beating Tim Krul soundly. 2-0. Ouch.
Then David Silva sent a scintillating cross over the head of a jumping Coloccini, and Dzeko didn’t have to do much to beat Krul. 3-0 after 21 minutes… not so good for the Magpies.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Mangala, Kolarov, Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Clichy, Lampard, Fernando, Navas, Bony
Goal: Aguero (PK, 2′), Nasri (12′), Dzeko (21′)
Newcastle United: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haïdara; Sissoko, Anita, Colback; Pérez, Cissé, Gouffran. Subs: Woodman, R.Taylor, Abeid, Obertan, Ameobi, Armstrong, Rivière