Man. City vs Newcastle : How Walker’s victor allowed City to celebrate

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles

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Raheem Sterling's eighth-minute opener, on his 100th Premier League appearance for City, came at the start of a first half that resembled an attack-vs. -defence training-ground exercise, as the visitors regularly ceded possession.

Although they were held to a draw by Wolves in their last outing, they beat Arsenal 2-0 at The Emirates and thumped Huddersfield Town 6-1 in their only home game of the new campaign so far.

Newcastle proved durable opponents, and equalised after half-an-hour, with DeAndre Yedlin making amends for his own goal that handed Chelsea victory last weekend.

Guardiola's side started this season as favourites to retain the title.

Pep Guardiola has reportedly left Leroy Sane out of Manchester City's squad for their game against Newcastle United over concerns about the player's attitude.

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Sane spent the whole of pre-season with Man City, having been left out of Germany's World Cup squad.

Riyad Mahrez was unable to punish Salomon Rondon's slackness but, when returning Magpies captain Jamaal Lascelles passed straight to Benjamin Mendy, the full-back found Sterling to cut inside for an emphatic finish.

It was Yedlin's first Premier League goal and first goal anywhere since September 10, 2016, against Derby in the English League Cup.

Newcastle looked to be comfortable as the home side played their way across the face of the penalty area. First he saves from Fernandinho, then he gathers himself to block Silva's rebound before making denying the Spaniard once more.

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