City are within tantalising reach of the Premier League title after Yaya Toure proved to be the man for the big occasion once again.
Goals from the Ivorian powerhouse gave City memorable wins in the FA Cup at the semi final and final last year, and this time around he struck twice to give City a deserved victory over a battling Newcastle United.
The introduction of Nigel de Jong after an hour allowed Toure a touch more freedom, an outstanding use of ‘Plan B’ from Roberto Mancini after it had looked like it might turn into a frustrating day on Tyneside.
The result meant that barring an unlikely scoreline at Old Trafford later in the day a win over QPR next Sunday would ensure City’s first title triumph since 1968, itself sealed by victory at what was then called St James’ Park.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 6 May 2012, 4:29 PMView full league table
- Duration: 93 minutes
- Home possession: 44%
- Away possession: 56%
- Home: 3
- Away: 8
- Home: 12
- Away: 8
- Home: 1
- Away: 3