Newcastle NEW Krafth (25'), Joelinton (Pen 45+6), Willock (62')
3-4 FT
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Man City MCI Cancelo (39'), Torres (42', 64', 66')
Premier League Gameweek 36
May 14, 2021 KO: 19:00

Newcastle - Man City

St. James' Park Newcastle upon Tyne
Referee: Kevin Friend
Krafth 25'  
  39' Cancelo
  42' Torres
Joelinton (Pen) 45+6  
Willock 62'  
  64' Torres
  66' Torres

Player Ratings

Newcastle 3-4 Manchester City Player Ratings: Torres bags a hattrick for the newly-crowned Premier League champions

Pep Guardiola's newly-crowned Premier League champions were made to work for their victory as Newcastle fought hard against Man City

Newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City got back to winning ways in the English top flight on Friday with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Newcastle United.

With the hosts safe from relegation and City now crowned champions this game ran the risk of being a dead rubber but fortunately both sides put on a show and bagged plenty of goals in the process.

DL
Portugal
7.8
  • Few could doubt just how important Joao Cancelo has been to Guardiola’s City side this season and it was once again clear for all to see on Friday night against Newcastle.

    Along with a strong defensive performance, Cancelo was at the heart of everything going forward from the left flank with speculative shots and precise crosses or passes throughout the match.

    The full-back was rewarded for his innovation in the final third in the first half when he received the ball on the edge of the box and fired a shot towards goal, only to watch it deflect off a nearby defender and tuck inside the far post.

    MCL
    Germany
    8.3
  • Although Guardiola effectively opted for a B team against Newcastle he still opted for some assurances in midfield by sticking with Ilkay Gundogan, who once again dominated the middle of the pitch.

    Not only did the German international set up one of City’s goals with a delightful cross into the box but he also spent much of the game effortlessly gliding by opposing players and moving the ball around the final third.

    Gundogan may not have been the man of the match on Friday but he made sure City ticked along and won the match.

    WR
    Spain
    10.0
  • Given a rare start to the nature of Man City having already won the league title, Ferran Torres took full advantage of the full 90 minutes to score a remarkable hattrick.

    The Spaniard struck first just minutes before half time, when a wonderful cross from Gundogan found the forward and allowed him to flick it into the back of the net with a remarkable back-heel effort.

    Despite Newcastle’s best attempts, the hosts couldn’t keep Torres down and in the 64th minute he once again stuck the ball in the back of the net after receiving a smart pass from Gabriel Jesus to then beat the keeper with a brilliant shot into the top corner.

    As if that wasn’t enough, the forward was then on hand to convert a rebound with a clever volley when Cancelo fired a shot off the right post only to watch it land in the way of the striker to score his third and final goal.

    Players Stats

      NAME TEAM POS NAT  
  • FOULS FOULED AERIALS
    ATT/WON
    DUELS
    ATT/WON
    CLEAR ERR CHANCE ERR GOAL POSS LOST OFFSIDE RECOV LAST MAN
    TACKLE
    FINAL THIRD PEN SHOTS ON TARGET BLOCKED DRIBBLES TOUCHES
    IN BOX
    BIG
    CHANCE
    SAVES GOALS CON PEN CON PEN SAVE DECISIVE FIRST EQUALISER PEN WON RATING
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    Carson GK England 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - 1 - 8 - - - - - - - - - 2 3 - 1 - - - -
    6.4
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    Walker DR England 90 - - - - 1 - 1/1 3/1 3 - - 8 - 6 - 35 - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - -
    6.4
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    Garcia DCR Spain 90 - - - - - - 1/1 0/2 1 - - 2 - 5 - 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    6.5
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    Aké DCL Netherlands 90 - - - - 2 - 4/1 9/4 3 - - 5 - 4 - 18 - 1 - - - - - - - 1 - - - - -
    5.9
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    Cancelo DL Portugal 74 1 - 1 - 1 3 2/1 14/6 - - - 17 - 5 - 43 - 3 2 - - 5 - - - - - - - 1 -
    7.8
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    Bernardo MCR Portugal 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/2 - - - 6 - 4 - 34 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
    7.0
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    Rodri MC Spain 90 - 1 1 - 2 - 2/1 10/6 4 - - 10 - 8 - 33 - - - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
    8.2
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    Gündogan MCL Germany 90 - 1 - - 2 1 2/1 12/8 - - - 14 - 3 - 52 - 4 1 - 2 8 - - - - - - - - -
    8.3
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    Torres WR Spain 90 3 - - - - 3 1/0 9/7 1 - - 6 - 1 - 15 - 5 3 1 2 6 - - - - - 1 - 1 -
    10
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    Jesus S Brazil 90 - 1 - - 1 2 3/1 14/9 1 - - 8 - 3 - 32 - 2 - 1 4 5 1 - - - - - - - -
    7.9
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    Sterling WL England 90 - - - - 1 1 1/0 14/4 - - - 20 - 2 - 36 - - - - 2 7 - - - - - - - - -
    6.7
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    Mendy D France 16 - - - - - - 0/0 0/2 - - - 5 - 2 - 15 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
    6.3
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    Dúbravka GK Slovakia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 1 - - 10 - 7 - 2 - - - - - - - 2 4 - - - - - -
    5.3
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    Murphy DR England 90 - - - - 4 2 0/0 19/10 1 - - 18 - 7 - 7 - 2 1 1 2 2 - - - - - - - - -
    5.3
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    Krafth DCR Sweden 90 1 - - - 1 - 2/2 4/3 2 - - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 1 - - 2 - - - - - - 1 - -
    6.3
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    Fernández DC Argentina 88 - - - - - - 2/1 2/1 3 - - 2 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
    5.0
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    Dummett DCL Wales 90 - - - - - - 5/4 5/4 6 - - 4 - - - 1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
    5.2
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    Ritchie DL Scotland 84 - - 1 - 1 - 1/1 3/2 2 - - 8 - 4 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    4.9
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    Willock MCR England 90 1 - - - - 4 0/0 12/8 1 - - 9 - 5 - 5 - 4 2 1 1 6 - - - - - - - - 1
    6.4
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    Shelvey MC England 90 - 1 1 - 1 - 1/0 7/1 3 - - 11 - 5 - 3 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    6.1
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    Almirón MCL Paraguay 90 - - - - 2 2 0/0 10/4 1 - - 9 - 7 - 7 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
    6.0
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    Saint-M FCR France 90 - - - - - 1 0/0 12/3 - - - 16 - 4 - 9 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
    5.8
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    Joelinton FCL Brazil 84 1 - - - 1 1 5/2 12/4 - - - 10 - 2 - 3 1 3 1 1 1 6 - - - - - - - 1 1
    6.6
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    Gayle F England 2 - - - - - - 1/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
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    Lewis D Northern Ireland 6 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
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    Longstaff M England 6 - - - - 1 - 0/0 0/0 - - - 2 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -