As it happened: Blues breeze past Toon to book semi final place (0-2)
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20:269 days ago

FULL TIME ROUND-UP

The FA Cup holders will be heading back to Wembley once again for a semi-final tie against Arsenal. On the whole the Blues dominated throughout and it could have, and probably should have been more.

For Newcastle, their second half showing was an improvement on the first, but it's a case of what if for Steve Bruce and his side, after Dwight Gayle's gaping miss  should have levelled things up just before City doubled their lead.

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FULL TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-2 MANCHESTER CITY

A goal either side of the break means it's the Blues who book themselves a place in the FA Cup semi final!
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90+1' Gundogan comes close after his whipped free kick falls just wide.
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90' Three minutes added on at the end of the second half.
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88' City still knocking on the door for a third but Newcastle's tired legs are holding out.
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85' Another good chance for City however Benjamin Mendy 's dangerous low ball into the box evades everyone!
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CHANCE!

75' Raheem Sterling rolls in Phil Foden however the youngster's effort falls just wide of the mark!
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NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBSTITUTIONS

74' Allan Saint-Maximin and and Danny Rose are replaced by DeAndre Yedlin and Valentino Lazaro.
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73' More good build up play from City allows Mendy to get in behind however his low ball is turned away for a corner.
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MANCHESTER CITY SUBSTITUTION

70' Joao Cancelo is on in place of Kyle Walker.
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WATER BREAK

70' As the players take a drinks break Steve Bruce must be pulling his hair out at that Gayle miss moments before City's second goal.
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GOAL! NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-2 MANCHESTER CITY - RAHEEM STERLING

68' WHAT A GOAL! It all starts with Aymeric Laporte who's cross-field ball finds Phil Foden, he finds Sterling who cuts in side and curls a superb finish into the bottom corner!

 

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67' Newcastle look a different team here, we have a proper cup tie on our hands!
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CHANCE!

65 WHAT A CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! A low ball in from Allan Saint-Maximin finds an unmarked Dwight Gayle who some how skies an effort from five yards out! That had to go in for the hosts...
19:559 days ago

NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBSTITUTIONS

64' Also a double change for Newcastle as Dwight Gayle and Joelinton replace Miguel Almiron and Andy Carroll.
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MANCHESTER CITY SUBSTITUTIONS

64' Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva are on for David Silva and Riyad Mahrez.
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63' A great ball by Benjamin Mendy finds Gabriel Jesus but the City number nine is denied by a superb last-ditch challenge by Danny Rose.
19:519 days ago

YELLOW CARD - ANDY CARROLL

60' The Newcastle target man is booked for a late challenge on Aymeric Laporte.
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58' Newcastle offering a little more than they did in the first half but still no clear opportunity for them yet...
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53' First chance of the half as Riyad Mahrez fires one just over Karl Darlow's bar!
19:419 days ago

SECOND HALF: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY

46' Newcastle get the game restarted!
19:339 days ago

Arsenal Await

So, the winner of tonight's game will face Arsenal at Wembley in the semi final!

If it's going to be the Toon that book their place against the Gunners they're going to have to put in a polar-opposite performance in this second half.

19:339 days ago

SEMI FINAL DRAW

SEMI FINAL ONE: MANCHESTER UNITED VS CHELSEA

SEMI FINAL TWO: ARSENAL VS NEWCASTLE UNITED/MANCHESTER CITY

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SEMI FINAL DRAW

Now over to the draw for the next round just before the second half gets going. A reminder of the teams left in the hat:

1 Arsenal

2 Newcastle United/Manchester City

3 Manchester United

4 Chelsea

19:269 days ago

HALF TIME ROUND-UP

Well then, that was some dominance from the Blues. From the first whistle City have looked superb both on the ball and off it, not giving Newcastle a sniff.

All of the home side's hard work seemed to be for nothing after Schar's silly mistake in pushing Jesus in the back for the City penalty.

No doubt Steve Bruce will be scratching his head in the Newcastle dressing room at the break.

19:229 days ago

HALF TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY

City have the lead at the break thanks to a Kevin De Bruyne penalty, in a dominant first 45 minutes from the visitors!
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CHANCE!

45+1' So close to two! A David Silva corner is met by Aymeric Laporte who heads just wide!
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45' Two minutes added on at the end of the first half.
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GOAL! NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY - KEVIN DE BRUYNE

37' Converted! Birthday boy, De Bruyne steps up and slots home to give his side a deserved lead!

 

19:089 days ago

PENATLY

Manchester City have a penatly after Gabriel Jesus is pushed in the back by Javier Manquillo! A great spot by Lee Mason!
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32' Another good chance for City. A trademark Kevin De Bruyne cross is whipped into the box but an unmarked Gabriel Jesus can't connect with his head and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
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MATCH STATS

28' Despite all of City's dominance Newcastle are standing strong and defending well.
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Drinks Break

25' Quick break in play as we have a drinks break. I think a break is exactly what Newcastle need...
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CHANCE!

25' Raheem Sterling is denied again! A low ball breaks to Sterling who finds space 10 yards from goal but his effort is again well saved by Darlow!
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CHANCE!

23' A blocked shot from Riyad Mahrez falls to Raheem Sterling but his effort from close range is well saved by Karl Darlow!
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CHANCE!

19' City come close again! Riyad Marhez finds space on the edge of the box and curls an effort inches past the post! 

The City onslaught continues...

18:509 days ago

CHANCE!

CLOSE! A low ball into the box from Kyle Walker finds David Silva in the six yard box but his effort falls just wide of the Newcastle post!
18:479 days ago

CHANCE!

11' Huge chance for City! David Silva pulls the ball back for an unmarked Riyad Mahrez on the edge of the box, however he can't hit the target and curls his effort just over the bar!
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10' City really knocking on the door here but Newcastle standing strong. Benjamin Mendy finds space down the left but flashes an effort wide of the near post.
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Contrasting Colours

7' For some reason the visitors felt it fit not to wear their traditional blue against Newcastle's black and white stripes and have instead opted for their 'Mcdonald's Iced Strawberry Lemonade' colours (google it) instead.
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2' Aymeric Laporte is down receiving treatment after clashing heads with Andy Carroll.
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1' Quick start by the visitors as Kyle Walker tries to get round the back of the Newcastle down the right but his eventual cross is cleared behind. The following corner comes to nothing.
18:329 days ago

KICK OFF: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY

1' Manchester City get the ball rolling at St James' Park!
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KICK OFF:

The players taking part in a clap as a thank you for all those front line workers risking their lives for the safety of others.
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Kevin De Birthday Boy

The teams are lining up and we are almost ready to go!
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Chelsea's 1-0 win over Leicester means they have confirmed their place in the semi final alongside Manchester United and Arsenal, but who will join them Newcastle United or Manchester City?
18:139 days ago

Manchester City Team News

Like Bruce, Pep has also made four changes to his side with Claudio Bravo (despite being a doubt), Nicolas Otamendi, David Silva and Gabriel Jesus all coming in to the starting eleven.

Despite the rest on Thursday there is no spot in the starting lineup for the in form Phil Foden, who has to settle for a place on the bench. He's joined by fellow academy product, Taylor Harwood-Bellis who scored his first goal for his boyhood club in round three of this year's competition against Port Vale.

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Newcastle United Team News

So, Steve Bruce has made four changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Aston Villa last time out with Karl Darlow, Fabian Schar, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton all coming in.

One man who the Toon army will be happy to see in their starting eleven is Isaac Hayden who was a doubt heading into this game.

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Manchester City Starting XI

Here is how Pep Guardiola's side line-up

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Newcastle United Starting XI

Here is how the Magpies line-up

17:309 days ago

Semi Final Draw

The draw for the semi final of this year's FA Cup will take place at half time of this evening's game. 

The ball numbers are as followed:

1 Arsenal

2 Newcastle United/Manchester City

3 Manchester United

4 Chelsea or Leicester City

15:599 days ago

The Holder's Journey so Far

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13:3210 days ago

Manchester City Team News

The Blues will be without Fernandinho after he was sent off in Thursday's defeat Chelsea, whilst Eric Garcia, John Stones and Sergio Aguero will also miss out due to injury.

Usual cup keeper, Claudio Bravo is also a doubt.

13:2910 days ago

Newcastle United Team News

The hosts go into the game with a number of absentees as Jack Coldback, Florian Lejeune, Ciaran Clark and Jetro Williams all sidelined through injury.

Isaac Hayden, Mattty and Sean Longstaff and Matt Ritchie are also all doubts.

13:2710 days ago

Manchester City One-to-watch - Phil Foden

With all the star-studded names in Pep Guardiola's squad, their main man in this tie could prove to be a home grown talent. 

Foden has been in lightening form since the restart scoring finding the net three times in his last two games, and after being rested in Thursday's defeat to Chelsea there is no doubt the 'Stockport Iniesta' will be fresh and ready to go.

13:2410 days ago

Newcastle United One-to-watch - Allan Saint-Maximin

If Steve Bruce and his side are going to cause an upset in this clash, one man they'll be relying on is Allan Saint-Maximin.

The Frenchman has proved a sensation on Tyneside this campaign showing glimpses of being a world class talent ,and if anyone in Bruce's squad is going to be the one to breach their opponents world class side, it will be this man.

13:2010 days ago

Post-lockdown Form

Since the restart of English football, both clubs have enjoyed fairly successful form with Newcastle unbeaten with a win and a draw, whilst City have picked up two wins from three games.
13:1410 days ago

Last Four Place up For Grabs

With a place in the semi-final of the competition up for grabs, the game is a big one for both team's season's.

With the hosts without a trophy in 48 years, the Toon will see this clash as a huge step in ending that run with, whilst the Blues will be hoping to win the FA Cup back-to-back for the first time after they lost their Premier League crown to Liverpool in the week.

13:1110 days ago

WELCOME!

Hello, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of Newcastle United vs Manchester City in the FA Cup. My name is Josh Lees and I'll be providing you with live updates, both pre-match and in-game. Stay tuned!
13:0410 days ago
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