Toon Come Calling With Horror Record

Last updated : 17 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

2012/13 MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 0

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was amongst the scorers as the Blues recorded their biggest Premier League win since November.

Carlos Tevez, David Silva and Yaya Toure were also on target against a lacklustre Newcastle outfit, who remain not quite far enough clear of the drop zone for comfort.

With potential back-to-back games against Manchester United looming, little wonder why City manager Roberto Mancini was so concerned at Belgium's use of his captain, who was returning to club duty for the first time in two months after a calf problem.

For Kompany is going to be a key man over the next fortnight, which could do so much to determine whether Mancini's work over the season is viewed as progress or inexcusable regression.

They may have been in the top two for five months but the title fever that gripped City at this point last season is nowhere to be seen and news of the Manchester United win at Sunderland that briefly took the Red Devils 18 points clear was greeted with complete indifference in the stands.

The large section of Roberto Mancini's programme notes devoted to the FA Cup semi-final, a match not due to take place for another fortnight, seemed to indicate where the priority now lies, beyond, of course, securing a Champions League berth for next season.

For 20 minutes it appeared the minds of Mancini's players were drifting towards a meeting with Chelsea or United at Wembley on April 14 too.

The liveliest the home fans got was with Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who from a ridiculously early point was dragging out every dead ball and free-kick he was asked to take.

As it turned out, the game clicked into gear thanks to a rare visitors' attack. Vurnon Anita dropped a superb crossfield pass perfectly into the path of Papiss Cisse, whose first-time effort was well saved at his near post by Joe Hart.

Within minutes Gareth Barry was striding onto Samir Nasri's cut-back, the goal gaping in front of him. Inexplicably, Barry fired over, eliciting groans from the home faithful who were expecting so much more from their team, both on Saturday and in the season as a whole.

Crucially though, City had built up some momentum. And when Gael Clichy squeezed a cross through to the far post,

Tevez slid in to turn it home.

It was the South American's seventh goal in six games and his 17th overall this season, and the hosts were in no mood to offer Newcastle any way back.

Clichy brought an outstanding save out of Elliot, as did Edin Dzeko, before an intricate bit of passing from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri offered Silva the chance to reach the corner of the six-yard box, where he buried his shot with some aplomb.

Why Newcastle waited until their position was virtually hopeless before injecting any degree of urgency into their game was a mystery but they began the second period with a sense of purpose so obviously absent during the first half.

Yohan Cabaye flashed a shot across goal after running onto Cisse's lay-off before the midfielder zipped a shot over from 20 yards. In between, an offside flag rendered Cisse's shot over on the stretch irrelevant.

That flurry was as good as it got for the visitors. And there could be no more appropriate scorer of City's third goal than Kompany.

His last for the Blues was the goal that won the derby in April 2012. This was not quite in the same class, the Belgian flicking home an off-target Barry effort that hit two Newcastle men besides.

In the whole scheme of things, it will matter little. However, it offered the home fans an opportunity to train their thoughts on what could be the first of two successive meetings with United, depending on Monday's FA Cup replay, at Old Trafford on April 8.

On this form, Sir Alex Ferguson's side will find it difficult to confirm their superiority. With 20 minutes left, Toure strode through some poor Newcastle defending and beat Elliot at his near post with a shot that deflected off James Perch.

Toure's effort was the signal for Sergio Aguero's return from injury, in place of Samir Nasri, which is also good news for City ahead of the derby, when the Blues will look to delay an inevitable 20th title - which now cannot be won until April 17 at the earliest - for another couple of games.

MAN CITY v NEWCASTLE - THE HISTORY

2012/2013     Sat 30 Mar     Man. City     4 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premier League  
    Sat 15 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 3     Man. City     Premier League  
2011/2012     Sun 06 May     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 2     Man. City     Premier League  
    Sat 19 Nov     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premier League  
2010/2011     Sun 26 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 3     Man. City     Premier League  
    Sun 03 Oct     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premier League  
2008/2009     Wed 28 Jan     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premier League  
    Mon 20 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     Premier League  
2007/2008     Wed 02 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 2     Man. City     Premier League  
    Sat 29 Sep     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premier League  
2006/2007     Sat 31 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     Premiership  
    Sat 11 Nov     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
2005/2006     Wed 01 Feb     Man. City     3 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sat 24 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     Premiership  
2004/2005     Wed 02 Feb     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sun 24 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 3     Man. City     Premiership  
2003/2004     Sat 01 May     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sat 22 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 0     Man. City     Premiership  
2002/2003     Sat 18 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     Premiership  
    Sat 24 Aug     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
2001/2002     Sun 17 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     F.A. Cup  
2000/2001     Sat 24 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     Premiership  
    Sat 30 Sep     Man. City     0 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
1995/1996     Sat 24 Feb     Man. City     3 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sat 16 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     Premiership  
1994/1995     Sat 29 Apr     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sun 19 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     F.A. Cup  
    Mon 02 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     Premiership  
    Wed 21 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 2     Man. City     League Cup  
    Wed 30 Nov     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     League Cup  
1993/1994     Sat 09 Apr     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Premiership  
    Sat 01 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     Premiership  
1986/1987     Sat 21 Mar     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 11 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1985/1986     Sat 26 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 23 Nov     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1983/1984     Sat 18 Feb     Man. City     1 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
    Sat 29 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     5 - 0     Man. City     Second Division  
1977/1978     Wed 29 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
    Mon 26 Dec     Man. City     4 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1976/1977     Wed 16 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 06 Nov     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1975/1976     Wed 14 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 30 Aug     Man. City     4 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1974/1975     Sat 18 Jan     Man. City     5 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 30 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1973/1974     Wed 27 Mar     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 13 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1972/1973     Wed 18 Apr     Man. City     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 23 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1971/1972     Sat 25 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 11 Sep     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1970/1971     Mon 12 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 03 Oct     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1969/1970     Wed 08 Oct     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 16 Aug     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1968/1969     Mon 05 May     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 16 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1967/1968     Sat 11 May     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 4     Man. City     First Division  
    Wed 06 Sep     Man. City     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1966/1967     Sat 05 Nov     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 15 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1964/1965     Sat 24 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     Second Division  
    Wed 14 Oct     Man. City     3 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
1963/1964     Sat 04 Apr     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
    Sat 23 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     Second Division  
1960/1961     Sat 21 Jan     Man. City     3 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 10 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 3     Man. City     First Division  
1959/1960     Sat 30 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 28 Nov     Man. City     3 - 4     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1958/1959     Sat 14 Mar     Man. City     5 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 25 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1957/1958     Mon 14 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Mon 07 Apr     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1956/1957     Sat 02 Mar     Man. City     1 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 20 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 3     Man. City     First Division  
1955/1956     Sat 07 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 26 Nov     Man. City     1 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1954/1955     Mon 27 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 25 Dec     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1953/1954     Sat 03 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 3     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 14 Nov     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1952/1953     Sat 14 Feb     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 27 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1951/1952     Sat 12 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 24 Nov     Man. City     2 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1949/1950     Sat 21 Jan     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 17 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
1948/1949     Sat 19 Feb     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 25 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1946/1947     Sat 03 May     Man. City     0 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
    Sat 26 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 2     Man. City     Second Division  
1938/1939     Sat 08 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 2     Man. City     Second Division  
    Sat 03 Dec     Man. City     4 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
1933/1934     Wed 21 Mar     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 07 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
1932/1933     Sat 01 Apr     Man. City     1 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 19 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1931/1932     Sat 05 Mar     Man. City     5 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 24 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1930/1931     Sat 11 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 06 Dec     Man. City     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1929/1930     Sat 22 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 16 Nov     Man. City     3 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1928/1929     Sat 23 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 10 Nov     Man. City     2 - 4     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1925/1926     Sat 01 May     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 19 Dec     Man. City     2 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1924/1925     Sat 24 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 20 Sep     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1923/1924     Sat 10 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 03 Nov     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1922/1923     Sat 05 May     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 28 Apr     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1921/1922     Sat 06 May     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 29 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     5 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1920/1921     Sat 07 May     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Mon 02 May     Man. City     3 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1919/1920     Sat 24 Apr     Man. City     0 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 17 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1914/1915     Sat 13 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 10 Oct     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1913/1914     Mon 13 Apr     Man. City     0 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Thu 01 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1912/1913     Sat 15 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 12 Oct     Man. City     0 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1911/1912     Sat 27 Jan     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 23 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1910/1911     Sat 29 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 3     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 24 Dec     Man. City     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1908/1909     Sat 27 Feb     Man. City     0 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 24 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1907/1908     Sat 15 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 19 Oct     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1906/1907     Sat 16 Feb     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 13 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1905/1906     Tue 26 Dec     Man. City     1 - 4     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Wed 06 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 2     Man. City     First Division  
1904/1905     Sat 28 Jan     Man. City     3 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 01 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1903/1904     Fri 01 Apr     Man. City     1 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 10 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1901/1902     Sat 08 Mar     Man. City     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 09 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
1900/1901     Sat 20 Apr     Man. City     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
    Sat 15 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Man. City     First Division  
1899/1900     Fri 13 Apr     Newcastle Utd.     0 - 0     Man. City     First Division  
    Sat 14 Oct     Man. City     1 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     First Division  
1897/1898     Wed 16 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Man. City     Second Division  
    Sat 08 Jan     Man. City     1 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
1896/1897     Sat 06 Feb     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 0     Man. City     Second Division  
    Sat 17 Oct     Man. City     1 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
1895/1896     Sat 21 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     4 - 1     Man. City     Second Division  
    Sat 04 Jan     Man. City     5 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
1894/1895     Sat 09 Feb     Man. City     4 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  
    Sat 27 Oct     Newcastle Utd.     5 - 4     Man. City     Second Division  
1893/1894     Sat 06 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Ardwick     Second Division  
    Sat 21 Oct     Ardwick     2 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  

Manchester City Fixtures
 
hMonday August 19
20:00 Premier League Manchester City v Newcastle United
Sunday August 25
16:00 Premier League Cardiff City v Manchester City
Saturday August 31
12:45 Premier League Manchester City v Hull City 
Saturday September 14
15:00 Premier League Stoke City v Manchester City
Sunday September 22
16:00 Premier League Manchester City v Man Utd
Saturday September 28
15:00 Premier League Aston Villa v Manchester City