Newcastle United has fallen down drastically in the Premier League table after losing to Manchester City this past Saturday, March 4.
As of March 5, the Magpies sit sixth in the league table, one point behind fifth.
In the team’s contest against Manchester City, Newcastle United struggled to find any sort of rhythm fallen behind within the first 15 minutes.
Manchester City was able to start off the contest red hot as they continuously made Newcastle back peddle defensively. Within the first minute, City almost scored a screaming header that kept Newcastle on their toes.
In the 14th minute, Phil Foden called his shot and scored a front-post goal to take the early 1-0 lead. Foden was able to secure his ninth goal of the season.
As the first half continued on, the Magpies continued to be on defense for the majority of the time and in the 34th minute forward Erling Haaland almost found the second goal of the contest via a header.
In the 36th minute, Newcastle United had one of the most open and available opportunities to knot the game back up at one, but forward Callum Wilson missed the ball off of a cross inside the box.
The next big opportunity for the black and white came in the 63rd minute when another cross was sent into the box, this time for Joelinton who missed the ball.
Both opportunities for Newcastle would have been sure goals if either were able to get a solid touch on the ball.
Unfortunately, the team could only miss out on so many opportunities as Manchester City was able to find their own in the 66th minute. Midfielder Bernardo Silva received a pass on the edge of the 18 and while falling he blasted it into the right side of the net as goalkeeper Nick Pope was caught off guard.
That would be the final goal scored in the contest as the Magpies picked up their third loss in the Premier League this season. Manchester City on the other hand picked up the team’s 18th win that puts them within five points of first place in league play.
While at the time the loss kept Newcastle United at fifth in the league, Sunday would hit and after Liverpool took down Manchester United, they’ve fallen to sixth in the league. With the odds now against them, Newcastle has to head into these next few contests with high confidence. The team cannot afford to take a loss to either Wolves or Nottm Forrest.
Newcastle United will look for redemption and retribution after losing their last three games this next weekend where they take on the Wolves Sunday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m.
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