Man City consolidate top spot in PL

English Premier League

Newcastle United 0-4 Manchester City

Manchester City proved too strong for Newcastle United after registering a 4-0 victory at St. James' Park.

Man City made three changes to the side that thrashed Leeds United, as Joao Cancelo, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were all recalled.

City had a perfect start after after Ruben Dias gave them the lead in the fifth minute with a header at the back post after a mix-up in Newscastle's defence from Cancelo's cross.

The visitors got a two-goal cushion from a moment of individual brilliance just before the half-hour mark after Cancelo went past a couple of challenges before smashing a strike into the top corner from outside the box.

Riyad Mahrez put the game to bed for Pep Guardiola's charges in the 63rd minute with a first-time volley in the box after a cross by Oleksandr Zinchenko, with the goal awarded by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after it was rules out for offside.

Sterling rounded off the scoring for the Citizens four minutes before time with a tap-in from Jesus's cross, as City stretched their lead to four points at the top.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea missed the chance to move up to second on the log after they were held to a goalless draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium.

The Blues made two changes to the side that was held by Everton, with Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek picking up knocks in that game and they were replaced by N'Golo Kante and Trevor Chalobah.

Wolves were confident on the ball in the opening exchanges and Daniel Podence found the back of the net in the 15th minute after a good attack but the goal was disallowed for offside.

After lacklustre first-half, Thomas Tuchel's charges were on the front foot coming from the half-time break, as Marcos Alonso struck the post with a deflected shot early in the second stanza.

Christian Pulisic came close to snatching the winner for Chelsea 17 minutes before time after going through on goal but he was denied by goalkeeper Jose Sa in a one-on-one as Wolves held on for the share of the spoils.

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