The goals of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling handed Manchester City a comfortable 2-0 victory over Newcastle United to establish a semi-final clash with Arsenal in the FA Cup.
Pep Guardiola had announced earlier in the week that he had watched out for the quarter-final tie and the Catalan was consistent with his promise, putting his best line-up potentially, while Claudio Bravo replaced Ederson in goal.
From that point, it was single direction traffic and Man City was in the state of mind of playing their game, with Newcastle ready to kick back and let them down.
While Guardiola should have been satisfied with their development play, the consistency finish was amazingly poor and just Raheem Sterling had hit the target with an incredible shot, as Riyad Mahrez came near two occasions.
Having invested so much energy battling for their carries on with, a snapshot of ineptitude has pulverized Newcastle’s hard work after 37 minutes. De Bruyne’s cross aimed for Gabriel Jesus however the Brazilian ended up on the ground after a drive from Javi Manquillo.
Ref Lee Mason had not seen the episode however a message from VAR official Andre Marriner helped him make the call. De Bruyne took hold of the spot-kick and made no blunder, opening into the corner and sending the incorrect way to Karl Darlow.
At the point when 1-0 leads went, City couldn’t have accomplished more at the break to legitimize theirs and Newcastle realized they expected to change their shape or hazard another attack in the subsequent half. Steve Bruce’s side advanced up the pitch and began to cause a few issues for City, while visitors botched brilliant opportunities through Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus to make their carries on with increasingly fun.
At that point came the game-turning second. Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle ‘s most brilliant player, raced to one side, conveying a pinpoint cross to substitute Dwight Gayle. With the goal at his hands and only six yards back, the striker some way or another lifted out from six yards, and Newcastle’s chance with it was no more.
Newcastle has been rebuffed by City multiplying their lead inside 90 seconds of the chance. Aymeric Laporte terminated at Phil Foden and discovered Sterling running inside and transforming his attempt into the far corner from 20 yards out.
City settled in its score and depended on De Bruyne and David Silva with further training ahead of them.
On July 18-19 they will face Arsenal as Guardiola’s men aim for a last-four spot in the bag to retain their title.