Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva struck as Manchester City maintained their pursuit of Premier League leaders Arsenal with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Newcastle.
Foden opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium after a superb run before Silva came off the bench to secure the points from a feisty encounter in the second half.
That one was for you Milly-Rose 💙🕊️ pic.twitter.com/FORdR3eGsE
— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) March 4, 2023
Foden’s brilliant 15th-minute effort, albeit coming with the aid of a deflection, gave the champions a deserved interval lead but Newcastle, looking to get back to winning ways after a poor run, fought back.
The Magpies were the dominant side in the early period of the second half and it took the arrival of Silva, who scored within moments of coming on, to settle City’s nerves in the 67th minute.
🔵 2-0 ⚫️ #ManCity pic.twitter.com/D0MnjbydiK
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 4, 2023
His strike took the sting out of Newcastle’s game and what has been a fine campaign continues to look like it is running out of steam.
Yet as Newcastle tire, Foden appears to be getting going.
The England midfielder has endured a frustrating few months since the World Cup due to injury and illness but he has now scored four goals in the past three outings.