Manchester City’s first football team, the “defending champion”, continued its pressure on leaders Arsenal, by defeating Newcastle United 2-0 on Saturday, in the opening of the 26th round of the English Premier League.
City raised its tally in second place to 58 points, two points behind Arsenal, who will host Bournemouth at a later time.
On the other hand, Newcastle’s balance, which held its mission to reserve a seat in the Champions League next season, froze at 41 points, 4 points behind Tottenham, who finished fourth and last qualified for the main continental competition, who is also a guest at Wolverhampton later.
City rose up after a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest and Germany’s Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League final with the same result, by defeating Bournemouth 4-1 in the Premier League, followed by a second victory over Bristol City from the second-level “Championship” 3-0 in the fifth round of the tournament. Cup competition Tuesday.
Since the loss in the derby to neighbor United on January 14, City has raised its level, as it has only tasted defeat once in its last 11 matches in various competitions, compared to 8 wins and two draws.
For his part, the results of the “McPace” team swayed in February, as it fell into a 1-1 draw against West Ham and Bournemouth, before falling at home to Liverpool 0-2, to return and lose the League Cup final against Manchester United with the same result last Sunday.
Although Newcastle’s results exceeded expectations, its level has declined in the recent period, as it achieved only two wins in its last eight matches in various competitions, compared to 3 draws and the same number of defeats.
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