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City moves six points clear of title rivals Chelsea

Newcastle 0-4 Man City

A tap-in for Raheem Sterling to make it four. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City have rewritten the history books once again, after a stunning 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Ruben Dias was gifted his third goal for Manchester City, as he headed in from close range after just five minutes, following a defensive mix-up.

Joao Cancelo would give Manchester City a two goal cushion going into half-time, as the Portuguese full-back marked his 100th appearance for the Blues with a sublime solo goal.

Riyad Mahrez would then continue his fine goalscoring form, as the Algerian scored Manchester City’s third. The goal was eventually confirmed by VAR, after initially being ruled out for offside.

In the 85th minute, Raheem Sterling scored his third goal in four appearances, as the England forward tapped in at the back-post.

The victory, which ensured that Pep Guardiola’s side would spend Christmas day at the top of the Premier League table, was City’s eighth consecutive win in the league, and comes just days after the 7-0 thrashing of Leeds United at the Etihad on Tuesday.

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