KENYA BROWN - Monday, September 3, 2018
DeAndre Yedlin scored a goal for Newcastle United, but their struggles still continue in the Premier League as they fell to Manchester City.
Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United
Kyle Walker's game-winning goal in the second half helped Manchester City to a narrow win over Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium to keep them within range of the three remaining unbeaten teams.
It has been a rough start for the Magpies so far as they have lost narrowly in each of their games apart from a scorless tie with Cardiff City. A win over the reigning Premier League champions could have been the spark to get them off ground.
However, it would be Citeh that took the lead in the eighth minute of play when Raheem Sterling took a pass from teammate Benjamin Mendy from the left, cut to his right and unleashed a shoot that Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka would not stop.
Manchester City have not quite hit their form yet and Newcastle made them pay for it at the half-hour mark when Yedlin found the back of the net. Salomon Rondon's cross from the left rolled through the area, allowing the American right back to speed in and steer the ball past goalkeeper Ederson.
The goal also proved to be Newcastle's only shot on goal for the entire game.
The host retook the lead in the 52nd minute in what would eventually be the game-winner when Walker's powerful low finish snuck past the outstretched hand of Dubravka to ensure that Manchester City took all three points in the end.
Newcastle currently sits in 18th place in the standings with one point.
Danny Williams made his return to the Huddersfield Town bench after recovering from a broken leg as he watched all of the action in their 1-1 tie with Everton.
In the Championship, Antonee Robinson started for Wigan Athletic in their 1-0 win over Rotherham United.
Eric Lichaj started for Hull City while Duane Holmes watched from the bench for Derby County as the Rams came away with a 2-1 win.
Geoff Cameron made his first appearance for Queens Park Rangers since completing his loan from Stoke City, coming off the bench in their 0-0 tie with Birmingham City.
Cameron Carter-Vickers watched from the bench as Swansea City sealed a narrow 2-1 win over Millwall.
In League One, Lynden Gooch started for Sunderland as they were able to save a point following a 1-1 tie with Oxford United after they went down to ten men.
Brendan Moore came off the bench for Rochdale to maintain their 1-0 win over Coventry City.