It was one of these nights when heavyweights show their muscles in a new battle, the battle of investments and above all the battle of football.
For the fans, the only thing that has value is the 90 minutes. One ticket was in question and the two formations were eager to find the win.
The first minutes saw Newcastle in possession and the City attack chasing for the ball. Miley was fouled by Alvarez in the 7th minute and soon after City took possession and wanted to be present with numbers in the third part of the pitch.
Gvardiol had to close Isak in the ninth minute and this was only one of the first actions of the evening. Grealish had a personal battle with Valentino Livramento starting from the 15th minute, but City was not limited only to the left side.
City was on the fast track…
Alvarez had the first chance of the game with Nick Pope who was ready to make a save with his right foot. Dummett interfered with an amazing tackle to deny Jack Grealish a clear scoring chance in the 20th minute.
Julian Alvarez escaped Lascelles in the center of the defence and this was almost a goal. But his shot ended wide at the left post in the 28th. Livramento was injured in his right knee in the 32nd having a light scratch, but nothing serious.
Gvardiol had a chance from the corner in the 34th, but his header went well wide after a cross from Gomez. City was the team, who wanted to find the goal first and they did their best, but the spaces were limited.
Isak gave a ball to Murphy in the 42nd but his shot was saved by Ortega. The match was balanced in the first half and the squads entered the dressing rooms with no goals scored.
The second half started with two subs for Newcastle United, who wanted to improve their game.
Lewis Hall came off and he was replaced by Gordon and Milley walked off for Bruno Guimaraes. Tonali had a chance in the 48th minute, but his shot ended wide the target of Ortega.
The match was full of speed and aggression in the first few minutes of the second half.
Newcastle found the goal in the 51st after a combination of Joelinton and Isak, with Isak who scored in an empty net.
Isak had another chance in the 56th, but his shot was blocked by Akanji. The match talked for Newcastle and in the Manchester City side, this was something that would not be accepted.
The manager of Manchester City was preparing Halaand to change things and Erling was the right player to fix City’s problems.
Alexander Isak was replaced on the other side by Miguel Almiron in the 63rd after scoring and performing really well.
Akanji got a yellow card for a foul in Almiron’s right foot from behind and intentional. Kalvin Philips also received a yellow for a foul on his own half.
Subs coming on for City
City made two subs afterwards with Mateo Kovacic and Nathan Ake leaving the pitch for Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunez. Bruno Guimaraes received a yellow card in the 71st with the number of yellow which was a warning for both teams.
Phil Foden replaced Julian Alvarez in the 74th and this was a sign that City might change the game in the upcoming minutes.
Jack Grealish shot in the 75th, but his save was central ending in the gloves of Nick Pope. Newcastle reacted with Gordon, Joelinton, and Murphy.
Nunez had a chance in the 82nd, but Liveramento was there to make a terrific challenge.
Gordon had to score after a solo run in the 84th, but his shot was saved by Ortega in the 84th. Rico Lewis responded with a shot from the distance in the 89th, but the result was out of the target.
Sandro Tonali was replaced eight minutes after receiving a yellow card with Elliot Anderson in the 90th minute.
The last minutes saw Guimaraes try, but his shot was saved by Ortega, and Dummet replaced by Schar in the 95th.
Six minutes ended and Newcastle was the qualified team in a real battle, denying City a long journey in the Carabao Cup.