Manchester City’s biggest win for more than 31 years assured them of a place in the final of the Carabao Cup.
Even Pep Guardiola admitted that Manchester City were through to the Final of the Carabao Cup after a 9-0 first leg ‘annihilation’ of Burton Albion at the Etihad.
MAN CITY 2, NEWCASTLE UNITED 1
It was far from the stroll in the park it appeared in the early stages as Manchester City were made to work hard for their victory against a spirited Newcastle United.
Raheem Sterling scored on his 100th Premier League appearance for Manchester City but defensive frailties remained a problem for City as slack defending from Benjamin Mendy in particular allowed Newcastle United to equalise in the first half.
Harry Kane’s injury time winner secured three vital points for England as they kick off their World Cup 2018 campaign in Russia against Tunisia with a win.
Kane’s opening goal was cancelled out by Ferjani Sassi’s penalty on a night when few decisions went their way until the England captain popped up with an injury time winner to break Tunisian hearts as England collected all three points in the opening match of a tournament for the first time since 2006 in Germany.