An impressive showing on Saturday from Manchester City allowed them to open up a seven point gap over Chelsea and a five point gap over Tottenham, with a game in hand.
City barely need to get out of second in the first half, passing the ball around and creating chances as though they were in a training exercise. Before Tevez opened the scoring on the 41st minute, Silva had already seen a goal disallowed for offside after both Dzeko and Barry missed real chances to put the Blues ahead.
The game seemed to be put beyond Newcastle on the stroke of half time as Silva stroked home a lovely finish into the bottom corner after some brilliant work from Samir Nasri set him up.
Newcastle had a brief spell at the start of the second half where they looked to be getting back into the game but City managed to make it three after returning captain Vincent Kompany cleverly turned Gareth Barry's shot into the back of the net
The goalscoring was concluded on the 69th minute as Yaya Toure burst through the Geordie defence and found his shot take a deflection off Perch to make it four.
Sergio Aguero came off the bench and looked sharp as it seems his injury problem - which kept him out for five weeks - is very much behind him, much to the delight of the City fans.
An important victory today, and brilliant for the City fans to see both Kompany and Aguero return from injury. City can now go into next weeks Manchester Derby full of optimism and confidence.
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