Ferran Torres scored his first hat trick for Manchester City when the newly crowned English champions came back twice on Saturday, beating Newcastle 4-3. With a third Premier League title in four years, sealed with three games to go, Pep Guardiola again won the opportunity to give several of his players the chance to shine two weeks before the Champions League final.
Goalkeeper Scott Carson made his city debut at the age of 35 and his first Premier League appearance in nearly 10 years.
Victory release Citys unassailable lead at the highest of the table to 13 points over Manchester United. Newcastle secured safety within the top-hole last weekend and stay in 16th. City dominated the gap stages, however fell behind on twenty five minutes once Emil Krafth high-powered home Jonjo Shelveys corner.
Newcastle were unfortunate to not extend their lead 10 minutes later once Shelvey curled a free-kick over the wall and saw it come off the crossbar with Carson beaten.
Guardiola’s guys became the sport round with dreams in 3 minutes while Joao Cancelos deflected shot flew into the ways nook earlier than Torres audaciously flicked Ilkay Gundogans free-kick over Martin Dubravka.
The Magpies leveled once more in the first-1/2 of stoppage time while Nathan Ake becomes adjudged to have tripped Joelinton and after a VAR review, referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot.
Three of the city back four conjointly started a 5-2 home defeat to Leicester in their 1st game of the season once they conceded 3 penalties.
A friend pointed to the spot for a second time simply when the hour mark when Kyle Walker tripped Joe Willock within the box.
Carson was unfortunate as he saved the midfielders spot-kick, however the rebound fell kindly for Willock to fit home his sixth goal of his spell on loan from Arsenal.
However, the lead last simply seconds once Torres stabbed home gabriel jesus driven cross to form it 3-3.
The Spaniard completed his hat-trick 24 minutes from time with another nimble end when Cancelos curling effort came to backtrack the post.