Edin Dzeko gave City side an early lead at The Etihad, before Cheick Tiote’s stunning strike was controversially disallowed when Yoan Gouffran was judged to have interfered with play from an offside position.
Alvaro Negredo’s goal after a swift counter-attack then sealed victory for the visitors in stoppage time.
The game’s controversial nature provoked a huge response on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) disagrees with the decision to chalk off Tiote’s goal: “Sorry but that is a crap decision. Wiped out a goal of the season contender.”
Former Bolton captain Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) is perplexed: “Think the city players must have convinced the ref it nicked off Gouffran , only way it should not have stood??”
Ex-Liverpool Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) is unimpressed: “Shocking decision at Newcastle, Tiote denied one of the great goals of this season”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) chimes in: “So Dermot Gallagher and Mark Halsey (both ex prem refs) disagree on whether Tiote goal should have stood! What chance have we got!”
Manchester United midfielder Phil Jones (@Ph1lj0nes) adds his opinion: “What a strike from tiote! Should have been a goal!”
Ex-Fulham forward Brian McBride (@BMcBride20) praises the Magpies’ display: “Impressed with the Pace and tempo of Newcastle. Commitment to go forward (quickly) as a group,puts them in better spots to win the ball back.”
Former Newcastle forward Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) gives his take on Newcastle’s boss: “Pardew’s comments to Pellegrini not too polite. He seems to argue with opposing managers quite a lot.”
QPR Alejandro Faurlin (@alefaurlin) is hoping Samir Nasri’s knee problem is not serious: “Nasri injury is not looking good!! Really hope the best for him!!”
And finally, City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is delighted with the final result: “Some great old-school defending today. Brilliant result and brilliant support! Newcastle 0 – 2 City !!#MCFC”
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