Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

Edin Dzeko scored the game’s only goal in just the eighth minute before Alvaro Negredo wrapped up the points in the sixth minute of added time, but it was the decision to rule out Cheick Tiote’s stunning equaliser for offside in the first-half that cast a dark shadow over the game.

Here’s how Twitter reacted…

 

8 minutes: Edin Dzeko puts City in front for his 5th Premier League goal of the season…

 

 

36 minutes: Newcastle think they’ve equalised through a Tiote screamer, but it’s wrongly ruled out for a mysterious offside…

GIF: Cheick Tioté’s wonderstrike was disallowed for offside. What do you think? #NUFC #MCFC

 

 

 

70 minutes: A defensive mix up at the back for City presents Loic Remy with a golden opportunity to equalise, but Joe Hart does well to save…

 

 

74 minutes: Newcastle defender Yanga-Mbiwa kicks out at Samir Nasri and receives just a booking. Nasri is strecthered off as a result…

 

 

 

90+6 minutes: Alvaro Negredo wraps up the points for City with a rather fortunate effort when one-on-one with Tim Krul…

 

 

 

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