Man City vs Newcastle: Complete head-to-head record

Manchester City vs Newcastle United is a staple of English football at the top level.

The two clubs have met almost 200 times in the past, both having enjoyed some memorable victories. The overall record between these sides is remarkably even, although Man City have dominated this fixture since the dawn of the Premier League.

However, recent Saudi investment in Newcastle has helped level the playing field, with meetings between the two teams now taking on even greater significance.

Here is the complete head-to-head record between Man City and Newcastle.

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Newcastle’s last FA Cup triumph came against Man City / Central Press/GettyImages

Back when the FA Cup final was the biggest date in the football calendar, Newcastle enjoyed their most special victory over Man City. The Magpies beat the Sky Blues at the old Wembley Stadium back in 1955 in the big game, although it remains their most recent domestic FA Cup triumph.

It took just 45 seconds for Newcastle to take the lead through Jackie Milburn, the quickest ever FA Cup final goal at the time. Man City’s Bobby Meadows would then suffer a serious leg injury just 16 minutes later – one that would force him to retire from football – meaning his side had to finish the game with ten men as substitutes had not yet been introduced.

Bobby Johnstone would draw City level somewhat surprisingly before half-time, but two goals in seven second-half minutes courtesy of Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah took the Magpies to the trophy.

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Joe Royle helped Man City to League Cup glory / Getty Images/GettyImages

Man City would exact their revenge a little over two decades later, beating Newcastle 2-1 in the League Cup final at the old Wembley. It was the third time in six years the Sky Blues had made it to the final two of the competition and their second triumph.

Teenager Peter Barnes put Man City ahead after just 11 minutes, converting Mike Doyle’s header from a free kick. However, the Magpies would equalise before the break thanks to Alan Gowling, the forward converting a Malcolm Macdonald cross.

It took less than a minute for Man City to restore their advantage after the break, a goal that would prove the winner from Dennis Tueart. The Englishman’s overhead kick would find its way beyond the Newcastle goalkeeper, with Joe Royle seeing a later effort disallowed.

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Newcastle edged this seven-goal encounter / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Newcastle had won four of their last seven meetings with the Cityzens prior to 2004’s seven-goal thriller, with the Magpies enjoying a prosperous spell against Man City that wouldn’t last a great deal longer.

Despite the game being goalless at half-time, there would be a flurry of second-half strikes at St James’ Park, starting with Laurent Robert’s wonderfully-placed free kick. Stephen Carr was then felled in the box by Man City goalkeeper David James, the prolific Alan Shearer tucking home the spot kick.

Kevin Keegan, who now found himself in the Man City dugout after a famous spell with Newcastle, saw his side rally, quick-fire goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Robbie Fowler levelling proceedings. Robbie Elliot would restore the hosts’ advantage just two minutes later, but Wright-Phillips grabbed his second with a powerful drive shortly afterwards.

There would be one last twist, however, as Craig Bellamy netted an 89th-minute winner from Oliver Bernard’s cutback, moving the Magpies further clear of the Sky Blues in the Premier League table.

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Sergio Aguero scored a stunning five at the Etihad / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/GettyImages

It’s hard to believe Man City actually found themselves a goal down until just before half-time during their 6-1 Premier League demolition of Newcastle in 2015. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header had put the Toon Army in front, with Sergio Aguero dragging the hosts level in the 42nd minute in similar fashion.

That was the first of five, yes, five, for Aguero that day, the Argentine giving Man City the lead after half-time with a deflected strike. He would then secure his hat-trick with a deft chip over Tim Krul before Kevin De Bruyne added a fourth to completely change the game just seven minutes into the second half.

Aguero still had time for two more, the first a typically precise curled finish into the far corner. The fifth and final of the striker’s efforts was a tap-in from De Bruyne’s cross, Man City having netted five goals in just 13 second-half minutes.

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Ferran Torres produced a stunning flick against Newcastle / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Having recently become the 2020/21 Premier League champions, Man City participated in a seven-goal thriller at St James’ Park to celebrate. Things didn’t initially go to plan for the table-toppers, Emil Krafth’s header putting Steve Bruce’s Newcastle ahead.

However, Joao Cancelo’s deflected thunderbolt brought Man City level, with Ferran Torres’ remarkable near-post flick from a free kick putting the visitors ahead three minutes later. It was a goal of wonderful delicacy from the Spaniard, with it not being his final contribution at St James’ Park.

Things turned in Newcastle’s favour again after the break, with Joelinton having equalised from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage-time. The Magpies were awarded another spot kick after the break, Joe Willock’s initial effort saved by Scott Carson, but the midfielder able to convert the rebound.

However, Torres would grab his hat-trick for Man City with a two-minute brace, converting from Gabriel Jesus’ cross and the rebound following Cancelo’s fierce effort that struck the post. In the end, the recently crowned champions proved too much for Newcastle.

Man City vs Newcastle – Complete H2H record

Man City vs Newcastle – Premier League H2H record

Top scorers in Man City vs Newcastle Premier League fixtures


Team represented


Sergio Aguero

Man City


Raheem Sterling

Man City


Alan Shearer



David Silva

Man City


Ferran Torres

Man City



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