13 Jan 2014

Manchester City go top with Newcastle win

6:25 am on 13 January 2014

Manchester City have gone top of the Premier League after securing a controversial 2-0 win at Newcastle United with an early Edin Dzeko goal and a stoppage time effort from Alvaro Negredo.

Newcastle were incensed that a stunning volley from Cheick Tiote was disallowed by the referee Mike Jones after 34 minutes when the hosts trailed 1-0.

He decided that Yoan Gouffran, who was standing in an offside position three yards from goal, was interfering with play and blocking the goalkeeper Joe Hart's line of vision.

City moved on to 47 points from 21 league matches, one ahead of Chelsea. Arsenal, who started the weekend top, will go back to the summit if they win at Aston Villa tomorrow.