Newcastle 0 - 2 City: Player ratings

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Nigel De Jong celebrates the goal of team mate Yaya Toure of Manchester City to make it 2-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at the Sports Direct Arena on May 6, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Hart - a smart save from Ben Arfa in the first half and always comfortable when called upon. 7

Zabaleta - his loss of possession allowed their best chance but a largely disciplined game. 6.5

Kompany - a composed and imposing figure at the back. A threat from set pieces too. 8

Lescott - often in the shadows of his captain but helped thwart the threat of Newcastle's front pair. 7.5

Clichy - contributed well going forward and had a hand in Yaya Toure's second. 6

Yaya Toure - dominant performance once again. Showed immense versatility and of course go the crucial goals. 8.5

Barry - effective performance yet again. Contributed well to the attacking game too. 7

Silva - managed to find plenty of space and always involved from an attacking perspective. 7.5

Nasri - lined up mostly on the right but struggled to impact in terms of creating opportunities. 5.5

Tevez - a willing runner, linked up well and not afraid to get a shot way. 7

Aguero - always involved and always impacting. Missed a couple of good scoring opportunities though. 7

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