Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City
Yaya Toure's second-half brace moved Manchester City within touching distance of the Premier League title.
The club are now just one game away from winning the top-flight for the first time in 44 years as City overcame a resilient Newcastle side looking to make ground on third-placed Arsenal. City made the stronger start to the tie with David Silva and Sergio Aguero testing Tim Krul while Newcastle had to wait until the half hour mark for their first attempt as Demba Ba blazed a long range strike harmlessly over. Alan Pardew's gained a foothold late in the first-half and could have taken the lead when Ba's close range effort was blocked by Gael Clichy and Hatem Ben Arfa's follow-up volley forced a fine save out of Joe Hart. Gareth Barry thought he had City the lead when his low shot flew through a crowd of bodies and beat Krul before Davide Santon cleared the ball off the line to send the two sides in level at the break. Manchester United fans had hope for the majority of the game as the visitors struggled to cut through a stubborn Newcastle defence who had not conceded in front of their own fans for four matches. But Yaya Toure changed that on the 70th minute when their 2011 FA Cup hero scored another huge goal for the club, bending in a shot from just outside the box. City were in confident mood after taking the lead and could have stretched their lead instantly as Aguero side-footed wide after going through on goal while Yaya Toure slipped in a one-on-one situation with Krul. The Ivorian made no such error in the last minute of the game however as he got on the end of Gael Clichy's cross and fired in a simple finish from six-yards. He put the game beyond doubt although the Magpies could have pulled a goal back in stoppage time when Hart pulled off a fantastic double save to deny Ba and Shola Ameobi. Manchester City face struggling QPR on the final day of the season and must simply equal Manchester United's result at Sunderland to take the Premier League title to the blue half of the city. Newcastle's Champions League dreams are meanwhile dashed on Tyneside after falling to a defeat which leaves them in fifth place.