A Boxing Day error by Tim Krul gifted Carlos Tevez the ball and it led to a goal for Gareth Barry in the opening minutes. Another defensive lapse saw the Argentinian sprint by Fabricio Colocinni and get his foot onto a James Milner cross to stick the ball into the net. Two goals and the game was not even five minutes old.
Tevez’s celebration was a variation on his usual Flopy routine. This time he raced down the sideline, pulled out a baby nipple from his sock which he stuck in his mouth for a tasty treat.
Newcastle answered through Andy Carroll but Tevez’s second goal snuffed out their spirited comeback. The club must be breathing easier now that he’s recommitted to Eastlands. He’s proving immense as City push onto hitherto unimaginable levels.