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Manchester City Beats Newcastle 2-0 to Close on League Title

May 06, 2012

Manchester City beat Newcastle 2-0 to take a three-point lead over Manchester United atop English soccer’s Premier League ahead of its rival’s game against Swansea later today.

Yaya Toure got both goals in Newcastle to lift City to 86 points with one match to play. United is on 83 points with two games remaining.

City has now won five straight matches, including a 1-0 victory against United on April 30 which took it to the top of the standings.

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