With Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis having already bagged the title and Newcastle secure, there was nothing using on the fixture but it surely served up some wealthy leisure with Spaniard Torres particularly having fun with himself at St James’ Park.
“Unbelievable numbers and objectives in his first season within the Premier League,” Guardiola stated of the 21-year-old signed from Valencia for 20 million kilos ($28.20 million) final August.
“He’s so younger and medical. He’s a man introduced as a winger however possibly now we have to assume as a striker.”
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Twice Metropolis needed to come from a purpose down as they prolonged the hole on the prime of the desk to 13 factors.
Guardiola rested first-choice goalkeeper Ederson and handed 35-year-old former England participant Scott Carson his first look for the membership.
Carson’s first motion was to choose the ball out of the again of his web after Emil Krafth discovered house to move house Jonjo Shelvey’s cross within the twenty fifth minute.
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Joao Cancelo’s deflected drive levelled it up within the thirty ninth minute and Torres put Metropolis forward with a wonderfully improvised flick to direct Ilkay Guendogan’s cross into the web.
However Newcastle had been stage in first-half stoppage time when Joelinton thumped a penalty previous Carson after a posh VAR determination. Joelinton was clearly taken down by Nathan Ake within the field however VAR was required to resolve whether or not Allan Saint-Maximin had been offside within the build-up.
It was proving a busy evening for Carson and he confronted one other penalty simply previous the hour when Kyle Walker barged over Joe Willock within the space.
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Carson saved Willock’s effort however the Arsenal loanee turned within the rebound.
However Metropolis had been in no temper to supply any items and had been stage once more inside two minutes as Torres transformed a cross by Raheem Sterling on the stretch.
Two minutes later he accomplished his hat-trick when he confirmed nice steadiness to volley house a rebound after Cancelo struck the woodwork with a fierce drive from outdoors the world.
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Torres now has 13 objectives in all competitions for Metropolis this season and whereas Carson’s contribution has been far much less, Guardiola was stuffed with reward for his stand-in keeper, too.
“We’re extremely pleased for him. He is a vital participant for us. He’s an actual chief and in the present day was an distinctive day to let him play,” the Spaniard stated.