With Liverpool held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's late kick-off, Pep Guardiola's men knew victory over the Magpies would extend our lead at the Premier League summit to three points with as many games of the season remaining.
However, gaining that all-important win was far from a foregone conclusion against a side who came to the Etihad with four wins from their last five matches.
A must-watch encounter beckoned, as City aimed to hand our prospects of successive Premier League titles a huge boost.
And CITY+ subscribers can enjoy the match its entirety via the video above.
We are keeping the game's final result quiet in order to give fans who want to watch the full game without knowing the score in advance the chance to enjoy the re-run.
For just £1.99 per month, CITY+ allows subscribers to access full-match replays of all Men’s, and Women’s fixtures, as well as EDS and Academy broadcasts of selected live matches and City Studios' collection of documentaries.
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