Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "That is the tempo we need to play. Today our positional game was perfect, unfortunately we could not score more goals but it is a good result and three more points.
"We cannot think much, the schedule is a game every three days. The players are committed and focused.
"Last week we were 10th in the table, all the season is up and down. There are weird results for everyone, this season you have to be calm in the good and the bad moments."
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: "The attitude was pleasing after a difficult week or so, you always know you will come here against a world-class team and we were beaten by the better side.
"It was a decent performance. The game in midweek has gone, we needed to respond to the criticism and they have done as much as they could. They rolled their sleeves up and had a go.
"You accept mistakes, the one thing I wanted to see was a response from a poor display in midweek and they did that."