Newcastle United vs Man City: Kevin de Bruyne and Jonjo Shelvey score screamers in 2-2 draw during their Premier League encounter at St. James Park.
Manchester City returned to Premier League action with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Etihad last weekend. With Liverpool 9 points ahead of them, Pep Guardiola’s side couldn’t afford to drop any points and travelled to St James park looking for 3 points.
The Newcastle United vs Man City matched opened with Raheem Sterling scoring in the 22nd minute. The England forward was denied by VAR in their last match. Tonight though, the goal stood. However, 3 minutes later, Jetro Willems scored to equalise for Newcastle.
Although, City dominated much of the possession, they couldn’t break Newcastle’s defence. However, after toiling for an hour, Manchester City finally took the lead in the 82nd minute through Kevin De Bruyne’s super strike.
Two goals, two stunners!
Manchester City hunted in packs as they searched for the winner. Newcastle defended brilliantly. However, Manchester City finally found their opening when Belgian playmaker scored an absolute rocket of a shot from the edge of the box. The ball would go on to hit the underside of the bar before the ball found its way in.
DE BRUYNE has just scored this rocket😯 pic.twitter.com/5qxDsJJldt
— footystuff (@footystuff8) November 30, 2019
Manchester City would have been forgiven for believing that they had secured the winner. However, with just 2 minutes left to full time Newcastle were awarded a free kick near the box. Christian Atsu played the ball to Jonjo Shelvey on the edge of the box who curled the ball into the corner of the goal to equalise.
And what an equaliser from Jonjo Shelvey: pic.twitter.com/CHnCUo9Fnt
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 30, 2019
Newcastle’s rehearsed free kick, Atsu rolled over for Shelvey to hit that beautiful shot!
— Aldo (@Aldo33811134) November 30, 2019
This is the 5th time in 14 matches this season where Manchester City have failed to pick up all three points. Should Liverpool win their next match, the difference between both sides will go up to 11. With 24 matches left in the league, City will still fancy their chances. However, the wider the gap gets, the harder it will be for Guardiola to fashion a successful defence of his Premier League title.
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