Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City: Jonjo Shelvey’s late strike stuns champions
Newcastle vs Man City
12:30pm Saturday 30th November
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Two points dropped at St James’ Park since Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late attack saw Newcastle make a 2-2 draw with all the champions.
The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half by Raheem Sterling’s well-taken campaign, the forward’s 15th goal of another productive season, just for Jetro Willems’ low drive to draw Newcastle degree.
Kevin De Bruyne’s sumptuous volley seemed to win it for City with eight minutes ahead, but an attack was produced by Liverpool midfielder Shelvey to level things on.
Consequently, the unwanted of Pep Guardiola have closed the gap on leaders Liverpool to eight factors, albeit having played a game more than their competitors, who host Brighton this afternoon.
It was a dim opening into the contest in the North East and if the breakthrough was created by the people it came as somewhat of a surprise.
The returning David Silva tied up with Sterling in a tight area from the box and following a series of fortunate ricochetsthat the ball fell in the latter’s feet, together with the England international making no mistake with a true side-footed finish to the bottom corner of the internet.
The home team took just three minutes to pull flat, however, since Miguel Almiron fed Willems in the box, together with the locating the base of the aim with a well-struck push.
Those strikes that are eye-catching were out of character and for a lot of the phase it was of exactly the same, with the sport.
However, City appeared to have stolen the things Benjamin Mendy cross was headed out into the waiting De Bruyne, that proceeded to rifle an unstoppable volley into the internet off the bottom of the bar.
Newcastle would not be refused, however, catching their opponents out by rolling a free-kick across the area by drilling a shot past Ederson from 25 metres into a Shelvey, who made himself a hero with Liverpool and Newcastle fans.
Although the winners confront Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday afternoon newcastle take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Thursday night.