Newcastle beats twice: Shelvey snatches victory from ManCity


Manchester City did not get past Newcastle United 2-2 on Matchday 14, despite a two-goal lead. This missed the champions to shorten the gap to Liverpool.

Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey scored late in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

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Newcastle coach Steve Bruce made a personal change following the 0-2 draw at Aston Villa: Javi Manquillo replaced Yedlin (out of the squad). As the only striker began the former Hoffenheim Joelinton, Willems – borrowed from Eintracht Frankfurt – began on the left defensive wing.

The coach of ManCity, Pep Guardiola, exchanged in comparison to
Five times staffing out of Schachtar Donetsk: Walker, Stones, Mendy, David Silva and Mahrez started in place of Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Angelino, Rodrigo and Bernardo Silva (all bank). DFB international Gundogan was also in the starting lineup.

The guests dominated the event as expected from the first minute. The reigning champion let the ball move safely through the ranks, while at Newcastle Joelinton phased the only runners. His teammates lined up tightly around the penalty area.

Sterling hits – Willems counters

Nevertheless, the first chance belonged to the hosts, Saint-Maximin did not present Ederson with his low shot (8). It was not until the 17th minute that the Citizens emerged in front of the box. Mahrez was disturbed by Fernandez at the last moment (17.). Five minutes later, however, the ball was on the net: David Silva and Sterling combined at top speed into the penalty area, in the end the Spaniard put down the pick for the English international, who struck dry to 1: 0 (22).

The shock at the home side did not last long. It only took three minutes for Almiron to unlock Willems with a single pass in the city penalty area. The left-back had no trouble and put in a similar position as Sterling (25.). After that, the game fell back into the old pattern – without any other significant opportunities. With 1: 1 it went into the break.

De Bruyne per dream goal to 2: 1

After the break, an initially tough game with field advantages for ManCity developed. Only after more than 20 minutes in the second round was it again dangerous in the penalty area: Dubravka caught a sharp de Bruyne cross pass just before his goal (67), then defused the Slovaks a big chance of Gabriel Jesus. De Bruyne's margin was also blocked (69 '). Bernardo Silva – previously substitute – failed later in the free-field in the penalty area (72), before De Bruyne finally seemed to shoot his colors to victory: The Belgian caught the ball in front of the penalty area and drove the ball worth seeing by dropkick in the mesh (82.).

Shelvey does not hesitate – and meets for 2: 2

But again, it took only a few minutes for the Magpies to equalize: Atsu did not carry out a free-kick, but passed the edge of the box to Shelvey, who fired the ball directly to the left to make it 2-2 (88 '). Sterling had a renewed lead on injury in injury time, but once again Dubravka proved to be a solid backing. At the end it remained at 2: 2.

Goals and cards

0: 1
sterling (22 ', right shot, Silva)

1: 1
Willems (25 ', right-weft, Almiron)

1: 2
De Bruyne (82 ', right-footed shot)

2: 2
Shelvey (88 ', Right Shot, Atsu)


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Newcastle United, who climbed to 12th place, will be playing at Sheffield United on Thursday (20.30). For Manchester City, FC Burnley will continue on Tuesday (21:15), with an eleventh-point deficit of first place, depending on the outcome of the match between Liverpool and Brighton.


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