• Match

Manchester City slip further away in the title race

Manchester City, Newcastle United
Getty Images

Newcastle United forced a draw after snatching the lead twice from Man City.

Scoreline: Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City
Goalscorers: Willems, Shelvey | Sterling De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola decided to make some changes to the side that started against Shakhtar. Walker, Stones, Mendy, David Silva, and Mahrez replaced Cancelo, Otamendi, Tasende, Hernandez, and Bernardo Silva.

Manchester City were able to get ahead just after twenty minutes. David Silva made a blistering run inside the box before running out of room. The midfielder then squared it to Raheem Sterling, who slid it past Dubravka.

But Man City couldn’t enjoy their lead for long. Just three minutes after Sterling’s goal, Newcastle equalized through Jetro Willems. The full-back ran across the pitch to surprise Ederson and returned after leveling for his team.

Man City were unable to break Newcastle’s defense until late in the game.

At the 82nd minute, the ball fell to Kevin De Bruyne after his opponents made a shaky clearance. The Belgian brilliantly controlled the ball before volleying it from a long-range to regain his side’s lead.

The Citizens thought they had secured the win. But Jonjo Shelvey had other plans. Christian Atsu pulled back his freekick shot to leave it for Shelvey. The midfielder curled the ball from the edge of the box to make it 2-2 for