Newcastle United and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at St. James Park, in what proved to be a Premier League classic.
Pep Guardiola’s men got things started with an early goal from Ilkay Gundogan in the fifth minute, but the hosts turned it around as Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson struck to make it 2-1 to Newcastle United.
The Magpies further extended their lead upon the resumption of the second half, courtesy of a sumptous free kick delivered by Kieran Trippier.
The Cityzens responded twice in quick succession with goals from Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva as both teams earned a credible point apiece.
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FULL-TIME AT ST JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester City
64′ MIN: City are level! Kevin De Bruyne plays a defence-splitting pass to Bernardo Silva, who calmly slots beyond Nick Pope.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester City (B. Silva)
60′ MIN: Back in it! Kevin De Bruyne whips a ball to the back post and Rodri pokes it towards Erling Haaland, who is on hand to power it home.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 3-2 Manchester City (E. Haaland)
54′ MIN: Wow! Kieran Trippier has a central free-kick around 25 yards out and absolutely rifles it into the top left corner!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 3-1 Manchester City (K. Trippier)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City
39′ MIN: Newcastle are going rampant! Allan Saint-Maximin plays in Callum Wilson, whose first touch takes him inside the defender before poking past Ederson with the outside of his boot.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City (C. Wilson)
28′ MIN: Miguel Almiron tucks in Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross after brilliant work from the Frenchman! The goal was initially disallowed, but after consulting the VAR, Jarred Gillett gave the goal because an offside was incorrectly flagged.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester City (M. Almiron)
5′ MIN: Bernardo Silva creates room for himself on the right and curls a ball into Ilkay Gundogan in the box, who has time to take a touch and turn home.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City (I. Gundogan)
KICK-OFF AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 0-0 Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s side boasts of midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne, while Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland is the man tasked with getting the goals this afternoon. Meanwhile, England international Phil Foden is set to make his 100th appearance for the club.
Magpies coach Eddie Howe has fielded a strong line-up which includes the likes of Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman in defence, while Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson will lead the attack lines.