Newcastle United 2-1 Man City: Ritchie’s penalty hands Magpies massive win over Citizens

Newcastle United 2-1 Man City: Ritchie’s penalty hands Magpies massive win over Citizens

Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City was one of the shocking results of week 24 of the Premier League on Tuesday, January 29, at St James Park.

Sergio Aguero scored the opener in less than 30 seconds as City were on course for their ninth straight win across all competitions, but Salomon Rondon equalized in the second stanza before Matt Ritchie netted the winner from the spot in the 80th minute..

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A performance that will see the Pep Guardiola tutored-side fall seven points adrift of Liverpool if they claim a win over Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday.

On the other hand, Newcastle have move five points clear of the last three teams in the log.

Two defensive blunders denied City the opportunity to close Liverpool’s lead at the top to one point ahead of Wednesday’s home tie against Leicester at Anfield.

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Aguero had another goal disallowed moments after netting the opener but referee Paul Tierney called for Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick to be retaken.

City failed to create chances as Newcastle goalie Martin Dubravka was hardly troubled as the Magpies grew in confidence.

In the 66th minute when Rondon scored from Isaac Hayden's header.

And in the 80th minute Fernandinho fouled Sean Longstaff in the penalty area after losing the ball.

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Matt Ritchie took his time to place his spot-kick beyond the reach of City goalie Ederson rfor the winner.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Leroy Sane is upbeat Manchester City are ready to ‘fight’ Liverpool to the finish in their bid to defend the Premier League silverware they won last season.

According to The Mirror, the Pep Guardiola tutored-side will reduce Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League log to one point, if they emerge victorious in tonight’s game at Newcastle as Liverpool will not be in action until on Wednesday when they host Leicester at Anfield.

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