Newcastle vs Man City: Citizens play 2-2 draw, stumble again in title race

Newcastle vs Man City: Citizens play 2-2 draw, stumble again in title race

- Newcastle vs Man City ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the St James’ Park

- Both sides scored stunning long-range strikes as ex-Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey cancelled out De Bruyne's goal

- Guardiola finds himself eight points behind Liverpool who tackle Brighton later on Saturday

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City might have just signed themselves out of the title race after playing a thrilling 2-2 draw against Newcastle United on Saturday, November 30.

Going into the game, nothing short of a win was needed by the Citizens who started the day seven points behind runaway leaders Liverpool.

And they made a decent start after a period of early dominance as Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute.

Sterling curled in his 15th goal of the season after some nice work from midfielder David Silva who came up with a deft back heel.

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The lead did not last long as a resurgent Newcastle levelled matters with Jetro Willems slotting home a square pass from Miguel Almiron.

After the break, City came out hungry for the lead but were on several occasions thwarted by a fairly organized Newcastle squad who were clearly willing to settle for a draw.

City always looked a threat and they eventually found a way into the lead once again in brilliant fashion when midfielder Kevin de Bruyne struck a long-range effort which went in off the crossbar.

But Steve Bruce’s men had their own tricks up their sleeves and it was former Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey who came up with the equalizer in stunning fashion as well as his thunderous strike also found its way past Ederson in the 88th minute.

That was how it ended as both teams settled for a draw. Man City move up temporarily to 29 points on second but can go 11 points behind in the title race should Liverpool beat B

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According to the Spaniard, he wished he could have achieved better results for the club during his 18 months stay.

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