English champions Manchester City produced a brilliant fightback as they came from 3-1 down to draw against Newcastle in a pulsating match at St James’ Park.
Newcastle were two goals ahead after 54 minutes but Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva scored within four minutes of each other to preserve City’s unbeaten start to their Premier League title defence.
City took a fifth-minute lead as Ilkay Gundogan was left unmarked from Silva’s pass and was able to take a touch before slotting past Nick Pope.
The England goalkeeper made a number of saves before the hosts equalised with Miguel Almiron sliding in to meet Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross, with the goal given after a video assistant review overruled an original offside decision.
The excellent Saint-Maximin ran at the City defence before finding Callum Wilson, who took a touch to create space and shot Newcastle into the lead.
The visitors had a chance to equalise but Pope pushed Haaland’s effort on to the post and Kieran Trippier, sold by City in 2012 after coming through their academy, grabbed a brilliant third with a stunning 25-yard free-kick.
Haaland pulled one back, finishing from inside the six-yard box after Rodri’s pass, before Silva equalised following Kevin de Bruyne’s superb through ball as both teams had to settle for a point.
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- 2TrippierBooked at 76mins
- 5SchärBooked at 34mins
- 33BurnSubstituted forKrafthat 90+5′minutes
- 28WillockSubstituted forS Longstaffat 70′minutes
- 39Guimarães Rodriguez MouraBooked at 8mins
- 7JoelintonBooked at 90mins
- 24AlmirónSubstituted forMurphyat 83′minutes
- 9WilsonSubstituted forWoodat 69′minutes
- 36S Longstaff
- 5StonesBooked at 52mins
- 6AkéSubstituted forRúben Diasat 21′minutes
- 7CanceloBooked at 18mins
- 17De Bruyne
- 20Bernardo Silva
- 3Rúben Dias
- Jarred Gillett
Match ends, Newcastle United 3, Manchester City 3.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 3, Manchester City 3.
Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Emil Krafth replaces Dan Burn because of an injury.
Joelinton (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Erling Haaland (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joelinton (Newcastle United).
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Chris Wood.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Fabian Schär.
Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.
Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dan Burn (Newcastle United).
Attempt missed. Sven Botman (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Burn with a headed pass following a corner.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Jacob Murphy replaces Miguel Almirón.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by João Cancelo.
Attempt blocked. Rodri (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.
Attempt blocked. Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joelinton.
Attempt missed. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
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