It was a terrific result this afternoon as Newcastle were able to rescue a point despite going down twice to Manchester City. Each time the lads went down the response was swift and punishing.
It was a terrific goal from Jetro Willems just minutes after Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the visitors. After a goal of the season contender from Kevin De Bruyne, Jonjo Shelvey responded with a blast from outside the box of his own.
Allan Saint-Maximin was again our main threat as he tried to create chances on the break. We also thought Isaac Hayden was excellent in the midfield as he helped shield the back three who were under constant pressure.
Probably the most crucial performance was that of Martin Dubravka in goal. The Slovakian was at the top of his game as he made some top drawer saves to keep Newcastle close.
Steve Bruce also deserves some credit for instilling belief in the lads. He stuck with the team that had gotten the wins over the past month and it paid dividends today.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Manchester City?
- Martin Dubravka (33%, 354 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (18%, 191 )
- Jetro Willems (15%, 163 )
- Federico Fernandez (12%, 132 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (7%, 76 )
- Miguel Almiron (6%, 60 )
- Isaac Hayden (4%, 47 )
- Javier Manquillo (2%, 17 )
- Joelinton (1%, 11 )
- Ciaran Clark (1%, 9 )
- Christian Atsu (1%, 7 )
- Paul Dummett (0%, 3 )
- Dwight Gayle (0%, 1 )
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