Manchester City’s wish to defend the Premier League title has been shattered once again. Another blow came when Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late equaliser earned Newcastle a point at St James’ Park.
Pep Guardiola must have thought his side had won it when Kevin de Bruyne found the net in the 82nd minute with a brilliant long-range effort which went in off the crossbar.
But with two minutes of normal time remaining substitute Christian Atsu pulled the ball back for his team-mate Shelvey. Who beat the dive of Ederson with his strike.
That is now 13 points dropped by Pep Guardiola’s side who are eight behind Liverpool.
Up next is a trip to Burnley for Guardiola’s side, who now cannot afford any more slip-ups.