#MATCHDAY: ManCity drop points in draw game against Newcastle


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.

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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.

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