Newcastle United emphasize intentions with 3-3 draw against Man City

Newcastle United vs Man City

Newcastle United re-emphasized their intentions for the new season with a solid display in a six-goal thriller with Manchester City.

At the end of the match, the Newcastle players were treated to a thunderous ovation from the home fans – who must have enjoyed seeing their team go 3 – 1 up from a goal down against the defending champions.

Despite failing to secure all three points, Eddie Howe’s wards showed how much they have improved over the last nine months.

Rodri launched a shot from outside the box four minutes into the game for City, but it went over Nick Pope’s net.

However, a minute later, Pope was beaten when Bernardo Silva was allowed to cut inside and run with the ball the ball into the box before it fell to Ilkay Gundogan, who had plenty of time and space to take a touch and then score from close range.

This goal would eventually turn out to be a minor set-back as the Magpies scored twice through Almiron and Wilson to ensure they were leading at the break.

Newcastle United were awarded a free kick just outside the box in front of the Gallowgate End as a result of one of Saint-Maximin’s bustling runs.

With the crowd clamoring for another memorable performance from the full-back, Trippier  duly obliged,  whipping the freekick beyond Ederson and over the defensive wall to make it 3-1 and raise the roof at St James’ Park for a third time.

Newcastle were in dreamland at that point, but for the remainder of the match, City showed off their absurdly high levels of class.

First, Haaland scored after Rodri had dug the ball out from a Kevin De Bruyne corner before Silva completed the comeback after receiving a pass from the Belgian maestro.

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