Newcastle vs. Man City – Manchester City fought back to draw 3-3 at Newcastle, with Erling Haaland getting on the scoresheet.
Bernardo Silva scored the equaliser after tapping home from a stunning Kevin de Bruyne through-ball.
Kieran Trippier lashed in the goal of the game with a sensational free-kick to put Toon 3-1 ahead before City battled back.
- Score Newcastle 3-3 Man City
- Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Willock, Joelinton, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson
- Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Bernardo, Haaland, Foden
JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)
Follow ALL the action with our live blog below
Springboard for Toon season aheadNewcastle need to take today’s result as a huge positive, despite the disappointment of letting a two-goal lead slip.They have shown today that they can go toe to toe with the very best that the Premier League has to offer.They should go into any game with no fear, knowing if they play their game, they can cause any team MASSIVE problems.To come back against the champions and then sail into a two-goal lead should leave Newcastle with confidence running high.In Nick Pope they have a goalkeeper who can win games on his own and the evolution of Newcastle United looks in good hands under Eddie Howe.Credit: EPA
Magpies come through unscathedNot many Newcastle fans truly expected their team to come out of this game with their unbeaten start to the season in tact.At one stage some of them thought they could actually win this game and would spend the evening in dreamland.Man City showed their class in the manner of their comeback after being two goals down.Both Newcastle and City sit in the top five of the table with a big fat zero in the loss column of the table.
Newcastle winger on different planetAllan Saint-Maximin was the game changer for Newcastle today and seemed to change the outcome for both sides.With City in control, The Magpies attacker seemed to come alive all of a sudden and start running at the City defenders, looking to take them on with his silky skills.As soon as he did so, the fans were on the edge of their seats and Man City actually looked unsure of themselves at the back as the winger turned them inside out.He looked so dangerous in possession of the ball, anything seemed possible as he glided towards the visitors goal.On another day, he deserved to win the game all on his own.Credit: Reuters
Attack is the best form of defenceOften as a football fan, we hope managers forget about defensive tactics and want to see a game where two attacking teams just go for it against each other.That is exactly what we had here today and this will give the rest of the league some peace of mind that you can get at Man City at the back.Eddie Howe will be disappointed that they threw away a two-goal lead but the draw is a fair result over the duration of the 90 minutes.One thing is for sure, this game will live in the memories of all as an absolute Premier League classic.
FT: Newcastle 3-3 Man CityThe referee blows his whistle on a game none of us wanted to see end.Neither side deserved to come away from this with no reward as both sides put on an absolute thriller for us.Newcastle showing they were more than a match for the Premier League reigning champions here today.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City90+5. Absolute shambles as they hold up Saint-Maximin’s number.The player goes to walk off before he is told to stay on again.Krafth comes on instead of Ritchie as Dan Burn walks off with the physio.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City – Joelinton yellow card90+3. Joelinton is frustrated that a free kick is not given for the foul on him by Rodri.He gets up and chases Haaland but as soon as the striker gets away from him, he hacks him down.Matt Ritchie is coming on for Newcastle.Meanwhile Dan Burn receives treatment for a ball to the face.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City90+1. We are going to have five additional minutes here.Man City have a series of corners in succession but nothing comes of them as Newcastle manage to clear their lines.Pope comes to gather a cross, giving him time to run the clock down.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City – Gundogan chance!89. Despite the fact he will be nowhere near the pundit’s reckoning, Nick Pope is not a bad shout for man of the match, despite conceding three goals.It begs belief that the Newcastle shot-stopper is not the England number 1.Into the final few minutes of this thrilling encounter.Everyone is trying to find a TV to watch it!Credit: Getty
Newcastle 3-3 Man City87. No one in this ground can say they haven’t had their money’s worth on whatever ticket price they paid.This could have been any score today with both sides creating a hatful of chances aside from their goals.Defeat would really hurt either side now.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City85. City are pressing looking for a winner now.Despite finding themselves two goals down it would still seem like points dropped to only draw today.The home faithful hope Newcastle can catch them on the counter-attack one last time.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City83. Murphy is to come on for Almiron, who has put in a real shift today for The Magpies.Into the final ten minutes of the game with a Newcastle corner.Burn heads the ball back towards Botman but the defender could not keep his shot down.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City81. Trippier is public enemy number one with the City players now.Whenever the chance presents itself they are kicking him.Still not happy about the challenge on De Bruyne.Credit: Reuters
Newcastle 3-3 Man City – Haaland chance79. For all his talent, Erling Haaland misses some VERY easy chances.As City attack and ball is played into the back post, Gundogan is challenging for the ball. It drops into a group of players and Haaland reacts quickest but puts the ball over the bar from a few yards out. Big chance.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City77. Newcastle seem a bit stunned to find themselves level. They need to get some composure and continue to do what was bringing them all their success in this game.Get Saint-Maximin running at the defence.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City75. VAR asks the referee to go and look at the monitor.The replay shows Trippier trips De Bruyne and the red card is reduced to a yellow.Man City’s players are livid.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City – Trippier red card73. From hero to zero. Kieran Trippier looks to take De Bruyne out as the break was on there. He is given his marching orders. VAR will review this one.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City71. Haaland threads Gundogan in via a deflection. The midfielder finds himself one on one with Pope again.Not for the first time, the Newcastle keeper smothers the shot.Credit: AP
Newcastle 3-3 Man City69. Chris Wood comes on for Callum Wilson.Joe Willock makes way for Sean Longstaff. Eddie Howe looking to freshen things up. The pendulum of power has swung back in City’s direction now.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City67. With nearly 25 minutes to go in this game, we could be in for a 6-6 draw.The game is stopped as Nick Pope receives some treatment, he could be a big loss for The Magpies.Pope has been brilliant today, denying Haaland and others on numerous occasions.
Newcastle 3-3 Man City65. Unbelievable Jeff! That is why City are champions. No sooner do they create a chance that Pope saves at 3-1, Pep’s team have drawn the game level.Credit: Getty
Goal – Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)
Newcastle 3-2 Man City – Haaland chance!63. De Bruyne sets Haaland on his way with a beautifully threaded pass.The big Norwegian is one on one with Nick Pope. He cannot lift the ball over the Newcastle keeper and denies the City striker an equaliser.
Newcastle 3-2 Man City62. We have got a game on our hands now. Great reactions by Haaland as the ball broke, smashing it into the roof of the net. They do always say you are at your most vulnerable just after you’ve scored a goal
Goal – Erling Haaland (Man City)
Newcastle 3-1 Man City60. Man City try to create with Gundogan crossing the ball low from the left hand side.Schar takes no chances as he cuts the ball out before Pope can collect.Pope saves Dias’ headed effort.
Newcastle 3-1 Man City58. This is proving to be a day to remember for Newcastle fans.City look terrified of Saint-Maximin. Guardiola does not seem to have an answer.
Newcastle 3-1 Man City56. City are right up against it now.Whenever the visitors go forward, as soon as The Magpies win the ball back they look to hit them on the break with their pacey wingers.The home fans are loving the high-press from their team currently.
Newcastle 3-1 Man City – Stones yellow card54. Saint-Maximin rinses John Stones and the City defender hauls him to the ground in a dangerous position in the centre of the goal.Trippier steps up and bends the ball into the top corner.Absolute scenes here as the stadium erupts.
Goal – Kieran Trippier (Newcastle)
Newcastle 2-1 Man City – Haaland hits woodwork!52. Bit of a break in play as Guimarães received some treatment.He is back on his feet and running again though.City counter-attack and ball is fed into the path of Haaland.He side steps his man and lets fly from outside the box with his right foot, Pope tipping the shot onto the post.
Newcastle 2-1 Man City50. Man City have not lost away from home in the Premier League since the first day of last season.On that day it was Tottenham who surprised Pep’s men.Guimarães seems to be in some pain on the floor after a coming together with Rodri.
Newcastle 2-1 Man City48. Newcastle are currently making City defend deep.Their marquee signing didn’t expect to be doing this much last-ditch defending I bet.Eddie Howe seems to have sent his side to go at this City team.Credit: EPA
Newcastle 2-1 Man City46. This is what the Premier League is all about.No one wants to see anyone walk away with the league. Unlikely defeats are what makes this the best league in the world.
Kick-off: Newcastle 2-1 Man CityNewcastle get the second half started.The home fans will be hoping for them to continue where they left off in the first half.City with it all to do.
HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man City Newcastle find themselves in a rare position of going into the second half with a lead to defend against Man City. Both The Magpies and Eddie Howe have had terrible records against Man City in the Premier League era. It is up to Howe and his players to change that today, it is all there for the taking.
HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man CityCity looked so in control of this game at 1-0 and if anyone was going to get the second goal it looked like Pep Guardiola’s side. The visitors seemed to doubt themselves defensively when Saint-Maximin came alive and started running at their backline.This encouraged the crowd and it was not long before Miguel Almiron was touching the ball into the back of the net.Man City seemed shell-shocked at VAR overturning the offside decision and the pendulum of power swung towards Newcastle. Scoring that second goal before half time will have made Pep tear up his half-time notes.
HT: Newcastle 2-1 Man CityThe referee brings a thrilling first half to an end.After going a goal behind, Newcastle come back to completely turn the game on its head.The Geordie faithful are loving every single touch of the ball.Credit: PA
Newcastle 2-1 Man City45+1. We are going to have three additional minutes.Saint-Maximin is still causing the visitors all sorts of problems with his pace and skill.This game has the potential for plenty more goals this afternoon
Newcastle 2-1 Man City44. This is the first time this season anyone has actually questioned Man City’s authority in a league game this season.Everything has gone according to plan so far.This will be a stern test of the credentials of Pep’s side to see how they can come back when their backs are against the wall.
Newcastle 2-1 Man City42. Newcastle need to make sure they keep their lead to take into the break now.The home fans taunt City’s end with ‘you’re not singing anymore’. What a great half of football we are seeing here.
Newcastle 2-1 Man City40. Saint-Maximin is haunting this City defence. Turning his man inside out, he plays the ball into the path of the onrushing Wilson. One touch to control the ball, he flicks it passed Ederson into the bottom corner of the net. The roof has come off St James’ Park.Credit: Alamy
Goal – Callum Wilson (Newcastle)
Newcastle 1-1 Man City38. Chances galore at the moment as De Bruyne crosses and Botman weirdly controls it on his chest, playing it straight into the path of Gundogan.As he looks set to get his second goal of the game, the defender makes amends and gets himself between player and goal and blocks the effort.Newcastle go straight up the other end and Almiron rounds Ederson who has come racing out of his goal but cannot put the ball in the back of the net.
Newcastle 1-1 Man City36. The big question asked of any side looking to break into the top half of the table is how you compete against the ‘big boys’.Newcastle have been guilty of being of not being up to scratch all too often in these games.After going behind today, The Magpies have showed real grit and determination to get themselves back into this game.
Newcastle 1-1 Man City – Schar yellow card34. This is end to end stuff right now.The next goal could be so important to the flow of this game.City still happy to continue their passing game and patient build up play.Foden is fouled by Schar who is shown the yellow card.
Newcastle 1-1 Man City32. Newcastle have a spring in their step now.The fans are cheering every big tackle.This will be a test for Man City now, they seem to have no answer for Saint-Maximin.,
Newcastle 1-1 Man City30. The VAR check has ruled in favour of the home side.Saint-Maximin’s cross is awkwardly bundled in by Almiron.Nobody cares, The Magpies are level!Credit: Getty
Goal – Miguel Almiron (Newcastle)
Newcastle 0-1 Man City28. Newcastle have forced a number of corners in succession.This time Botman heads the ball back into the danger-zone.Wilson takes the ball on his chest but is falling backwards as he looks to fire his shot off and there is very little contact on the ball.A ball is whipped in from out wide and Almiron touches it into the bottom corner.The flag is up and it is disallowed for offside.