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PremierLeague-News.Com - Newcastle United were beaten by Manchester City despite taking the lead twice in a thriller at St James' Park

North East UK news Brave effort but Magpies gunned down by champions PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Newcastle United were beaten by Manchester City despite taking the lead twice in a thriller at St James' Park

North East UK news  Brave effort but Magpies gunned down by champions PremierLeague-News.Com
14 May 2021 - 21:16

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Newcastle United dared to dream about causing an upset for two second half minutes at St James' Park against the champions Manchester City. After giving the Citizens a guard of honour, they then gave them one of their toughest contests of the season before falling short. By the end, you probably wouldn't have begrudged Newcastle a point, but in fairness City's overall possession of 82% and long periods of dominance with crisp and purposeful passing was too much for the Magpies. Had Newcastle set themselves up like this for most of the season and gave it a go against the top sides in the same manner against City, there would be few complaints about life, even in defeat. But ultimately, despite a recent revival, the season will be remembered for some painful losses in the Premier League and a consistent game plan from United. Read More Related Articles Newcastle 3-4 Manchester City LIVE: Torres hat-trick puts Citizens ahead in thriller Read More Related Articles Steve Bruce post-match press conference LIVE - What Newcastle boss said after Man City As a one-off though this game must have been a great Friday night watch for the neutral. Man City threw back-up goalkeeper Scott Carson a start between the posts as Pep Guardiola rotated his squad on Tyneside. Carson, now 35, last started a Premier League game TEN years earlier at St James' Park for West Brom on the final day of the 2010/11 season when Newcastle threw away a 3-0 lead to draw with the Baggies. City had the game's first goal attempt when Nathan Ake picked the ball up on the edge of the area but blazed it into the empty Gallowgate End on six minutes. Moments later, Gabriel Jesus struck a vicious attempt at Martin Dubravka's goal but the ball flew wide of the target. But Newcastle survived the first 20 minutes despite City's dominance and their 77% possession in the early stages. Former Juventus star Joao Cancelo was next to try his luck but his low effort was gathered by Dubravka comfortably. There were roars of delight from the home dugout on 26 minutes when Newcastle took a shock lead. Allan Saint-Maximin rolled the ball to Joelinton who forced a corner from a blocked shot. Jonjo Shelvey whipped the set-piece in from the left-hand side and Sweden international Emil Krafth rose high to beat Ake in the air and send his header flying past Carson at the Leazes End. Joe Willock of Newcastle United cuts a dejected figure on the final whistle following the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City City were handed a chance from a set-piece on 31 minutes when Miguel Almiron committed a foul near the edge of the box. Ilkay Gundogan curled the ball towards Dubravka in trademark fashion but the Toon stopper was equal to it. A Newcastle break on 34 minutes saw Almiron steal the ball in the middle of the pitch before winning a free-kick of his own. Shelvey stepped up from 25-yards out but his effort cracked the woodwork with Carson beaten.

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. Three minutes later, Newcastle switched off again defensively and allowed Ferran Torres the space to flick the ball past Dubravka with an acrobatic finish. Despite a VAR check for offside the goal stood and United found themselves 2-1 down after conceding two in three minutes. However, VAR came to their aid six minutes into added time as Saint-Maximin stayed onside before playing in Joelinton. The Brazilian was upended by Ake before then stepping up with confidence to blast past veteran Carson to make it 2-2. United went in level at half-time despite having just 19% of the ball. Newcastle started the second half under pressure but grew into the game again and created a chance on 55 minutes. Murphy got forward down the right before striking a low shot at Carson but the former England keeper gathered safely. Joe Willock won the ball on the edge of the area on 58 minutes but his shot was deflected over the top. A counter attack just after the hour mark resuted in Willock breaking into the box before Kyle Walker bundled over the on loan Arsenal man. Ref Kevin Friend pointed to the spot instantly before Willock and Joelinton debated over who should step up. Willock won the argument but then saw his penalty kept out by Carson, before pouncing on the rebound to make it 3-2. Could they cause that upset? Joelinton of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City With 28 minutes left, Newcastle still had plenty to do and City were far from beaten. That valuable lead lasted just two minutes as Jesus made a fine run and cross down the right before Torres slammed home to tie things up once again. Newcastle looked shell-shocked but City came at them again and, almost insulted by going 3-2 down, went ahead. This time Cancelo's curving shot struck the post and £21million man Torres fired home to beat Dubravka and grab his hat-trick. The Magpies recomposed themselves a little and with 16 minutes to go, Murphy's lay-off for Willock saw the midfielder hit one on the turn but miss the target. Bruce made his first changes of the night when a double substitution resulted in Sean Longstaff and Jamal Lewis introduced for the final stages. Dwight Gayle was also handed a cameo role but could not force an equaliser as the champions held on to their 12th away win of a breathtaking campaign.

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