Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City: Jonjo Shelvey’s late strike stuns champions

Man City opened the scoring midway through the first half thanks to Raheem Sterling’s well-taken effort, the forward’s 15th goal of another productive season, only for Jetro Willems’ low drive to immediately draw Newcastle level.

Kelvin De Bruyne’s sumptuous volley then appeared to win it for City with just eight minutes to go, but former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey produced an equally stunning strike to level matters late on.

As a result, Pep Guardiola’s side have closed the gap on leaders Liverpool to eight points, albeit having played a game more than their rivals, who host Brighton later this afternoon.

MAN OF THE MATCH – FEDERICO FERNANDEZ

The Centre back was an absolute rock at the heart of the home team’s defence all afternoon long helping to keep City’s dangerous front line at bay with a series of well timed interceptions and clearances.

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