Newcastle vs Manchester City
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Newcastle vs Manchester City: Match report
Full time score: Newcastle 3-3 Manchester City
Newcastle XI: Pope, Burn (Krafth 94), Botman, Schar, Trippier, Joelinton, Guimaraes, Willock (Longstaff 70), Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Wood 70), Almiron (Murphy 83)
Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Fraser, Ritchie, Anderson.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Ake (Dias 21), Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan ©, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland, Bernardo
Subs: Ortega, Phillips, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Mbete, Palmer, Lewis
Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe: “It was an incredible game, a rollercoaster of emotions through the match. We go one-nil down and it’s the worst possible start against this team because then you have to chase the game and potentially leave open spaces, but the players responded brilliantly to that.
“We scored some great goals. I was absolutely delighted with the effort and commitment, everything the players gave. I’m sure for the neutral it was an incredible game, for us as managers you’re torn because we were 3-1 up and you’re desperate to win, but we needed something from the game and I think the players deserved that.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “They arrived more than usual in our final third but they didn’t have many clear chances apart from the Almiron shot. We had the clear, clear chances to score but scoring three goals is good.
“Newcastle are becoming one of the toughest opponents – they have quality, they are strong. This is the Premier League. Leeds beat Chelsea. It’s so difficult for everyone. This kind of experience shows us how amazing we have done in the last five years and how difficult it will be but we will try.