Newcastle United virtually handed Manchester Metropolis their first defeat of the Premier League season, taking part in out a spirited 3-3 draw at St. James Park on Sunday night, 21 August.
Newcastle have been 3-1 up within the 54th minute of the sport, with captain Kieran Trippier thundering an amazing freekick into Ederson’s proper aspect as the house aspect regarded exceptionally threatening on the day.
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Eddie Howe’s workforce used their tempo and skillful toes to full impact to place great stress on Pep Guardiola’s aspect, who regarded barely off color on the day. Forwards Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron took on the star-studded Metropolis defence, offering them a lead of 2-1 on the half-time. A capability crowd at St James Park cheered for the workforce since they overturned Ilkay Gundogan’s fifth minute objective to place up a combat that nobody had anticipated in opposition to the PL champions.
Nevertheless, Metropolis began doing Metropolis issues across the hour mark, proper after Trippier appeared to have put the ultimate nail within the coffin. A number of stunning sequences of passing orchestrated by Kevin de Bruyne noticed the away aspect go stage inside the following 10 minutes because the momentum fully shifted on the stadium.
Issues went from unhealthy to worse for Newcastle when a tactical foul on De Bruyne noticed Trippier bag a purple card, however to the house workforce’s aid, it was turned to a yellow after VAR session.
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The Metropolis bench have been left fuming on the resolution as they believed a knee excessive problem certainly merited a purple, whatever the depth of the foul.
Because the drained legs of Newcastle gamers began seeing the backs of the Metropolis gamers, goalkeeper Nick Pope gave a efficiency for the ages, catching, punching and throwing his physique round to make essential saves.
Nick Pope’s sport by numbers vs. Manchester Metropolis:
8 profitable lengthy balls
6 ultimate third passes
2 sweeper keepers
Made some essential saves. pic.twitter.com/20RBdj7gK8
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Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan and De Bruyne himself have been denied from shut vary, as Pope saved the ball near his chest, denying each single half likelihood that Metropolis tried to capitalise on.
This was Manchester Metropolis’s first draw of the Premier League this season and it meant that the workforce took second place within the desk, behind Arsenal, who routed Bournemouth 3-0 a day earlier than. As issues stand, Metropolis have 7 factors from three matches, whereas Newcastle are positioned in sixth with 5 factors from as many video games.
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