Kevin De Bruyne And Jonjo Shelvey Both Score Brilliant Strikes

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

No Premier League player has scored more goals in all competitions this season than Man City's Raheem Sterling (15 goals, level with Raul Jimenez).

When they did penetrate the home ranks, Dubravka came to Newcastle's rescue but there was nothing the Slovak could do when De Bruyne let fly with a 25-metre thundebolt that crashed off the underside of the crossbar and over the line. "In defending, set-pieces, everything", he said. We attack really well.

Fernandinho is having to cover at centre-back, and Guardiola's team have conceded 16 goals in 14 games so far in the Premier League. Sterling was perhaps a little fortunate with the way it fell, but the England man slotted home expertly after a attractive touch by David Silva in the build-up.

Shelvey ensured that the Magpies took something from the game, with the ball played into his path from a clever free-kick to send a swerving drive into the bottom corner.

The second half didn't bring the immediate wave of pressure expected from City.

At the other end, Almiron continued to probe and his link-up with Joelinton was improving as the game went on.

City are not being effective in either area.

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A 2-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace last time out in the top-flight ended a promising two-game winning run. The game looked to be meandering towards a draw before De Bruyne looked to have won in the 82nd minute with a picture ideal strike.

Steve Bruce praised a disciplined performance from his Newcastle team capped off by a stunning long-range effort at the death from captain Jonjo Shelvey.

On Tuesday night, reigning Premier League champions Manchester City face a tricky local derby as they make the short trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor. "Fortunately he did that", he said.

The 27-year-old Magpies midfielder scored this third goal of the 2019/20 campaign against Man City on Saturday and as result is the club's current leading goalscorer this season.

"I know I can do that, I do it in training quite regularly but it is important to do it in a match and this secured us a point".



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