It seems increasingly irregular and that pays dearly. Manchester City did not learn from the defeat suffered last year at the house of Newcastle and left two key points, left over the horn, in a game that ended up drawing (2-2).
Pep Guardiola’s team, which did not work well, had to settle for a single point. He is the current champion of the Premier and seeks his third consecutive title, but right now, the City is going through a bad time. Now he is 11 points behind the leader, Liverpool, who won 2-1 at home against Brighton DNA Hove Albion, with a double by Van Dijk and red for Allison Becker, who had to be replaced by the Spanish Adrian.
Guardiola opted for Kyle Walker as a midfielder and left Riyad Mahrez as a lane. The idea did not work well for the City, which also left Rodri on the bench, placing Ilkay Gundogan as a pivot, next to Walker. The “citizens” were ahead on the scoreboard, thanks to Raheem Sterling, who scored his eighth goal in the competition. However, the draw came thanks to Jetro Willems and the rest, the City went knowing that it should improve or not win.
The tie would remain until minute 80 and with the City completely overturned, came a tremendous goal from De Bruyne to put the 1-2. But when Guardiola thought he would take the 3 points, a Newcastle strategy move appeared to tie the contest. Jonjo Shelvey, almost in the discount, took advantage of a ball in the front of the area, before the passivity of the celestial defense, to put the tie with a right hand. Problems for the City of Guardiola. It is already 11 units in the table of the intractable Liverpool of Klopp.