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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Jetro Willems (25')
  • Jonjo Shelvey (88')
  • Raheem Sterling (22')
  • Kevin De Bruyne (82')

Late Jonjo Shelvey equaliser dents Man City title chances

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey scored a stunning late goal to dent Manchester City's title chances in a 2-2 draw at St James' Park on Saturday.

City go second in the table but could find themselves 11 points behind leaders Liverpool if Jurgen Klopp's side beat Brighton later.

"We found a way and today we found it again but unfortunately, at the end, we conceded a goal," Guardiola said.

"We could not score all the chances we had; they scored the two chances they had. Sometimes it happens. In good moments, be calm. In bad moments, live these kind of moments."

Raheem Sterling gave the visitors the lead in the first half but Jetro Willems equalised three minutes later with a fine team goal.

The visitors enjoyed overwhelming territorial superiority after the break but lacked their usual cutting edge as Newcastle sat deep.

City went back in front with 10 minutes remaining when Kevin De Bruyne scored a stunning volley from outside of the box.

But the hosts fought back once more when Shelvey curled a long range shot in the bottom corner. City still could have snatched victory with Sterling, who had scored their opener, having a late effort well saved by outstanding home keeper Martin Dubravka.

The final whistle was greeted with a huge cheer from the home fans who saw their side move six points clear of the relegation zone before the later kickoffs.

City welcome Burnley to the Etihad in midweek while Newcastle travel to Sheffield United.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 27 +47 79
2 Manchester City 27 +39 57
3 Leicester City 28 +26 50
4 Chelsea 27 +8 44
5 Manchester United 27 +12 41
6 Tottenham Hotspur 27 +8 40
7 Sheffield United 27 +4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 +6 39
9 Arsenal 27 +3 37
10 Burnley 27 -6 37
11 Everton 27 -5 36
12 Southampton 27 -14 34
13 Crystal Palace 27 -8 33
14 Newcastle United 27 -17 31
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -7 28
16 AFC Bournemouth 27 -17 26
17 Aston Villa 27 -18 25
18 West Ham United 27 -16 24
19 Watford 27 -19 24
20 Norwich City 28 -26 21