Newcastle vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Haaland and Silva salvage draw in St James’ thriller

Erling Haaland ignited a second-half fightback from Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side played out a rollercoaster 3-3 draw against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Kieran Trippier dispatched a sublime free-kick to give Newcastle a deserved 3-1 lead early in the second half against the champions, who led in the fifth minute through Ilkay Gundogan.

Newcastle took charge soon after, with the irrepressible Allan Saint-Maximin creating goals for Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson.

John Stones then sent the winger tumbling just outside the box and Trippier did the rest, although Haaland pounced on Rodri’s 60th-minute knockdown and Bernardo Silva dispatched Kevin De Bruyne’s pass to restore parity.

Trippier was then at the centre of drama when he was red-carded for a challenge on De Bruyne, before VAR downgraded it to a yellow. With 11 vs. 11, neither side could find a winner.

Newcastle vs. Man City final score

  1H 2H Final
NEW 2 1 3
MCI 1 2 3


MCI — Ilkay Gundogan (Bernardo Silva) — 5th min. 

NEW — Miguel Almiron (Allan Saint-Maximin) — 28th min. 

NEW — Callum Wilson (Allan Saint-Maximin) — 39th min. 

NEW — Kieran Trippier — 54th min. 

MCI — Erling Haaland (Rodri) — 60th min. 

MCI — Bernardo Silva (Kevin De Bruyne) — 64th min. 

Silva was making his first start of the season and crossed from the right flank for Gundogan to score for the second time in as many matches. By the time Nick Pope made the first of a catalogue of fine saves to thwart De Bruyne with his boots, it looked like City might run away with things.

But Newcastle turned the tide as Saint-Maximin spun a defence unsettled by Nathan Ake’s departure through injury into a state of disarray. His cross was bundled home by Almiron, with VAR overturning the original offside call. The winger then tore at Stones to set up Wilson, who took a cool touch around Ruben Dias and finish superbly.

It looked like there might be no way back for City when Trippier brought the house down at the Gallowgate End, but there is no such thing as a lost cause with Haaland around, who had earlier seen Pope magnificently tip a low shot against the post.

De Bruyne produced the next sublime moment when his perfectly weighted pass left Silva to complete the not-so-simple task of beating Pope. 

The Belgium playmaker then looked to have ended Trippier’s afternoon when the England full-back leapt into a cynical challenge but his reprieve helped Newcastle to see out a deserved share of the spoils.

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How Eddie Howe unpicked Pep Guardiola’s favourite tactic

Guardiola has wowed with his use of full-backs during the first two weeks of the season, returning to one of his old Bayern Munich templates by deploying Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo high and narrow in possession. As with most Guardiola gambits, the aim is to secure superiority in central areas, with the added bonus of protecting against counter-attacks.

For the final half hour of the first half at St James’ Park, they had none of that. Newcastle’s physical and technically sound midfield were rapid in transition, with the message clearly to feed an on-song Saint-Maximin at every opportunity. Stones and Walker have been among the most consistent defenders in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons and they were taken apart time and again by Saint-Maximin who revelled in City’s defensive disorganisation.

Is Nick Pope England’s best goalkeeper?

Gareth Southgate’s impressive runs at major tournaments as England manager has been underpinned by loyalty to his most reliable performers. As such Jordan Pickford might be locked in as the number one goalkeeper for the 2022 World Cup, but Pope is making an incredibly strong case.

It feels strange to wax lyrical about a goalkeeper who conceded three goals in a little over an hour, but Pope was a reassuring and dominant presence throughout, racking up seven saves.

Silva lining for City as Bernardo underlines his importance

Silva was back in the City XI, with talk of a move to Barcelona having cooled during the week. As he immediately got into his work by setting up Gundogan’s goal, we were reminded how Guardiola can ill-afford to lose the player who’s goal secured a draw.

Deployed on the right-hand side of the attack, Silva might have a role to play in this more advanced position this season, given his ability to press and the close-season departures of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Alongside his invaluable creative contribution, Silva’s five tackles and 12 duels contested were both team highs.

Early-season Premier League chaos for big six

Looking at the results some of their fellow Premier League heavyweights have endured in August, City might be very happy to have escaped with a draw. Liverpool face bottom-of-the-table Manchester United on Monday with neither side having managed a win so far. Earlier on Sunday, Chelsea were ransacked in a 3-0 defeat to a rampant Leeds at Elland Road.

It would be no surprise if City or Liverpool hit their stride and put together one of the season-breaking runs they’ve become famed for, but as Arsenal sit top of the tree with the only remaining 100% record, we can reflect on a pleasing sense of randomness to processings so far, something that might be enhanced later on by a mid-season World Cup.

Newcastle vs. Man City as it happened, highlights from the Premier League clash at St James’ Park

Fulltime: The spoils are shared, football is the winner! That was an absolutely tremendous game, where City showed their champion grit after Trippier looked to have fired Newcastle towards the points. Guardiola warmly embraced Howe and his assistant Jason Tindall at the end. Well done everyone.

90th minute+7: Another probing City attack ends with Walker plopping the ball into Pope’s gloves to fairly sum up his afternoon.

90th minute+5: The medical staff have decided Burn is in no state to continue, which means a change of tact from Howe, who has to send on Krafth instead of Richie who was ready to enter the fray. There’ll be more than the allocated five minutes and it promises to be a test for the reshaped Newcastle defence.

90th minute+3: Joelinton gives a textbook demonstration of a yellow card tackle form behind on Haaland and has a good old moan. Burn then has the loose ball smacked into his face accidentally by a team-mate. What a silly passage of play. Think everyone is tired.

90th minute+1: The corner, at the second attempt isn’t great. We;re into give minutes of injury time. Longstaff heads Silva’s cross behind. Again it’s partially cleared. Rodri tries to lift the ball vaguely into Haaland country but Pope grabs it.

90th minute: Foden has Haaland to his right and Cancelo to his left. He shoots and it’s deflected behind.

88th minute: People will look at this scoreline and think it’s not been a day for goalkeepers, but Pope has been utterly magnificent. De Bruyne threaded another lovely pass and Gundogan charged into the box. Pope had no margin for error and completed a perfect challenge at the Germany midfielder’s feet.

83rd minute: It’s another delicious delivery, Burn climbs and Bottman wallops over. You probably don’t want that falling to your centre-back, given the choice.

82nd minute: Newcastle win a corner after absorbing a fairly sustained spell of City pressure. Almiron departs to a standing ovation, with Jacob Murphy his replacement. Trippier over the corner.

78th minute: City shuffled the ball around the Newcastle box, ending with a prodded half chance for Haaland. Over. A tricky one but you kind of just expect him to always score, don’t you?

74th minuteRed card overturned! Trippier’s challenge is downgraded to a yellow. In fairness to referee Jarred Gillett, that all unfolded very quickly and he evidently felt the challenge was not as serious as first feared. It’s a booking.

73rd minuteRed card for Trippier!!! A cynical hack from the England full-back brings down De Bruyne in full flight. But hang on…

72nd minute: A passage of play where City fail to adequately get the ball away from Saint-Maximin. He’s playing like a comicbook hero. The shot goes wide.

70th minute: Fresh legs for Newcastle, with Longstaff and Wood on for Wilson and Willock. Pope saves brilliantly again but Gundogan was offside on this occasion. Either way, the Magpies keeper looks to be over his earlier knock.

66th minute: Pope needs some treatment, Newcastle will hope that’s nothing to worry about. Maybe he just wants us all to have a sit down. 

64th minute: GOAL!!!!! Silva!!!!!!

This is some game of Barclays. De Bruyne primed again, Haaland drops off the front at Bottman’s split-second decision to try and go with him opened up the space for Silva to dart through and finish smartly. 

63rd minute: Another magnificent save from Pope. De Bruyne got the ball in midfield and Haaland was off, shrugging off the challenges. But the England goalkeeper stood firm as the ex-Dortmund man could not lift the finish.

60th minute: GOAL!!!!! Haaland!!!!

City took the second corner quickly, got the ball to the back post and Haaland showed his lethal instincts by slamming home Rodri’s knockdown.

59th minute: City should have one back but Dias’ header is too close to Pope, However…

54th minuteGOAL!!!!!! Trippier!!!!

It’s a majestic strike and Newcastle are in dreamland. Ederson shifts slightly to his left but that’s straight into the top-left corner.

53rd minute: Stones is booked and it’s a wonder it’s taken this long. He’s got no idea how to handle Saint-Maximin here and Trippier has a free-kick he very much likes the look of…

52nd minute: Haaland hits the post! City’s number nine darts inside past a couple of challenges and shoots right-footed. A look at the replay suggests Pope got a vital touch. That’s an incredible save.

50th minute: City are absolutely rattled, with none of their usual composure playing out. Silva arrows a dangerous pass across his own half and Rodri has to retrieve the situation. The on-rushing Guimaraes gets a whack for his troubles.

48th minute: It’s the sort of quality delivery we’ve come to expect from Kieran Trippier and Rodri does very well to first win the header and then hoof clear.

47th minute: Rodri leaves Walker short with a pass and he clumsily leaves Saint-Maximin on the deck to give Newcastle a free-kick in a promising position. Guardiola’s gambit of bringing his full-backs inside has worked to well in City’s opening two games but Newcastle appear to have cracked that particular code and keep leaving their opponents out of shape in defence.

46th minute: Everyone got their breath back? Jolly good, away we go again!

Halftime: Ooh, City should maybe equalise with the last action of the half as Dias rises to meet De Bruyne’s free-kick from the right but can’t keep his header down. Guardiola will rue the chances City let slip after going 1-0 up. After riding out the early storm, Newcastle were absolutely magnificent and are good value for their half-time lead.

45th minute+1: Walker, who’s really had an awful half, tries to win a goal kick off Joelinton but succeeds only in booting it out for a corner. Ederson takes some of his frustration towards that spectacle out by punching the left-wing cross clear.

43rd minute: City looking for an equaliser an Rodri likes to shoot from range, but that daisy cutter is a simple proposition for Pope.

39th minuteGOOOALLLLL!!!! Wilson!!!!!

Brilliant form Newcastle and that man Saint-Maximin again. The winger drove in field aggressively and found Wilson, who took a lovely touch around Dias and finished coolly. 

38th minute: Ederson klaxon!!!! Where’s he going? Almiron rounds the City keeper, who’s about 35 yards from his own goal. Cancelo tears back to block.

37th minute: Great recovery from Bottman, who makes a hash of clearing Foden’s cross but leaps up to block Gundogan’s shot. I’m sure Pope, Bottman and the rest would appreciate someone tracking Gundogan’s runs, just for a laugh, at some point.

35th minute: Not great from De Bruyne and Pope punches clear. City have the ball at the back and Guardiola’s men could do with one of their customary spells of possession. Newcastle have not let them breathe for the past 15 minutes or so.

34th minute: Schar with a classic of the genre when it comes to “taking your yellow”. Foden was darting in behind and he clattered through the wide attacker. This is once again a good position for De Bruyne.

GOAL!!!! Almiron!!!

Yep, He was onside, crucially without Willock getting a touch as he also attacked Saint-Maximin’s cross. If he’d touched it towards Almiron he’d have been offside. He wasn’t and it meant Kyle Walker was playing him onside. City were a mess at the back there, with Cancelo culpable. But they’ve been a mess for the past 10 minutes in truth.

28th minute: The ball is in the City net but Almiron has been given offside. We’re looking gat the replay and this might be a goal…

27th minute: Ohh, Wilson will be kicking himself. Botman rose to meet Trippier’s delivery and knocked it down towards the striker, who was already falling backwards and he couldn’t convert.

26th minute: Another Newcastle chance and it stems form Walker, who’s been uncharacteristically not at the races so far, giving the ball away and Joelinton breaking from midfield. Wilson’s shot is deflected behind. Saint-Maximin picks up the second ball and hoicks it to the back post. Another corner.

24th minute: Newcastle really on top now. Saint-Maximin gets on his bike and motors around Stones. Ederson saves well and the rebound won’t fall for Almiron.

22nd minute: Dias is straight into the action, heading an Almiron cross clear at the near post. He and Stones were superb playing together during City’s 2020/21 title win, but the lack of Ake does leave the defence a little imbalanced. Fellow left-footer Aymeric Laporte is also sidelined and Joao Cancelo, a right-back by trade, is City’s left back.

20th minute: De Bruyne whips it over the wall and Pope saves impressively away to his right. Then Newcastle break and Wilson just about can’t capitalise. There’ll be a change in the City back four with Ake hobbling off and Ruben Dias entering the fray.

19th minute: There’s a frantic feel to this and City win the ball back in Newcastle territory again. Haaland wins a free-kcik on the edge of the box from Botman. De Brunye likes the look of this…

18th minute: Oh, Newcastle should be level, Saint-Maximin pulls back and Almiron has space. He gets it all wrong though, leaning back and blazing over. Good moments for Howe’s men though and Cancelo was booked for a foul on Almiron earlier in that move.

16th minute: Foden prompted grumbling from Guardiola last weekend when he failed to pull back to Haaland in favour of taking on a shot. He’s in for another thick ear after De Bruyne released the England man to fire at Pope’s feet with Haaland lurking on the penalty spot. Guardiola cut a disgruntled figure on the touchline.

14th minute: Encouragement for Newcastle as Willock charges clear of Kyle Walker. You don’t see that every day. His pass is too late though and Wilson is caught offside.

13th minute: One for the locals to enjoy as Gundogan tries to find Haaland and the superstar striker misses his kick.

10th minute: That should probably be 2-0. Haaland produces some muscular hold-up play and threads a pass through for De Bruyne. Newcastle are grateful for the role reversal as the Belgium playmaker shoots at Pope’s legs. City look rampant here.

8th minute: Newcastle need to have a breath here. Guimaraes clumps into De Bruyne on halfway and that’s a needlessly cheap booking.

5th minuteGOOOAALLLLL!!!! Gundogan!!!!

That innate sense of knowing where pockets of space will emerge in the box serves Gungodan and Manchester City very well again. Mind you, the Newcastle defence didn’t leave him with a pocket of space just then, so much as a well-upholstered pair of cargo pants. Gundogan’s touch from Silva’s cross left him with a bouncing ball to pop past Nick Pope.

3rd minute: Haaland lays off to Gundogan and then spins over behind the Newcastle defence. That link-up brought goals for each player over the first two Premier League weekends. Newcastle see out the danger and Rodri blasts over from distance.

1st minute: Stones is harrassed into giving a throw-in away and Newcastle continue the attack by winning a corner. The second ball into the box is snaffled by Ederson but that’s a positive start from the hosts.

2 mins to kickoff: The teams are out and it’s bouncing as you’d expect. Phil Foden is set to start on the left wing for City, making his 100th Premier League appearance.

15 mins to kickoff: Eddie Howe is telling Sky Sports he does not want Newcastle to be passive and sit deep while giving up possession to City. Of course, that can be very much easier said than done, but the hosts will fancy their chances with a raucous capacity crowd filing into their seats. 

30 mins to kickoff: Hmmm, a possible injury concern for City in the warmup. Could Phillips be set for his first Premier League start for his new club?

40 mins to kickoff: Silva thrived in midfield last season and only tended to feature in the forward line as a false nine. City obviously now have a very real nine but, as Erling Haaland gets up to speed, expect to see a fair bit of him flanked by Silva and Foden. Certainly since Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling’s close-season departures, those two are Guardiola’s most effective and dynamic pressers from the front and represent a hand insurance against Haaland getting into the groove of what is required off the ball.

55 mins to kickoff: Eddie Howe sticks with the same Newcastle XI that drew 0-0 at Brighton last weekend.

1hr to kickoff: Guardiola hands Bernardo Silva his first start of the season in the City front three alongside Phil Foden and Erling Haaland. Ruben Dias drops to the City bench as John Stones partners Nathan Ake at centre-back, while injury rules out Jack Grealish. New arrival Sergio Gomez is among the substitutes.

1hr 10 mins to kickoff: Well, we know this much – Kyle Walker is starting for City because he’s just been on pre-match interviews duty.

1hr 20 mins to kickoff: Although, in all fairness, West Ham away on the opening weekend of the season looked like a tricky proposition for City until the match kicked off. Pep Guardiola’s side are pretty good at turning such situations into walkovers and Newcastle’s initial aim will be to avoid such a fate. We’ll have team news in about 20 minutes,

1hr 40 mins to kickoff: Is this game on the road to becoming one of English football’s big fixtures? Fresh from their Saudi takeover, Newcastle were beaten 4-0 and 5-0 by City last season but the optimism and momentum around Eddie Howe’s side continues to build. After a sensible rather than outlandish summer in the transfer market, they can provide the champions with their toughest test of the season so far.

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Newcastle vs. Man City predicted lineups

Fitness doubts around Emil Krafth and Matt Targett give Howe decisions to make at full-back, where Kieran Trippier’s versatility could see him fielded at left-back. Guardiola has fielded left-footers Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez on City’s right flank so far this season, so such a ploy would add up.

Newcastle projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Pope (GK) — Krafth, Burn, Schar, Trippier — Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton — Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Kalvin Phillips and Cole Palmer have each overcome niggles and can be expected to take places on the City bench alongside new signing Sergio Gomez. It feels likely that Guardiola will stick with a similar XI to those that beat West Ham and Bournemouth, especially now Bernardo Silva’s future no longer feels like such a hot-button issue 

Manchester City projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo — De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan — Foden, Haaland, Grealish

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Newcastle vs. Man City TV channel, live stream

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League USA Network, Telemundo
Streaming NOW TV/Sky Go fuboTV fuboTV Optus Sport

UK: The Newcastle-Man City match will be televised and streamed by Sky Sports in the UK.

USA: The match will be carried by USA Network (English) and Telemundo (Spanish), with both those channels streaming on fuboTV. 

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport. 

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