Newcastle sink the hope of Manchester City of defending their Premier League title as they were dealt with a draw as Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late equaliser earned Steve Bruce men a draw at St Jame’s Park stadium.
Pep Guardiola must have thought his side had won it when Kevin de Bruyne found the net in the 82nd minute with a brilliant long-range effort which went in off the crossbar.
But with two minutes of normal time remaining substitute Christian Atsu pulled the ball back for his team-mate Shelvey, who beat the dive of Ederson with his strike.
That is now 13 points dropped by Pep Guardiola’s side who are eight behind Liverpool before the leaders host Brighton at 15:00 GMT.
It all began well for City when they took the lead after an early period of dominance.
David Silva, sorely missed by the champions in their recent defeat against Liverpool, highlighted his worth with a deft backheel to find Raheem Sterling, who curled in for his 14th goal this season.
However, before City could assert their dominance the Magpies equalised through full-back Jetro Willems, who received a square pass from Miguel Almiron before calmly slotting past the Brazilian keeper.