Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City displayed incredible second half fightback, scoring two goals inside four minutes, to claim a dramatic 3-3 draw at Newcastle in what was a classic Premier League encounter.
In a St James’ Park clash that had everything, the champions had raced after Ilkay Gundogan had given Manchester City a fifth-minute lead with a close-range finish, Allan Saint-Maximin set up Miguel Almiron for Newcastle’s equaliser and then Callum Wilson fired Eddie Howe’s side into a 2-1 lead at the break.
A spectacular Kieran Trippier free-kick on 54 minutes further extended Newcastle’s advantage before two quickfire strikes from Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva either side of the hour brought Manchester City back level.Erling Haaland scored his third goal in three matches.
Pep Guardiola’s side also saw Haaland hit the post and carve out a number of other chances but, ultimately, Manchester City settled for a share of the spoils in what was a thrilling and absorbing clash that showcased English football at its vibrant, exciting best.
The draw leaves Manchester City with seven points from three games and means Manchester City are second in the Premier League.
Arsenal lead the way with nine points from three games. Leeds, Tottenham and Brighton also have seven points but Pep Guardiola’s side have a superior goal difference to that trio.