In Premier League match at St. James’ Park on Sunday, goals from Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva helped Manchester City rally from a two-goal deficit to tie 3-3 with Newcastle United.
Ilkay Gundogan scored the opening goal for league champions City in the fifth minute by sneaking in, catching the Newcastle defence off guard, and finishing from close range. Neither team had allowed a goal this season.
When Phil Foden attacked down the right in the 16th minute, City should have taken a 2-0 lead, but Foden decided to fire from a tight angle rather than square the ball to Haaland, wasting the opportunity.
In the 28th minute, Allan Saint-precise Maximin’s cross was headed in by Miguel Almiron for a levelling goal for the home team. After a tense VAR review, the goal stood.
When Saint-Maximin set up Callum Wilson to make it 2-1 just before halftime, he not only tortured City fullback Kyle Walker but also placed Newcastle in position to pull off a major upset.
Nine minutes after the half, Kieran Trippier scored a spectacular free kick to make it 3-1.
However, that gave City life, and Haaland hit the post before pulling one back on the hour mark. Silva then scored a beautiful pass from Kevin De Bruyne to tie the score at three.