Premier League Challenge of Manchester City was moved greatly by a striking 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, while the unsuppressed beginning of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Manchester United pushed the match to a dramatic draw 2-2 result with Burnley on Tuesday. Manchester City needed a rocking win at St James Park to fill the gap on leaders Liverpool to one point ahead of the Red’s clash with Leicester on Wednesday. But 100th league match of Pep Guardiola as City manager manifested an evening to forget for the champions.
The loss of second-positioned Manchester City defines Liverpool who has been chasing for their first achievement of English title since 1990, can move seven points clear with a win over Leicester.
The remarkable result by Manchester City took just 24 seconds for opening their scoreboard. Raheem Sterling surpassed to David Silva and the midfielder of Manchester City, boldly leaded it back as he stroke with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Aguero swooped down on the loose ball for poking home from the closure for his 17th goal of the season.
But Manchester City lost their familiar way after that being punished while Salomon Rondon made equal for Newcastle in the 66th minute from Isaac Hayden’s header.
There was crucial to come to Manchester city in the 80th minute. The foul of Fernandinho on sean Longstaff gave Matt Ritchie the scope for scoring from the penalty spot and the Newcastle midfielder boosted his effort low into the net. Guardiola told, “It wasn’t our best. We started with a goal but we didn’t have the rhythm to impose our game ”. This was the first defeat of the Manchester City since a loss at Leicester on 26th December, ending a run of eight sequential wins in all oppositions. Speaking about the title chances of Manchester City, Guardiola told, “ It is difficult. We have a chance to do it but we need to win our games. The advantage is not there but we need to continue”.