Football predictions St. James Park once again proved unacceptable to lethargic Man City
The Manchester City champion could end up 11 points behind leader Liverpool at the end of the day after finishing 2-2 with New James at St James` Park. The Citizens twice took the lead, but in the end they failed to win again at this stadium, where they lost 1-2 last season. Kevin De Broyne again led the visitors ahead in the 82nd, but two minutes before the end, former Liverpool player Johnjo Shelvey equalized for the second time. So Manchester City have only one victory in their last four games analyzed by football livescore
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There was one change in the lineup of the `wickets` compared to the duel with Aston Villa. Javier Manquio replaces DeAndre Yedlin. Fabian Cher was recovered but stayed on the bench for the start.
Pep Guardiola had made five corrections to Shakhtar`s match this week. Kyle Walker, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are back in the citizens` defense. David Silva and Riyadh Marez were also holders. Goalie Sergio Aguero is injured.
The match started evenly, though the visitors expected the ball a lot more. The first punch, however, was in Newcastle`s assets. It was sent by Saint-Maximinus in the seventh minute, but Ederson caught without problems. In the 17th minute, Jesus did not get well into the penalty area and tried to come back with a fifth, but Fernandez crossed. Five minutes later, Manchester City took the lead. David Silva and Rahim Stirling tried to swap passes in the penalty area and after a series of happy rebounds the ball found itself on the path of the English national, who fired in the right corner.
However, Newcastle leveled just three minutes later in the 25th. Almiron broke through to the left, then found Gertto Willems. The Dutchman was left uncovered, made a touch, and then shot very precisely in the far corner - 1:1.
The champions tried to put pressure on them by the end of the first half, but there was no mercury in the game of the Nationals. Once Sterling made a shot from the boundary of the penalty area, but the ball was aimed straight at Dubravka and he did well.
At the time, De Broyne`s shot was blocked, after which he became an easy prey for Dubravka.
Manchester City`s behavior in the second half did not change much, and Newcastle tried to counter-attack whenever possible. In the 58th minute, David Silva made his way to the outfield, then centered at the far post, where Jesus caught but failed to direct the ball towards the goal.
In the 68th minute, De Broyne got a good pass from Silva and fired from a small angle, but Dubravka made a save. A minute later, the champions missed the purest opportunity they had ever had before. Joshua, without being led behind by the defense, found himself face to face with Dubravka, but was unable to overcome the guard he had killed. De Broyne tried a supplement, but again the Slovak was on high and kept her door. In the 72nd, Bernard Silva, who appeared in the game a little earlier, failed to find the door from 11 meters.
Eight minutes before the end, Kevin de Broyne brought the champions forward again. The left center line was cleared but the ball came to the Belgian, ? Football predictions
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