Manchester City let Arsenal slip alone at the top of the standings. The Skyblues could not do better than a draw (3-3) against Newcastle on the 3rd day of the Premier League. Both teams remain undefeated in the Championship.
Pep Guardiola’s men had however done the hardest part by scoring the first goal. After a hard job from Bernardo Silva punctuated by a caviar, Ilkay Gündogan made a superb sequence in the area to open the scoring (5th). But pushed by their public, the Magpies showed character against the defending champion who saw Nathan Aké leave on injury, replaced by Ruben Dias.
Under the impetus of a twirling Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle multiplied the assaults on the citizen goal. After several attempts, Miguel Almiron ended up finding the fault by throwing himself on a cross from the Frenchman (28th). The former Niçois did it again by offering a new assist to Callum Wilson who played Dias before deceiving Ederson (39th).
De Bruyne, the decisive gesture
After the break, Kieran Trippier gave his team a wider lead (54th) on a free kick obtained by … Saint-Maximin, once again. Unfortunately for Newcastle, the gap was not enough, despite saves from Nick Pope.
Erling Haaland reduced the mark from close range (60th), before Bernardo Silva equalized on a bright pass from Kevin De Bruyne (64th). Galvanized by the equalizer Joao Cancelo and his partners regained control of the match, without however managing to regain the advantage, Pope watching over his goal.
Despite this poor performance, Manchester City moved up to 2nd place before facing Crystal Palace next weekend. Newcastle is 6th.