Newcastle draw City to keep hope alive

Newcastle draw City to keep hope alive


Newcastle United grabbed an all important point against Manchester City on Tuesday night to continue their fight against the drop.

Sergio Aguero controversially opened the scoring for the Citizens with a header on 14 minutes. Replays showed the striker was clearly offside from Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick. Could this goal come back to hurt Newcastle? Vurnon Anita scored half an hour with a low curling shot to put the home side level. Saves from Magpies keeper Karl Darlow and City keeper Joe Hart ensured the tie stayed level with Benitez’s side now 2 points from 17th place but still in the drop zone.

Too late for Rafa’s Newcastle?

Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley may have waited 2 months too long to appoint Rafa Benitez as manager of the Magpies. The Spaniard has definitely added some grit to the side he inherited from Steve McClaren and with a lengthier spell, might have pulled the Magpies out of the drop zone already. They now face a race against time to ensure survival and it would be interesting to see Benitez pull a miracle with the players at his disposal come May.




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