Newcastle Vs. Man City Player ratings as Late Oscar Bobb goal steals win for City in five goal thriller

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Manchester City came from behind to win 2-3 at St James’ Park thanks to a last-minute goal from youngster Oscar Bobb.

Newcastle looked set to make an electrifying start to the game when Sean Longstaff poked the ball into the back of the net after the break, but the flag was raised for offside.

Ederson controversially picked up an injury in the lineup due to a late offside flag and was forced off early, replaced by Stefano Ortega.

City took the lead in style in the 25th minute through Bernardo Silva, who slotted home Kyle Walker’s cross with a slick backhand finish.

Newcastle responded quickly, equalizing just ten minutes later with a fantastic strike from Isak that curled past Ortega into the top right corner.

The home side didn’t stop there as they took the lead in emphatic fashion three minutes later through Anthony Gordon.

The winger ran the length of the pitch down the left and curled his strike past Ortega into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1 at the break.

After a quieter start to the second half, Kevin De Bruyne announced his return by slotting City’s equalizer into the bottom left corner from outside the box.

The Ccity man broke Newcastle’s hearts in the 91st minute when Bobb curled a beautiful finish past Dúbravka to make it 3-2 after being picked out by De Bruyne.

Newcastle player ratings

GK: Martin Dubravka – 7/10 – A nice save to keep Silva out which stopped City from running away with proceedings early on. Particularly busy after the break but largely rose to the occasion. Very unfortunate to end up on the losing side.

RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10 – Really enjoyed his battle with Doku and usually came out on top. A brave performance which featured success at both ends of the field.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10 – A shaky start to things but really grew into proceedings as the game progressed. Flashed some serious composure for the equaliser.

CB: Sven Botman – 7/10 – Took his time to calm down but looked really dominant once he got there. Threw himself at everything.

LB: Dan Burn – 6/10 – Massively caught out for City’s opening goal but made up for it with the assist for Gordon’s go-ahead strike.

DM: Bruno Guimaraes – 8/10 – A glorious assist for Isak’s equaliser in what was just the ugliest, scrappiest performance imaginable. Battled for every lose ball and his passion was infectious.

CM: Sean Longstaff – 5/10 – Felt like a bit of a passenger in the midfield battle. Not nearly as impactful as those around him.

CM: Lewis Miley – 7/10 – Serious discipline from the youngster. Worked hard defensively and helped progress play to get Newcastle’s creative players involved.

RW: Miguel Almiron – 7/10 – Buzzed around with immense energy. His partnership with Trippier caused plenty of problems.

ST: Alexander Isak – 7/10 – Was absolutely feasting against City’s high line. Had an assist ruled out before his delightful equaliser. Saw his impact fade in the second half as Newcastle sat back.

LW: Anthony Gordon – 7/10 – Went at Walker at every given opportunity and got the results with a lovely goal.

Man City player ratings

GK: Ederson – N/A – Injured after 90 seconds and nearly handed Newcastle a goal before limping off inside seven minutes.

RB: Kyle Walker – 3/10 – Walker assisted the opener and seemingly called it quits there. Two shocking examples of defending gifted Newcastle near-identical goals. Offered a decent attacking threat in the second half.

CB: Ruben Dias – 6/10 – Was clearly barking orders which weren’t being followed. Only so much he could do to try carry this back line.

CB: Nathan Ake – 5/10 – An off day for Ake, who looked uncomfortable up against Isak. Feels like a better fit for the left-back role in this team.

LB: Josko Gvardiol – 5/10 – Did not have a good time against Almiron. Another example of the fact he is not a left-back.

DM: Rodri – 5/10 – Wasn’t given the time to make things happen. Looked to lose his composure late in the first half after being caught by Bruno.

DM: Mateo Kovacic – 5/10 – Couldn’t keep up with the tempo of the game. Seemed to get caught out once or twice by Newcastle’s aggressive press.

RM: Phil Foden – 6/10 – Lively down the right up against Burn. Didn’t always find the space he wanted but never stopped fizzing around trying to get things going.

AM: Bernardo Silva – 7/10 – A sensational goal which was nearly immediately followed by another sweet strike.

LM: Jeremy Doku – 4/10 – Really off it here. Had the odd glimpse but was largely silenced by Trippier.

ST: Julian Alvarez – 6/10 – Didn’t really seem up for the battle with Botman and Schar. A pretty quiet performance.

SUB: Stefan Ortega (7′ for Ederson) – 6/10 – Could do nothing about either of Newcastle’s superb goals.

SUB: Kevin De Bruyne (69′ for Silva) – 9/10 – An immediate impact. What a player.

SUB: Oscar Bobb (82′ for Doku) – 7/10

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