Pep Guardiola’s 100th Premier League game in charge of Manchester City ended in disappointment as their title bid suffered a major blow.
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Manchester City suffered a shock loss in defence of their Premier League title as Newcastle United came from behind to win 2-1 at St James’ Park.
Matt Ritchie’s penalty 10-minutes from time sealed one of the most surprising results of the season to leave Liverpool with the chance to move seven points clear with a victory over Leicester City on Wednesday.
Sergio Aguero looked to have set a predictable tone for Pep Guardiola’s 100th top-flight game at the helm, his goal after 24 seconds apparently teeing the Catalan up for a record 74th win from that century of outings.
But City failed to build on that fast start and the hosts levelled through Salomon Rondon with 24 minutes remaining.
And when Fernandinho fouled Sean Longstaff in the box, Ritchie stepped up to drive his spot-kick underneath Ederson and strike what could be a pivotal blow in the title race.
Newcastle XI: M. Dúbravka, S.Rondón, Ritchie, F. Schär, Lejeune, Atsu, J. Lascelles, Hayden, A.Pérez, Yedlin, S. Longstaff
Subs: F. Fernández, Clark, Manquillo, Freddy Woodman, Kenedy, J.Murphy, C. Roberts
Man City XI: David Silva, S. Agüero, Fernandinho, K. Walker, Danilo, K. De Bruyne, R. Sterling, A.Laporte, J. Stones, Ederson Moraes, Sané
Subs: N. Otamendi, İ. Gündoğan, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Foden, A. Murić