Bernardo Silva scored a last-minute win for Newcastle and Manchester City narrowed the points lead to Arsenal.
Silva’s decisive strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side the win and marked City’s 1,000th home goal in the Premier League.
The first 160 goals were scored at the old stadium on Main Road and the rest at the Etihad.
But if Newcastle had a strong forward line like Guardiola’s front, Thun would have left Manchester with at least one point.
Callum Wilson missed a great chance in the first half, and Joelinton had an even better chance in the second half with a sideways shot from the front of what looked like an easy scoring area.
And it took a three-man block from Ruben Diaz, Nathan Ake and, finally, goalkeeper Ederson to counteract substitute Alexander Issak’s goal when the lead was down to one.
Phil Foden scored in the 15th minute after a fine side pass from Rodri.
Foden picked up the ball, knocked down Dan Byrne and ran into the box.
Bruno Guimaraes and Anthony Gordon were easily blocked, but Foden struck with his right foot.
Nick Pope would have probably blocked, but the ball went past Sven Botmann, leaving no chance for the Toons keeper, who returned from suspension at Wembley last week.
Erling Haaland headed in at close range, but surprisingly Newcastle started to gain the upper hand, at least in terms of chances.
But once Bernardo came off the bench and finished a move involving Ake, Foden, Jack Grealish and Haarand, there was no going back.
Byrne was lucky to be presented with Yellow, as Byrne was hooked and appeared to turn his feet on the fallen Greilish after assaulting him.
The showdown between the two giants, Haaland and Byrne, was honestly more exciting than the match itself.
But in the end it all came to naught. Newcastle’s hopes were also dashed.
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