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Shelvey full of pride after late Newcastle equaliser against stunned Man City

Newcastle United have rocked Manchester City's title hopes with a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Jonjo Shelvey stepped up with an emphatic late equaliser as champions Manchester City surrendered further points in the Premier League title race at St James' Park.

Kevin de Bruyne's equally brilliant strike from the edge of the box appeared to have salvaged victory for Pep Guardiola's side with eight minutes left.

David Silva's clever, backheeled pass had allowed Raheem Sterling to curl in the visitors' opener after 22 minutes.

But Newcastle levelled three minutes later when left-back Jetro Willems linked up with Miguel Almiron before firing in.

Pep Guardiola's side climb to second with their point, while Newcastle are up to 12th.

Manchester City, who move above Leicester on goals scored, could fall 11 points behind leaders Liverpool should Jurgen Klopp's side defeat Brighton later on Saturday.

Shelvey said afterwards: "We worked our socks off today, each one of us put in the 110%.

"When we had possession we did well and we defended for our lives today, you could see the defenders putting their bodies on the line.

"We do a lot of running during the week but on the pitch the only time we have been defeated was when the other teams outworked us: this of course can't happen and if we feel we can run more than the other team we'll always have a chance in the game."

On his goal, he added: "I saw they were sitting deep and I asked Atsu to cut the ball back to me, it was always drifting away from the keeper.

"I know I can do that, I do it in training quite regularly but it is important to do it in a match and this secured us a point."

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