Many Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after the club shared a throwback post to our 2-1 win over Manchester City in January.
We host Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues at St. James’ Park on Saturday in the early kick-off looking to record successive wins over the Etihad Stadium natives, for what would be the first time we have achieved such since 2003.
Back then, we beat City 2-0 at St. James’ Park in January before recording a 3-0 triumph that November when the Sky Blues returned to the North East.
We were not able to keep a clean sheet the last time Man City travelled to Tyneside as Sergio Aguero opened the scoring after just 24 seconds, but Rafa Benitez’s men did not cave in and were able to mount a second-half comeback.
The result put a sizable dent in City’s title aspirations, despite going on to retain the crown, with Salomon Rondon and later Matt Ritchie from the spot able to capitalise on two defensive lapses.
Rondon pulled the score level after 66 minutes when the Venezuelan, on loan from West Bromwich Albion, reacted first to an Isaac Hayden header to fire past Ederson, before Ritchie would go on to hand us the lead ten minutes from time.
Ritchie had to wait more than two minutes before being allowed to take the spot-kick as Ederson was down receiving treatment, but the Scot held his nerves to hand us a remarkable comeback win.
What will the result be on Saturday?
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s throwback post…
Still in a state of disbelief that we won that game. Hoping for the same on Saturday.
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) November 28, 2019
Matt Ritchie we miss you 😥
— ConnorPurvis⚫️⚪️ (@ConnorPurvisx) November 28, 2019
That roar 😍
— Kieron Dunn (@kierondunn2001) November 28, 2019
Repeat performance please
— 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫 (@mickey_marr) November 28, 2019
Such a bad penalty too haha. What a boy he is!! 😍
— JamboMalumbo (@JamboMalumbo) November 28, 2019
3 years we thought we were building something under Rafa. All pointless tbh. We’ve progressed as a club zero since the Pardew era.
— Dell ❄️ 8-3 (@agbnufc) November 28, 2019
Superb! My (over)reaction to going 1-0 down still cracks me up 😂 Ben Bracken 🥃
— Chris Johnson (@johnsonchris88) November 28, 2019
Can we have the same again please
— Sandra Farn (@hockeymom41) November 28, 2019