Skipper Jonjo Shelvey believes Newcastle United answered their critics with Manchester City point

Newcastle United skipper Jonjo Shelvey believes the Magpies have answered their critics after claiming a point against Premier League champions Manchester City.

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 4:53 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st December 2019, 4:54 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey (l) shoots to score the 2nd Newcastle goal despite the attentions of city players Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey (l) shoots to score the 2nd Newcastle goal despite the attentions of city players Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Shelvey was the hero at St James’s Park with an 88th minute leveller as United twice came from behind to claim a deserved point against Pep Guardiola’s title-chasing side.

The performance was a far cry from the the Magpies’ debacle at Villa Park five days earlier – and Shelvey was delighted with the way his side bounced back.

“I think we deserved a point,” he said.

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“We had to bounce back after Monday. We showed a bit of character and spirit."

Shelvey, who is United’s top-scorer with three goals, continued: “We need to get as many points as quickly as possible.

“It is a massive point against them - you don't become Premier League champions for nothing.

“The games come thick and fast now, we need to dust ourselves down and go again Thursday.”