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.
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.
“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.”