Atsu excels in Newcastle's 2-2 draw with Manchester City

Published on: 30 November 2019

Ghanaian attacker Christian Atsu impressed for his Newcastle United side on Saturday afternoon when they drew 2-2 with Manchester United at the St. James’ Park in the English Premier League.

The Black Stars midfielder started the match from the substitute bench but was introduced with 10 minutes to end proceedings to replace summer signing Saint Allan-Maximin.

In a match that produced four goals, the defending champions of the English Premier League took a deserved lead on the 22nd minute through Raheem Sterling with an assist from David Silva.

Three minutes later, Newcastle United scored at the other end through Jetro Willems who was assisted by Miguel Almiron.

With the match headed for a draw, Magpies manager Roy Hodgson brought on Atsu to give his attacking department some fresh legs.

Two minutes after that change, Kevin De Bruyne shot City into the lead for the second time in the match.

The home side did not back now and stayed compact as they pushed for an equalizer. Their resilience paid off on the 88th minute when Christian Atsu teed up Jonjo Shelvey for their second goal of the match which levelled the score.

The match eventually ended two-all with Atsu playing a key role for his Newcastle United side.