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Pep: ‘We have to accept’ Man City’s draw at Newcastle (video)

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola prior to the Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are in serious danger of dipping 11 points back of Liverpool after twice conceding equalizers in a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United on Saturday.

The City boss wasn’t mad at his team, or at least didn’t say so after the game, saying his men produced enough chances to win and that “the quality from Shelvey made a difference” on a sensational 88th minute goal.

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“The tempo was good all the time,” he said. “We could move a little bit more, left, right, right, left, but in general we did well.”

He was almost shaking his head in disbelief, which has happened a surprising amount toi teams facing Steve Bruce’s low block.

“We knew we played this against Tottenham, Manchester United, even the big teams plays us this way. We knew it, last season was the same. Today we found more space.

“We have to accept it and work on our strengths. We have just one or two days to recover. In the good moments, be calm, and in the bad moments you have to live these kind of moments and tomorrow we will live.”

Eleven is a lot of points, even for late November.

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