Perhaps it is safe to say that Newcastle United were the better of the two clubs today. Both clubs went into the dressing room with a point, but only one club takes home a point that means something.
Manchester City looked defeated in a match that they were most certainly outplayed in. Following a spectacular victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, one would say that Manchester City should have coasted to victory over the Magpies. But that simply wasn't the case, despite Sergio Aguero netting his 100th Premier League goal, and continuing his stellar scoring record against Newcastle.
Scoring that goal at the Etihad certainly would have generated more noise than it did at St. James' Park, which had felt an overwhelming sense of dread following the milestone of the Argentinian. The goal which put the Citizens up by one wasn't enough to stop the Magpies' Vurnon Anita from scoring before the end of the first half, however, which would end up being the last goal of the game.
Newcastle came into the match fresh off of a drubbing of Swansea City, and their momentum did show today.