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De Bruyne stars as Man City come from behind to win at Newcastle

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Kevin De Bruyne marked his return to the Premier League in glorious style by coming off the bench to inspire a thrilling 3-2 win for Manchester City against Newcastle in a frantic battle at St James' Park.

Pep Guardiola's side deservedly moved ahead through a backheel finish by Bernardo Silva on 26 minutes only for home duo Alexander Isak (35') and Anthony Gordon (37') to stun the defending champions before the break.

The match changed when De Bruyne, making his first league appearance since the first match of the season due to a hamstring problem, replaced Silva on 70 minutes and scored the equaliser four minutes later with a delightful finish from outside the box from the Rodri pass.

And it was De Bruyne who ensured City moved second in the table two points behind Liverpool when he played provider for fellow substitute Oscar Bobb to slip home the winning goal from close range via a composed control and finish with the home side out on their feet.