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Allan Saint-Maximin's individual highlights vs Man City sum up why he's the Premier League's ultimate showman

Daniel Marland

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Allan Saint-Maximin's individual highlights vs Man City sum up why he's the Premier League's ultimate showman

Allan Saint-Maximin established himself as the Premier League's greatest entertainer with a stunning performance in Newcastle United's 3-3 draw with Manchester City.

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The two sides played out an early contender for game of the season at St. James' Park on Sunday and Saint-Maximin was easily star of the show.

He was a thorn in Kyle Walker's side all afternoon and managed to beat the England international for pace a number of times.

On top of that, the winger managed to register two assists.

Ilkay Gundogan gave City an early lead and after that, Eddie Howe's side grew into the contest. Saint-Maximin fired a lovely cross into the area just before the half hour mark and Miguel Almiron turned it home to level.

Eleven minutes later, Saint-Maximin laid the ball off to Callum Wilson, who took it in his stride and fired home with the outside of his boot to give Newcastle the lead.

It was Saint-Maximin who was hauled down nine minutes after the restart too, which allowed Kieran Trippier to step up and whip a free-kick past Ederson and make it 3-1.

Trippier bends a free-kick over the Manchester City wall to make it 3-1. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Trippier bends a free-kick over the Manchester City wall to make it 3-1. (Image Credit: Alamy)

City would end up level after strikes from Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva and Newcastle were nearly down to 10 men after Trippier hauled down Kevin De Bruyne.

Referee Jarred Gillett initially sent the England international off, but intervention from VAR Peter Bankes saw him overturn the decision.

Saint-Maximin being still one of the contest's biggest talking points after all that action is a testament to his efforts against the Premier League champions.

City manager Pep Guardiola praised the 25-year-old and his ability to get the crowd up at full-time.

Saint-Maximin jostles with John Stones for the ball. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Saint-Maximin jostles with John Stones for the ball. (Image Credit: Alamy)

He told BBC Sport: "Once the game was open they were better for 20 minutes. The team showed who we are.

"Allan Saint-Maximin is really dangerous. That atmosphere after the game, that is what football is all about."

Saint-Maximin added it was one of his best 90 minutes in English football.

"It was one of [my best performances]," he explained. "You know I'm capable of playing like that, I just try to listen to my team-mates as they help me a lot.

"A very good goal was made for Callum Wilson and a good one for Miggy [Almiron]. I will just keep doing what I love to do.

"I say thank you to my team-mates for helping me play like that. I just want to keep going."

Featured Image Credit: Ez Sport Channel/YouTube

Topics: Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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