But they had a number of other great opportunities to extend their lead, one falling to Foden.
Gundogan played the England winger in down the left and he saw his effort saved by the feet of compatriot Nick Pope.
However, plenty of fans noticed that Haaland, City's big summer acquisition from Borussia Dortmund, was free for a tap-in.
All of this is Foden’s fault, pass to Haaland, 2-0 and the game is done. pic.twitter.com/gOEjAK6tHQ— zee (@zwelikwela_) August 21, 2022
Foden needs to be humbled. He's shooting from these angles while Haaland is wide open in both. Pep needs to sit him down. pic.twitter.com/V9C9O78NdV— 𝙿𝚂 (@dostoyevesque) August 21, 2022
Phil Foden in “not passing to Haaland” Episode 37— Sam Martin (@SmuelMartinFPL) August 21, 2022
Not sure how much longer Pep will allow Foden to ignore Haaland in good positions - it’s been 3 times this season already he’s blanked him for a tap in— Mark B. (@markbrit_) August 21, 2022
Someone teach Foden how to square it to Haaland— Joshua Jones (@joshuapsjones) August 21, 2022
Turns out it’s not injuries that will stand in the way of Haaland getting the golden boot, it’s Foden refusing to pull it back— Casey Evans (@Casey_Evans_) August 21, 2022
2nd time in 2 games Foden has ignored Haaland for a tap in. Needs to sort himself out with that— Pauliniho (@Paulinihoes) August 21, 2022
Jesus Christ Foden how have you ignored the cut back to Haaland AGAIN— Baldiola 🏆 (@TeacherOfBall) August 21, 2022
Foden could have squared that ball for Haaland— KOMBO™ 🇦🇷💙❤️ (@ultimate_kombo) August 21, 2022
Never known Foden to be selfish, this is the 2nd time he has denied Haaland an easy tap in
Pep not too happy with Foden not passing to Haaland 👀— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 21, 2022
Foden hates Haaland. How many chances does he need to slide it across to Haaland for a tap in pic.twitter.com/hp1nT0PSxb— ⋆ (@ItsTyler022) August 21, 2022
Phil Foden did the same AGAIN... could’ve easily squared to Erling Haaland, but instead opted to shoot himself. Pep absolutely furious.— Real Talk Manchester City (@RealTalkMCFC) August 21, 2022
The exact same situation happened in the 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth, with Haaland again looking disillusioned with his teammate. Pep Guardiola was also less than pleased on the touchline.
The Norwegian struck twice on his scintillating Premier League debut against West Ham and registered an assist despite not touching the ball all that much last week.
However the questionable decision-making from Foden proved costly as Miguel Almiron, trolled by a drunk Jack Grealish at City's title party, levelled matters in the first half.
The Paraguayan, having spurned a glorious opportunity, diverted the ball in with his thigh after a cross from Allan Saint-Maximin.
Almiron was initially flagged offside but the goal was given following the intervention of VAR, which showed he had been kept on by Kyle Walker.
Newcastle then found another gear completely and took the lead courtesy of Callum Wilson, who finished after another sublime pick-out from Saint-Maximin.
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