Ruben Neves broke the deadlock in the 38th minute.
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It was a much-needed victory for City after their devastating midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid and came a day after title rivals Liverpool were held to a home draw by Tottenham Hotspur.
Frank Lampard’s side had Allan sent off in the 83rd minute after an initial booking for a foul on Allan Saint-Maximin was upgraded to a red card by referee Craig Pawson following a VAR review.
Ralf Rangnick’s side were lucky to come away from Tyneside with a point, having been second best in the first half
Both sides played out 2-2 draws just before the international break, with the Saints rescuing a point against Newcastle United while West Ham were pegged back by Crystal Palace.
Iheanacho is paired alongside Burnley’s Chris Wood and Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin for the attacking role.
The Arsenal loanee, who scored a late equaliser against Tottenham on April 4th, went one better to condemn the Hammers — who would have gone third with victory – to a 3-2 defeat at St James’ Park, in the process sending Steve Bruce’s men nine points clear of the relegation zone with just six games to play.
It was a remarkable turnaround after Newcastle had been second best for almost a full hour, and one which could just transform their season
West Brom are eight points behind Newcastle, having also played a game more, and quite simply need to win this contest if they are to have a realistic chance of beating the drop.
The French winger signed an initial six-year deal when he signed for £16 million from Nice last summer, but has now agreed on an additional year and bumper pay rise.
Newcastle United leapfrogged Southampton in the Premier League standings and moved up to 13th with a 1-0 win at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, thanks to a solo second-half effort from French winger Allan Saint-Maximin.