That’s according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, who says Kevin De Bruyne’s return to fitness is a huge boost to City’s title chances.
City took the lead in the north-east before goals from Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon put Newcastle in front.
However, the game spun with 20 minutes left when De Bruyne was introduced from the bench.
The Belgian scored a sensational placed finish 15 minutes from time, and set-up the winner in injury time with a phenomenal pass for Oscar Bobb.
It was a crushing blow to the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, who have witnessed City win five of their last six matches without star man Erling Haaland.
And Ferdinand says the title hopefuls will now be fearing City as they’ve hit their rhythm.
‘Pep Guardiola, very rarely do you see him as animated as he was today,’Ferdinand said on TNT Sports.
‘I’ll tell you one thing, that man there (De Bruyne), you’re back, you are back. You are the jewel in the crown, you’re back.
‘Watch momentum kick in now and these guys know what to do.
‘These guys know when to put the pedal to the floor and it looks like now everybody is going to be looking over their shoulders and looking around and saying, they are coming.
‘They know how to get the job done, they have the experience, the depth, the class, the quality and the firepower. Formidable.’
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