Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Substitute Edinson Cavani then levelled proceedings. De Gea, however, wasn’t finished there as he produced a world-class save to deny Miguel Almiron late on.
Howe’s side have dropped 19 points from winning positions this season - more than any other Premier League club.
“We are desperately disappointed not to win,” Howe told NewcastleWorld. “We defended really well. I thought we were tight in our lines.
“I thought that we were really diligent, tactically excellent. And we were really good in transition, a counter-attack threat throughout the game.
“We created so many chances to get that second goal, which would have proved crucial in the end.”