The Citizens are aiming to claim a win at St Mary's and cut Liverpool FC's lead at the top of the table down to six points, before the Reds take on Brighton later in the day.
Sterling went agonisingly close to a victor deep into stoppage time, but Dubravka saved and it was not to be for Guardiola's side, who have now dropped points in five of their 14 Premier League games this season.
"Newcastle were very poor against Aston Villa on Monday night, they didn't look like scoring, didn't create anything, so they will have to improve vastly if they are going to beat this Manchester City team", Shearer told Coral.
Sterling then had a glorious chance to win it for City in injury time, when De Bruyne floated in a sensational ball to the winger, but he didn't put enough power into his effort, making it a routine save for the Martin Dubravka. "I want to see the club, I want to see the players, I want to see how still we are working together".
Rodri is confident he could become a complete center for Manchester City - with his colleague Fernandinho already impressed in a backline role.
Jonjo Shelvey further dented Manchester City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.
De Bruyne looked to have won it for the champions with a spectacular shot on 82 minutes, but Shelvey struck at St James' Park for the first time to level again. 'I'm comfortable with the players, they're incredible people.
"When you are [already] five years it depends on results so we will see what happens this season and next season but I'm open [to the idea] yes", he said.
"When I feel that is not [the case] I will talk with the club and see the best way [to proceed]".
The 48-year-old, no doubt recalling his hard final term at Barcelona in 2012 when everything unravelled, has felt the need to change his way of communicating with players in order to maintain standards.
We scored a goal and forgot to attack.
"A little bit yeah", he said.
City, meanwhile, recovered from that surprise loss to go on to win the league last season, but can they repeat that remarkable recovery this time around?'
It was a captain's performance from a player who most fans didn't think should play.