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On December 15th, Newcastle United welcomes Manchester City at the St. James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Champions will try to rehabilitate after derby sorrow. Roberto Mancini’s team will want to get three points and return to their winning road after their first EPL defeat of the season. The hosts will try to get at least one points against strong rival to end their poor run of five EPL losses in their last six matches.
Newcastle stands fourteenth in the league table with seventeen points after sixteen games. They have won four, drawn five and lost seven games. In the last five matches they have seen only one win and four defeats. Newcastle have really struggling this season. They have lost five of their last six games. Newcastle’s main problem is a lot of injuries. They have most of their key players missing this year. For this game they will once again have six absentees. The Magpies were defeated by Fulham with the score 2-1 last weekend.
City goes the second in the EPL with thirty three points from sixteen games, having won nine, drawn six and lost one. Their present form has two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last five matches. City was very disappointed with the home defeat from United last week. It leaves them six points behind the leaders of the table. Man Utd ended their fifteen matches unbeaten run. So in this game they will try to get back to winning ways.
Alan Pardew probably will play without significant midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa. He is out due to hamstring injury after the defeat at Fulham. Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye remain sidelined. Gabriel Obertan could return after a month absence.
Vincent Kompany has groin injury after last week’s Manchester derby, so he is likely will miss this tie. James Milner may return from a hamstring injury. Gareth Barry without doubt will miss the game through one-match ban. Jack Rodwell is still regaining fitness, while Micah Richards is not expected until February.
Newcastle United line-up: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Tiote, Cisse, Marveaux, Gutierrez, Ba.
Last three matches:
Fulham 2 – Newcastle United 1;
Girondins de Bordeaux 2 – Newcastle United 0;
Newcastle United 3 – Wigan Athletic 0.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Kolarov, Toure, Garcia, Tevez, Silva, Milner, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Manchester City 2 – Manchester United 3;
Borussia Dortmund 1 – Manchester City 0;
Manchester City 1 – Everton 1.