Manchester City vs Newcastle United Live Stream and Highlights
Manchester City vs Newcastle United:
Date: March 30, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Etihad Stadium — Manchester.
Mancini’s team will be looking for 7th straight EPL win over Magpies. Alan Pardew’s team could keep one eye on their Europa League quarter-final game, while the EPL holders are aiming to close down the gap between them and Man United.
Manchester City goes 2nd in the EPL standings with 59 points from 29 games, having 17 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats so far this season. It’s look like they will finish 2nd in the Premier League this season, cause they are 15 points behind the leaders Manchester United. But, City are only 4 points ahead of 3rd-paced Chelsea. Their present form has seen 4 straight wins and 1 loss from last 5 games. Last five home games City have finished with 4 wins and 1 draw. But in the EPL they have just 2 wins in their last 5 games.
Newcastle stands 13th in the Premier League with 33 points from 30 games, winning 9, drawing 6 and losing 15 so far this season. They are far away from their excellent game last season. They are 6 points clear of the relegation zone. So, poor results could drop them back into the surviving fight. Their present form has seen 1 draw, 2 wins and 2 defeats from last five games. Last five away matches the Magpies have finished with 3 losses, 1 draw and 1 win. They have enough points to keep ahead of the relegation fight, but they still need to pick up points to remain safe.
Roberto Mancini could welcome some players returning from injuries. Vincent Kompany is could return to the starting line after playing for Belgium, Yaya Toure should return after illness, and Sergio Aguero also could make his comeback.
Newcastle United have a trip to Benfica in midweek, so Alan Pardew could rest some key players. Hatem Ben Arfa has a hamstring injury, Fabricio Coloccini is out with back problem, and Tim Krul has an ankle injury. Yohan Cabaye is doubtful with groin problem.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, K Toure, Kompany, Clichy, Y Toure, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Milner, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Everton 2 – Manchester City FC 0;
Manchester City FC 5 – Barnsley 0; FA
Aston Villa 0 – Manchester City FC 1.
Newcastle United line-up: Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Taylor, Santon, Tiote, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cisse.
Last three matches:
Wigan Athletic 2 – Newcastle 1;
Newcastle 1 – Anzhi Makhachkala 0;
Newcastle 2 – Stoke 1.