Pep Guardiola‘s side suffered their first league defeat of the season last time out as they came out on the wrong side of a seven-goal thriller with Liverpool at Anfield.
Pep Guardiola’s men will be desperate to make a statement after a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool, a result which slightly flattered them. The last time they lost a game, going down 2-1 in a dead Champions League rubber at Shakhtar Donetsk, they put in one of the performances of the season by winning at Old Trafford. The Toon Army will be fearful of similar repercussions, especially as they’ve conceded 11 goals on their last two visits to the Etihad. Getting anything out of this game will be a tall order for Newcastle, though they’re unbeaten in four since the City defeat, and you’ve got to take every positive you can. Hey, here’s another: City have only kept four clean sheets at home this season. God speed, Newcastle. [Read more…]