As expected, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side from the team that beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in mid-week, for this afternoon’s huge game against Manchester City.
We expect Alan Pardew to play both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse up front, in something like a 4-4-2 formation, as last Wednesday they were a handful for the Chelsea defense.
Let’s hope our lads can bring home the bacon today with a fantastic 3 points.
The subs bench is also unchanged from Wednesday night, and Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux, who have just returned form injury, are both subs this afternoon.
Manchester City are also unchanged from the side that beat Manchester United 1-0 last time out. and former Newcastle winger James Milner is on the bench.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon: Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi
Manchester City: Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (c), Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy; Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure; Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez, David Silva; Sergio Aguero
Substitutes: Costel Pantilimon, Micah Richards, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nigel De Jong, James Milner, Adam Johnson, Edin Dzeko