Before we beat Manchester City 2-0 in the Capital One Cup in late October, we has lost eleven straight games against City in all competitions, and on Saturday we play the reigning Premier League Champions at the Etihad Stadium for a second time in just over three months.
Manuel Pellegrini – Manchester City manager
But there seems little chance that we can get anything out of the game, unless John Carver has a surprise up his sleeve, and Newcastle can play well on Saturday – especially in defense.
Certainly the players are right behind John Carver, but what we need are some decent results that can get us up to 40 points as soon as possible – and then some.
City seem to be coming into good form lately, and they had a good 4-1 win at Stoke City last Wednesday night, but they still remain 7 points behind leaders Chelsea after 25 games played – so they have every incentive to pick up 3 points against Newcastle at home on Saturday.
Newcastle are short of defenders at the moment, so the defense doesn’t take any picking – it’s basically the only players we have fit and available – Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini and Haidara.
There has to be some (serious) concerns within the club that some of those defenders could pick up injuries before the end of the season – let’s hope not.
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