This Manchester City side are likely to beat the record points total for one season in the Premier League by next May.
They are halfway through the season and have 55 points – just 2 points short of perfect.
The record points total for the Premier League is 95 by the Jose Mourinho managed Chelsea side of 2004–2005 – only 19 points dropped in 38 games.
City will need only 41 points in their final 19 games to beat that total.
Newcastle fans are not sure what to think about tonight although about one in four fans in our poll think we can win this game – if that happens some of us will launch ourselves into orbit.
Rafa Benitez – what will his game plan be?
So it’s a strange mixture of excitement and terror from Newcastle fans as Graham Crosby has aptly tweeted.
Strange mixture of excitement and terror as this game gets closer. Work hard, stay together & stay with them, lads. #nufc
— Kind of a big deal (@grahamcrosby) December 27, 2017
Can’t see enything other than a #NUFC win tonight.
— Andrew Colwell (@Colly1892) December 27, 2017
I know i am dreaming, but i have done a scorecast…. Joselu to score first and Toon to win 2-1…… cant understand why it is 220/1? #NUFC
— Joe Swanson (@chinboyjoe) December 27, 2017
No way will it be an easy ride against Manchester City tonight but with the buzz from Westham win i feel pretty positive??#NUFC
— Lauren!? (@laurenRichard56) December 27, 2017
It’s a free hit tonight, expecting a walloping but could get something if we give it a go. #NUFC
— Archie (@gazzaarchie1987) December 27, 2017
Liam’s just kidding isn’t he??
Bookies believe we have the same chance of winning 1-0 as Man City have of winning 6-0, both at 40/1.
Tough game for us like, they’re one of the best teams in Europe on current form.
Buttttt, I think we’ll just edge it 4-0.
Joselu, he might score 1, he might score 2. #NUFC
— Liam McRoy (@liam_mcroy) December 27, 2017
Had a funny feeling for weeks about tonight’s match. Laugh all you want, HOWAY. #NUFC
— Dale Phair (@Dalephair) December 27, 2017
For what it’s worth, I’d go 4-1-4-1 tonight with Mbemba coming in for Joselu in a DM role to screen the back four and break up City’s possession around the box #nufc
— Toonarmist (@NUFC_Scotty) December 27, 2017
Excitement and terror – explained below.
It’ll either be 0-6 or a miraculous home win tonight…#nufc
— Rob Gooding (@RGooding92) December 27, 2017
Morning Rich morning all, well I’m sober enough to start tweeting again. Hope all the toonies are fit & well. Tough match tonight? But I think we can stop the city, so it’s a 2-1 for me. ? #NUFC #HWTL ? ?
— Jason H White?? (@jason17jhw) December 27, 2017
i have a good feeling about tonight’s match. #NUFC
— Esther ?? NUFC (@NUFC_fan) December 27, 2017
Fear the lack of pace on the left be it Manquillo or Dummett will be exploited tonight. Looking forward to testing ourselves against the best #nufc
— Daniel (@Stewy_90) December 27, 2017
— Sam Marrion (@SamMarrion) December 27, 2017
Tonight's match is a freebie. Let's just keep it respectable, avoid injuries and have a good time. Because it's not just Man City, it's THIS Man City.#NUFC
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) December 27, 2017
Howay The Lads!!