Newcastle’s dual runs at home and in the league came to an end against Liverpool on Saturday. The lads put in a commendable effort but The Reds were just too good in a match they had to win.
The Magpies get another chance to impact the title race on Sunday at The Etihad. This could be the most difficult fixture of the campaign as Manchester City also need to win to keep Liverpool in their rearview mirror.
Newcastle’s place in the division for next season, while not mathematically confirmed, is likely wrapped up with 43 points. Some results are needed over our final three matches to maintain our top ten place in the table.
Few will peg Sunday’s fixture as an opportunity to pick up points. The final two fixtures, at home to Arsenal and at Burnley, are better candidates to add to our points tally, which remain just behind last season’s total of 45.
Sunday could mark the return of Kieran Trippier. The right-back returned to training last week and according to Eddie Howe is in with a chance should he emerge from this week’s sessions unscathed.
This match is another opportunity for Newcastle to measure themselves against one of the world’s best. Liverpool were the superior side but only managed a 1-0 win. Newcastle will try to keep it close at The Etihad with the hopes of pulling off a surprise result.
11 comments so far
May 4, 2022 at 12:09 PMComment #1
May 4, 2022 at 12:10 PMComment #2
Good afternoon too.
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
May 4, 2022 at 12:15 PMComment #3
It depends if he has a release clause or not I guess but Levekusen tend to get good money for players and he’s better than Havertz and Bailey who they sold
Yeah as much as I love Joelinton (and I was one of the few who said he would be good in midfield)
We need to see a bit more from him in terms of goal threat those Norwich goals show he has it in his locker so will be interesting to see how he goes he might end up wide left or up front when we buy more players…..
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
May 4, 2022 at 12:19 PMComment #4
Sarr is a quality player another one who guarantees goals when he is fit he’s been unlucky with injuries and then Watford just losing the plot as usual
We were mentioned on talksport as a possible destination for Zaha? What would be peoples thoughts on him?
He’s another one of those whinging wingers but he is a great player for me he’s the type of player ASM should be but falls short because he can’t be a team player Zaha used to be like that too mind you
May 4, 2022 at 12:22 PMComment #5
Sarr is a good player but once again he has injury problems so i would look elsewhere, it`s not as though we don`t have a decent choice of options going forward.
May 4, 2022 at 12:23 PMComment #6
With others taking up the slack, i think Jo can score more. Also, with better suppliers… More goals all round.
Maxi stunts our attempts with late, underhit passes. The final ball has become a riddle. When/if/where/how?
May 4, 2022 at 12:24 PMComment #7
Meaning our future moving forward
May 4, 2022 at 12:26 PMComment #8
Git FAT NA, from me.
He’s killed his career, wrong type!
Decent enough player, but screw loose!
Nit Eddie’s type, me thinks…too high maintenance!
May 4, 2022 at 12:28 PMComment #9
Jo grafts all over the field…not many have his range.
Raj of Hailsley
May 4, 2022 at 12:30 PMComment #10
Zaha would be class but too old for the type of fee he’d command, I think they’d want a minimum of £40M and he’s nearly 30 years old believe it or not.
May 4, 2022 at 12:38 PMComment #11
Zaha not for me. Never liked him since his Man U days. Thinks too much of himself and is too much of a cry baby for me. We will have better options in the summer.