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How Will Newcastle Fare At Manchester City – Can We Get Our First League Win There In 23 Years?

The hardest fixture in the Premier League is a trip to meet Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

And after Manchester City’s triple last season, they won the Premier League – they have won five of the last six PLs, the FA Cup, and the Champions League – they are undoubtedly right now the best team in the world.

So it will be a tough trip for our lads tomorrow when we will kick off the game at 8:00pm.

Here are some facts from the BBC on our record at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City have lost just one of their last 31 Premier League games against Newcastle (W25 D5), going down 2-1 at St. James’ Park in January 2019.

Newcastle have never won in 18 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium (D2 L16), with their last away league win against Man City at Maine Road in September 2000.

It’s the most any team has played at a specific venue without ever winning in Premier League history.

So what better way to motivate the boys than for Eddie Howe to point this stat out.

Newcastle are in form and we are determined to show the rest of the Premier League we are a team to be reckoned with – right now.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Manchester City?

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Howay The Bonnie Lads!!

223 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Gone for a win!

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Eddie Howe on Alex Isak:

    “I think he’s coped with the move really well, especially when you consider he had an injury early on which was a hugely frustrating period for him. Sometimes the price tag can weigh heavy but I don’t get that feeling with Alex – he’s taken it all in his stride.

    He’s performing really well, and he has done through pre-season so I’m hopeful he’ll have a great season.”

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Eddie Howe on injuries:

    “I don’t think we have anyone returning from injury but the majority of the squad are in a good place.”

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Eddie Howe on Jurgen Klopp’s recent comments on #NUFC:

    “I think the (technical area) rules do impact us slightly more than other teams just because of the way we work historically. I thought we dovetailed quite well last week — it wasn’t too bad. The design from us isn’t to annoy people, it’s just to win.”

    #NUFCFans #Newcastle

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Hall apparently on Tyneside taking medical

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Mund…No matter what he’s asked, Eddie always has a calm and classy answer. Couldn’t be more impressed with him as manager and he’s showing up so many others, on so many different levels.

  • DONK

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Me too Ibiza!

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Manager who has won a trophy with a national team (and could win B2B trophies as of tomorrow afternoon) > Manager who bottled a final, and who’s only experience prior to that was effectively ruining boro.

    The manager in charge of the women’s team is better than the manager of the men’s team, gender/sex aside.

    It’ll never happen, which I pointed out yesterday – because (older?) people will lose their tiny minds over it, and I don’t think high level male players are ready to take instructions from a woman.

    But based on credentials, one manager stands out above the other, and it isn’t the bloke (despite his waxa waistcoats).

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9


    He is fantastic isn’t he mate

    Not only do I feel lucky and humble for what we have with the new owners, I also feel so lucky to have Eddie Howe at the helm. Honestly the man can walk on water for me as he is simply brilliant. I completely believe he is the best manager in the league and one of the best in the world. That has to be proven for others but that’s how I feel.

    Like you say I love the professionalism from him and so calm and respectful in his answers. We have a true gent at the helm but one who is so so talented.

    I still see pundits saying he will be replaced in the long run but they have no idea that Eddie will conquer all

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Genuinely think we can get a win tomorrow. Man City haven’t looked their usual imposing self against Sevilla the other night, or in their opening game against Burnley.

    It’s a great time to play them at their place. They aren’t up to speed yet with momentum on their side, few injuries and we’re riding high after an amazing win. Get stuck into them, keep the intensity going and we should create a good number of chances. Also think our midfield should edge theirs.

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Isak has that air of Ibra about him without the outward wall of arrogance. He knows how good he is, and doesn’t worry about anything else other than playing the game.

    I never get the impression he’s trying to impress anyone, he just plays the game and he’s really, really good at it.

  • Ty21

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Didn’t watch Hall’s game much, but he was one of the better Chelsea player during Newcastle last game of the season vs Chelsea.

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Keith Downie
    Newcastle have agreed a fee with Chelsea for Lewis Hall
    £28m + £7m in performance related add-ons
    The deal is a loan with an obligation to buy (deferred payment due to FFP restrictions).
    Hall will be in the North East for a medical later today #NUFC

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14


    You can always rely on Keith Downie! He never says owt until it’s real. Now I will get excited!

    You have to think if we’re doing loan first that he’s going to be getting game time, which makes me wonder what the plan is for the rest of defence. I can’t see Burn being dropped and moved to back up LCB, so where does that leave Targett? It’ll be a shame if he goes as he’s never put a foot wrong, and got shafted by injuries last season.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #15

    TDS……I think we agree that this discussion is totally unnecessary at this moment in time which was my main point ….
    Why can’t the women’s team manager just be respected and congratulated for the wonderful achievement of guiding the girls to a first ever final which hopefully we win ….It’s totally inappropriate to start linking her to the men’s game right now and I’m sure she would agree ..
    She needs to focus on her current role and not getting embroiled in a discussion about the men’s game ….

  • AncientC

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Man City didn’t look great against Sevilla. They are going to miss Gundogan and Mahrez. Haaland will suffer this season. They are not going to play a promoted, gung-ho side like Burnley every week.

    3 points from the next two games doesn’t seem a stretch.

    If Man City win… it will be by slim margins.

    Liverpool looked one-dimensional against Chelsea. It looks like Liverpool are going to squander possession this season to play counter-attacking football. And against Chelsea, it was give the ball to Salah every time. Even Chelsea’s stitched together team figured out Liverpool’s singular game plan in the 2nd half.

  • Davies

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #17


    I’ve been a member of your blog since hte Allerdyce days, but I never comment anymore. It gets a bit hostile/petty at times.

    Just wanted to say that you’re a legend and a trooper. It make me sad to know what you’e going through, but also really happy to see you still posting these wonderful blogs.

    Thanks for everything, mate. Keep on keeping on.

    I’ll keep reading.

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Where the hell did the latest post go? 😀

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19


  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #20

    Keith Downie
    Eddie Howe on ‘TABLE FOR TONALI’ in Wetherspoons
    “He was in there for something to eat I think. A very innocent situation. He’s settled in really well & built friendships. I’m not sure how Matt Ritchie has got the blame — poor Matty! I’m not sure he booked it for him.” #NUFC

  • Mund

    Aug 18, 2023 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Fabrizio Romano

    Lewis Hall to Newcastle, here we go! Loan deal with mandatory buy option clause — medical booked later today #NUFC

    Total package worth £35m add-ons included. “This is gonna be our final signing”, Howe announced.

    Hall leaves after signing new deal at #CFC few days ago.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Well, the Pug got his hosepipe. I was hoping for a hosepipe ban…. then it started raining. Doctor sticking down my mouth was called…. drum roll…. Jester!

    Sorry, I had to state the obvious joke. Still, nothing to be found. so no complaints from me.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #23

    3 -0 to the Toon tomorrow.

  • jimiley

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Tino and Lewis will turn out to be the best fullback pairing in Toon history.
    Popey is the best keeper.
    Pearce has tipped us to win the league. We are not favourites but 16 to 1 is a steal.
    This team is our best ever.
    How many from 96/97 get in this team?
    For me only Albert Shearer and Ginola for Miggy.
    The problem is the other teams are much better.
    With luck Pearce is right we can win it. We need a fast centre back . Also I hope we do not focus too much CL. If we focus on league we can win it

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #25


    Did you have them sedate you or did you think you could handle the spray only to realise what a terrible mistake you’d made? I’ve had the camera down a few times, the first time I thought I’d be OK – traumatising. Second I was sedated but it didn’t kick in until they’d already started – less traumatising.

    Glad everything was OK though.

  • lesh

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #26

    How many different reports do we need to see to confirm that we may hear of a signing soon?

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #27
  • JohnJ

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #28

    Not another deJong
    Aug 18, 2023 at 6:35 AM
    Comment #344 (Previous thread)

    Which is worse, the stairs at SJP or reaching the toilets at Weatherspoons?

    You should invest in a radar key for downstairs toilets at Wetherspoons! Well worth spending a few pennies on eBay – Some of the stairs at their locations can be very cruel.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Regarding women managing men’s teams, my view is there’s no point in crying over milk that could hypothetically spill otherwise we might as well sit around discussing and being outraged whether or not hamsters should be allowed to play for England. Which I’m all for providing they’re born here.

  • lesh

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #30

    Pug, Dazzler

    Being conscious has an upside in that you can see what’s going on inside!

  • Romford mag

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    It seems we are building a exciting young team !

    Bodes well for the future and the present !

    Be very happy with the Lewis hall signing ( if it happens)

    Supported Newcastle from an early age and his dad is from the N.E !


  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    ZG, only if they pass the “pace” test hamsters. 😉

  • lesh

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33


    What’s a radar key, do all ‘spoons pubs have loos at ground level, some being key activated?

    Just asking ‘cos there.may come a time…


  • geordie157

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #34

    I see a lot of people suspect Murphy had something to do with Tonali in Wetherspoons

  • Toon Fans Good

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Shearer Ferdinand Asprilla Ginola for me get in. Maybe Rob Lee? Gillespie?

  • dazzler

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36


    No, hamsters should never play for England. Footballers aren’t the brightest bunch as a rule and they might see the furry little bloke in his little ball, get confused and boot him top bins.

  • Toon Fans Good

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37

    Do they eat hamsters in China aswell?

  • Mickey G

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Good morning all.
    I think we will see a much improved Man City tomorrow. They will raise their game against us because Pep knows, this season we will be their biggest rivals.
    It as the makings of a fantastic game and without sounding like a fence sitter , I’m going for a 2-2.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 18, 2023 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #40

    If no CB signing, perhaps Livramento can offer additional cover at RCB? He can play there according to Transfermarkt.

    Backup options of Burn, Lascelles, Livramento, Dummett, Murphy and perhaps Krafth?

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