Newcastle will attempt to break their Premier League duck at the Etihad as they travel to Manchester on Saturday. However, after City’s defeat at Anfield on Sunday, Newcastle will have their work cut out.
Last time out at the Etihad: Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle
Newcastle will hope not repeat their poor performance of back in 2015. Despite taking the lead through an Aleksandar Mitrovic header, United were thrashed by a rampant Manchester City side.
With Sergio Aguero netting five on a day which would become a regular feature of Steve McClaren’s reign of terror on Tyneside.
This Time Around
Newcastle will certainly have their work cut out on Saturday evening. Liverpool narrowly beat City on Sunday afternoon and Newcastle will certainly be expecting a backlash.
Furthermore, particular focus must be made to United’s tactics on Saturday. Rafa Benitez faced plenty of criticism from various pundits after the result in December.
However, Newcastle take an unbeaten record in 2018 to the Etihad despite a disappointing result at the weekend. This game may emphasize how disappointing the result against Swansea was.
Fabian Delph will be missing for the home side. Rafa Benitez has not disclosed information on the fitness of Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic who were out against Swansea.
Game and Travel Information
At the time of writing, there are no notable travel problems on route to Manchester however for more information click here.
In terms of pubs there are not many options for away fans however ‘The Stanley’ appears to be the best option for away fans who let small numbers in.
Inside the ground, it is £4 a pint and £2.50 for a half. For more information on pubs click here. The price of the official club programme is £3 which is available all around the ground
If you’re not travelling to the game, it is live on BT Sport as the late evening game with kick off at 5:30.
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