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City v Newcastle: Need to know preview

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Need to know

Match: City (2nd in Premier League) v Newcastle (19th in Premier League)

Competition: Premier League

Date and time: Saturday 3 October, 3pm (BST)

Referee: Kevin Friend

Last time: City 5-0 Newcastle, 21 February 2015

Music Montage

Head to head record 

Matches 173, City wins 64, draws 38, Newcastle wins 71

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester

Form

City - WLLWLW

Newcastle - WLLLLD

Ticket info: Available here.

Key quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: “Tomorrow we have a tough game against Newcastle. They played very well against Chelsea and here in Manchester against United. We know we are going to have eight or nine players defending so we have to create the space.”

Pablo Zabaleta: “I’m very surprised to see Newcastle where they are because of the experience they had towards the end of last season. After that situation, you expect to bring in new players - which has happened - but the results haven’t been good so far, though there was a definite improvement against Chelsea last weekend."

Daryl Janmaat: ""Hopefully the result and performance against Chelsea has answered a few questions. If we play like we did against them, I don't think anyone would be wanting to play us, including City."

Georginio Wijnaldum: "“Every game in the Premier League is tough. Even when you play teams that aren’t in the first 10. That’s football here. So you can lose any game, but win any game - including City. You always have a big chance to win, even against the big teams.”

Team news

Out (City): Clichy, Delph, Kompany, Nasri, Toure.

Out (Newcastle): Taylor, Haidara, Dummett, Riviere

Further reading

Talking Points: Sagna or Zabaleta?

Supporter info

Pablo Zabaleta preview

Team News

Pellegrini press conference

Opposition View


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