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Anita fearing City slickers

12 December 2012 18:07

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita admits the club fear a backlash when they play Manchester City on Saturday.

The Magpies will be expecting City to hit back after their last-minute defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday, while the champions were also eliminated from Europe last week.

Alan Pardew's side have failed to reach the heights of last season in the Premier League, that saw them challenge for a top-four spot and they currently sit 14th in the table.

Anita told The Sun: "I expect them to be aggressive because they don't want United to pull away at the top. But we must look at ourselves and bring our A-game."

The Magpies go to Manchester United on Boxing Day and face Arsenal at home on December 29, still without a win away from St James' Park this season and Anita is eyeing a swift improvement on the road.

"Of course we are worried about our away form," he added.

"But we must keep our faith and work hard. It will come if we do that."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
15 December 2012
Game week
17
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
St. James' Park (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Attendance
49579

Goals

0 - 1
10' S. Agüero
 (assist by S. Nasri)
0 - 2
39' Javi García
 (assist by David Silva)
D. Ba 51'
(assist by F. Coloccini) 
1 - 2
1 - 3
78' Y. Touré
 (assist by P. Zabaleta)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
2
5 27'
14 55'
6 15'
3
18
24
8
19 51'
9
Coach: A. Pardew
# Player Bookings
1
28 55'
22
5
33
8
14 39'
21
42 78'
32
16 10' 37'
Coach: R. Mancini

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
22
23
31
20
21
28
34
# Player Bookings
13
10
6
11
30
62
44

Saturday 20 September

Friday 19 September

23:17
23:13
22:42
22:42
22:20
21:48
21:17
21:09
20:47
19:51
19:48
19:21
19:18
18:58
18:53
18:51
18:33
18:25
18:13
17:38
17:16
17:10
16:51
16:51
16:43
16:37
16:16
16:01
15:53
15:32
15:08
15:00
14:44
14:09
13:58
13:17
13:15
13:02
12:45
12:30
12:11
11:56
11:10
10:34
10:19
10:15
09:57
09:49
09:18
08:09
07:28
06:51
06:20
06:09
05:21
05:14
04:39
04:22
04:10
03:27
02:34
02:31
02:04
01:23
00:59
00:59
00:42

Thursday 18 September

23:52
23:29
23:29
23:08
22:56
22:20
20:59
20:58
20:52
19:09
18:57
18:53
18:41
18:37
18:30
18:14
18:13
18:07
17:55
17:46
17:46
17:20
17:15
16:59
16:44
16:38
16:37
16:36
16:35
16:25
14:55
14:36
14:14
14:13
14:12
14:10
14:05
13:42
13:23
13:00
12:43
12:41
12:28
12:27
12:07
12:01
11:38
11:23
11:01
11:00
10:45
10:33
10:22
10:17
09:59
09:46
09:38
08:00
07:08
06:58
06:12
05:31
05:20
04:52
04:48
04:03
03:29
03:27
03:14
02:59
02:33
01:16
00:25
00:24
00:19
00:07
00:04
00:00

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +9 12
2 4 +3 10
3 4 +3 9
4 4 +5 7
5 4 +3 7
6 4 +2 7
7 4 +1 6
8 4 +1 6
9 4 +3 5
10 4 +0 5
11 4 -1 5
12 4 -1 5
13 4 -1 4
14 4 -1 4
15 4 -1 3
16 4 -8 3
17 4 -3 2
18 4 -3 2
19 4 -5 2
20 4 -6 2

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