Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul believes luck was on Manchester City's side in their 2-0 win at St James' Park on Monday.The win could prove crucial for City who are now only three points away from the title with a home game against relegation-threatened QPR to come.
A Yaya Toure brace put Manchester City on the verge of their first league title in 44 years, with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.City were on top throughout but had to fend off multiple dangerous Newcastle counter-attacks, with Joe Hart denying Hatem Ben Arfa in the first half.
Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has fired a warning shot to Manchester City by boasting that his side will bring City's title bid to a halt.The two sides meet on Sunday at the Sports Direct Arena, with Roberto Mancini’s men looking to secure their position at the top of the Premier League with a win, while Alan Pardew's side are still pushing for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said they will have an edge over Manchester City in the sides' crucial Premier League clash on Sunday.Pardew said the Sports Direct Arena crowd can inspire his team to victory against the side that inflicted their first defeat of the season upon them in November.
Manchester City head to Sports Direct Arena on Sunday with the Premier League title on the line as well as Newcastle's European ambitions.City manager Roberto Mancini was in the stands at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to watch Newcastle's Papiss Cisse's stunning pair of strikes dismantle Chelsea 2-0, pulling them level on points with Tottenham.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says his team are still 'outsiders' to finish in the top four because of their tough last two matches.Pardew's men have won seven of their last eight outings to sit just a point behind third-placed Arsenal.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims his side's match against Newcastle United will be more difficult than Monday's derby.City claimed a narrow 1-0 victory against cross-town rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in a fixture billed as a potential title decider.
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