Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Venue: St. James’ Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Date & Time: January 12, 2014 7:35 PM IST
Referee: M. Jones
Manchester City will try to clinch the top spot of Premier League with a victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have an exceptional record against Saturday’s rivals, they faced last defeat to Alan Pardew’s men in 2005 when Michael Owen netted the lone goal of game to give Newcastle a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.
Man City are riding on the wave of five-game unbeaten streak, they have won four and drawn one of their last five games in all competitions. Their most recent success was 6-0 win over struggling West Ham at Etihad Stadium on Thursday in first leg of Capital One Cup semi-final.
Newcastle are seeking a first win in 2014, they faced 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich in their New Year Day’s EPL fixture and then beaten by Cardiff City 2-1 last weekend at St. James’ Park the third round of the FA Cup.