English Premiership

Magpies out to repeat City heroics

2015-02-20 13:05
John Carver (Getty Images)

London - John Carver, Newcastle's head coach, has several injury worries as the mid-table Magpies look to repeat their fine 2-0 League Cup victory at City in October.

Paul Dummett has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a knee injury sustained in the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, leaving Newcastle with just four fit senior defenders, after allowing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to complete a permanent move to Roma and Davide Santon's return on loan to his former club Inter Milan in the transfer window.

Newcastle's League Cup win earlier this season was in stark contrast to their league record against City, who will hope to record a 12th consecutive win against the Magpies, who've gone more than eight hours since last finding the net against the Eastlands outfit in the Premier League, back in December 2012.

Carver, who is also set to be without Remy Cabella, after the French midfielder strained medial ligaments, said: "We won't just go to City and park the bus. We've got to take a lot from that win at theirs earlier in the season. It was thoroughly deserved, it wasn't a freak result.

"City have got a big Champions League game coming up against Barcelona, so we don't know what changes they'll make ahead of that match, but we're determined to give a good account of ourselves and cause them a few problems."

Manchester City host Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is set for 19:30. 


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