Man City Newcastle live streaming today for free.Manchester City will be looking to surge back after a frustrating late goal saw their long home winning streak at the Etihad Stadium come to an end. The result from the Manchester Derby will have to spur the players on as they look to try to gain back some of the ground they have not lost to rivals Manchester United.
A six-point gap at in the middle of December is not so bad; however, if they fail to take advantage of their next three games, they could be as much as 15 points back at the turn of the New Year.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could be without Hatem Ben Arfa against Manchester City.
Midfielder Ben Arfa, who made a goal-scoring return against Fulham on Monday night after missing four games due to a hamstring problem, is a major doubt after aggravating the injury.
Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) remain on Newcastle’s long-term casualty list.
Meanwhile, Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany is a major doubt.
Kompany is struggling with a hamstring injury and has only a « two per cent » chance of being fit, according to manager Roberto Mancini.
Gareth Barry serves a one-match ban, whilst Jack Rodwell, James Milner and Micah Richards are missing.
The two teams searching for form are in stark contrast to the sides that met at the tailend last season when Manchester
City’s victory was a vital step towardstheir title triumph.
Newcastle have not got going this season and a defeat will leave them firmly embroiled in a relegation scrap.
City may have lost the Manchester derby last weekend, but few would bet against them securing all three points on Tyneside as Roberto Mancini looks for a much-needed victory to silence growing criticism of their title defence.
Newcastle United: Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; James Perch, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba
Subs: Elliot, Tavernier, Ferguson, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi
Manchester City: Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy; Javi Garcia, Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, David Silva, Sergio Aguero; Carlos Tevez
Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Sinclair, Razak, Rekik, Dzeko