Manchester City to Consign Newcastle United to another big lossPublished April 19, 2016
The Magpies have lost the last 12 Premier League meetings between the sides by an aggregate 38-6 score.
This is a big game for two teams at the opposite ends of the league table. Newcastle are desperately trying to claw their way out of the relegation zone, and Manchester City are trying to secure their Champions League future and attain as high a position as possible as manager Manuel Pellegrini leaves his position at the end of the season.
Both teams had very good results at the weekend with resurgent City thumping Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 0-3 and a Sergio Aguero hat-trick. The Magpies beat Swansea City 3-0 on Saturday, just hours after Sunderland had defeated 17th-placed Norwich City by the same scoreline to bring the three clubs within three points of each other, with the north-east rivals holding a match in hand over the Canaries.
Only now in the final weeks of the season are City starting to show the quality that made them champions two seasons ago and runners-up last term, scoring nine goals in three Premier League matches and only conceding one. Ominously for the Geordies, City won their last two away games 0-3 and 0-4 against Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth respectively.
Last weekend’s win was only Newcastle’s first in the league since the beginning of February and Rafael Benitez’s arrival doesn’t seem to have had much of an effect on their league position.
The record of recent results between these two teams will not give Benitez much optimism, with the Magpies losing the last 12 Premier League meetings between the sides by an aggregate 38-6 score.