However, a recent slump has put a few pressure on City.
“When you play against teams in the lower leagues it tends to be a lot more physical and direct so it’s something we have to deal with and I think we’ll cope”.
“Tomorrow we have a tough game against Newcastle”, he was quoted as saying by his club’s site.
Lee Ryder is the chief sports writer for the Newcastle Chronicle, and follows Newcastle from academy to first team.
“While it is painful, ups and downs and two steps forward and five back, we have to stick our course”. I think that this may just be a stretch to far though as Mancheste cIty will 100% not want to drop more points in the race for the league title. Having said this, they looked much more organised in the match against Chelsea, and it is a shame that a couple of mistakes in the second half is what cost them the win.
Manchester City will be itching to get back to winning ways in the league and reclaim top spot.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 16 matches against Newcastle in all competitions. It was so long ago that Maine Road was home and we were only a season or two back from the third tier of English football.
Magpies manager Steve McClaren on facing a top side: “We need a good performance”.
He added: “Maybe in other countries I would not have been sent off but these are the rules and I know I can not break them”.
Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley took the unusual move of apologising for the club’s bad start to the new season. “But okay, the players were a little exhausted and we can improve that this week”.
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren never lost to Manchester City in eight games against them as Middlesbrough boss and he will be hoping that this run continues. Injuries to key players is the main contributing factor to this result.
This game is already City’s, isn’t it? But this line doesn’t just seem like a plea to fans, it seems like he is also trying to convince himself to remain calm in hard situations.
Man City have won 11 of their last 13 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Is it surprising to see Newcastle struggling after their brush with relegation last season? His name is Paul Simpson and, he started his playing career with City as a schoolboy in the early 1980’s. He was loaned out, for a brief time to an Irish side, along with John Beresford (another player who would go on to play for Newcastle) before returning.