Preview: Newcastle United vs. Manchester City

Newcastle United are set to face Manchester City in England’s League Cup on September 27.

Meeting once again after their recent Premier League encounter, which saw Manchester City claim a 1-0 victory, both Newcastle United and Manchester City come into this game with confidence. Following their triumph over Sheffield United just last Sunday, Newcastle United have extended their undefeated run to three games and maintained three straight clean sheets.

On the other hand, Manchester City are also in high spirits with an impressive string of 8 consecutive wins against teams such as Nottingham Forest, Crvena Zvezda, West Ham United, and more.

Performance Overview

Last time out, Newcastle United secured a win against Sheffield United, while Manchester City continue their remarkable form, having beaten teams like Nottingham Forest, Crvena Zvezda, and West Ham United, among others, in their last eight outings. Out of their past 20 games, Newcastle has celebrated victory 10 times, faced 4 defeats, and had 6 draws, whereas Manchester City emerged victorious in 16 games, lost twice, and drew in 2.

Recent Results

Newcastle United:

Out of their last 6 matches, Newcastle celebrated victories against Sheffield United and Brentford, fell to Brighton, Liverpool, and Manchester City, and shared points with AC Milan in a goalless draw.

Manchester City:

In their latest 6 games, Manchester City have dominated, registering wins against teams like Nottingham Forest, Crvena Zvezda, West Ham United, and Fulham, to name a few.

Squad Updates

Newcastle United:

Key players for Newcastle, including Harvey Barnes, Joelinton, and Joe Willock, are sidelined due to injuries, posing a challenge for manager Eddie Howe.

Manchester City:

City’s head coach, Pep Guardiola, has a few concerns regarding player fitness. Key players like John Stones, Zack Steffen, and Kevin De Bruyne will be missing from the squad list due to their respective injuries.

Previous Meetings

The two teams have locked horns 6 times since May 2021. Out of these, Manchester City clinched victory 5 times, with one match ending in a draw. Their latest encounter in the Premier League on August 20, 2023, saw Manchester City edge out Newcastle 1-0. Across these meetings, Newcastle has netted 6 times, while City boasts a tally of 19 goals.

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