Newcastle United supporters are reportedly angry with owner Mike Ashley and his management of the club. Last Sunday, the Magpies lost 2-1 to bitter rivals Sunderland. An early goal by Steven Fletcher and a late one by Fabio Borini created the damage.
Mathieu Debuchy scored in between but Newcastle were forced to leave the Stadium of Light with no point in the bag, leaving them 11th in the English Premier League. This brought further discomfort. Will Wednesday’s clash against Man City alter Newcastle’s troubles or rub salt on their wounds?
The Citizens have their own concerns as they are only seventh in the EPL. They were caught in defensive errors against Chelsea last weekend and suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat – Fernando Torres with both goals to cancel the value of Sergio Aguero’s delightful equalizer.
Wednesday’s match at St. James’ Park promises to be intense with both teams under pressure to get back on track. For the hosts especially, the Capital One Cup appears as a realistic opportunity, if not the only possibility, to win silverware this season. Expect the Magpies to put on a great fight against the billionaires of Manchester, as Ivoirian midfielder Cheick Tiote told nufcTV:
“Everyone is hurting [from the defeat against Sunderland]. We have to just keep going and I think the next game is going to be better. I think it's going to be also a tough game but we need to be ready for that.”
“We are Newcastle so we need to do everything right and try to win the next game.”
Watch Newcastle United vs Manchester City live on Wednesday, October 30, 2013:
In Canada at 15:45 ET on: beIN Sport Play Canada
In USA at 15:45 ET on: beIN Sport Play
This match will be widely broadcast in Africa via SuperSport 3 Africa, in Asia via Ten Action and on multiple channels worldwide. Visit the Newcastle-City match page for full live listings as well as live scores upon kick-off.