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  • December 15, 2012
  • • 7:45 AM
  • • St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 49579
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Premier League Preview: Newcastle - Manchester City

Roberto Mancini's side will want to get back to winning ways after its first defeat of the season, while the host aims to end a run of five losses in its last six league games.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

NEWCASTLE
Newcastle United
Krul
Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon
Anita, Tiote
Cisse, Marveaux, Gutierrez
Ba
MANCHESTER CITY
  Manchester City
Hart
Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Kolarov
Toure, Garcia
Tevez, Silva, Milner
Aguero

Alan Pardew could be without influential midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), after he suffered a reaction after coming back from his injury in the defeat at Fulham.

Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Yohan Cabaye remain sidelined for the Magpies but winger Gabriel Obertan (toe) could return following a month out.

Vincent Kompany (groin) has missed training after limping out of last week's Manchester derby and is likely to miss the trip to St James' Park, while James Milner may return from a hamstring injury.

Gareth Barry will definitely be missing though, the England midfielder will serve a one-match ban for abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official during the Manchester derby.

Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is regaining fitness but Micah Richards (ankle) admitted this week he does not expect to return until February.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Newcastle has 10 points fewer than it did at this point last season.
  • Demba Ba (pictured) has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances at St James' Park.

  • Dan Gosling has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Manchester City.

  • Manchester City has scored six goals in its last five Premier League away matches and four of those have been netted by substitutes.

  • City is unbeaten in its last 10 Premier League away games and has kept five clean sheets in that run
  • Manchester City has won nine, lost none and drawn two of its last 11 Premier League games against Newcastle.

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1Tim KrulGoalkeeper
2Fabricio ColocciniDefender
3Davide SantonDefender
25Danny SimpsonDefender
6Mike WilliamsonDefender
14James PerchMidfielder
8Vurnon AnitaDefender
15Jonas GutierrezMidfielder
24Cheikh TioteMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
19Demba BaStriker
21Rob ElliotGoalkeeper
31Shane FergusonDefender
34James TavernierDefender
20Gael BigirimanaMidfielder
22Sylvain MarveauxMidfielder
23Shola AmeobiStriker
28Sammy AmeobiStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
8Samir NasriMidfielder
14Javi GarcíaMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
16Sergio AgüeroStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
6Joleon LescottDefender
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
44Karim RekikDefender
21Scott Sinclair Midfielder
62Abdul RazakMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker

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