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Newcastle's Atsu focused on 'massive' Manchester City clash

16:07 GMT 27/12/2017
Christian Atsu - West Ham vs. Newcastle
The attacker previews their midweek fixture with the table toppers

Following their incredible away win against West Ham United on Saturday, Newcastle United are hoping to repeat such outing when they host Premier League leaders Manchester City on Wednesday.

After a streak of poor results, the Magpies returned to winning ways on with a 3-2 triumph over the Hammers at London Stadium.

“We have Man City,” winger Christian Atsu said, as reported by The Chronicle.

“We have to shift our focus. 

“It’s a massive game, so we’re concentrating on that.”

Three points over a ruthless Manchester City side could probably be Newcastle's biggest win of the season.

It is for this reason that the return to victory lane after eight defeats and one draw in their preceding nine games in all competitions is just so timely.

“We had a very difficult run,” said Atsu.

“It was nine games without a win. That was really hard and difficult for all the players, but [West Ham] showed that we’re mentally strong in every single situation and that we can also turn things around in every single situation.

“Everyone worked really hard and gave everything.

“We wanted to win, because we knew what was at stake. We fought so hard to get this win, and I’m very happy.”

Atsu was arguably Newcastle's best man in the West Ham triumph as he scored and set up another goal.