Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere is challenged by Yaya Toure of Manchester City

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Newcastle United fans have cause to be optimistic despite missed chances and another home defeat

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley's long-term plans for Newcastle United in doubt after opening game defeat

Alan Pardew has declared himself as happy as he can be with his side's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City

Siem de Jong of Newcastle United

Siem de Jong winning fitness battle to be ready for Manchester City

Siem de Jong should be fit to make his Newcastle United debut but the Loic Remy deal seems dead as he looks set to to stay at QPR

Siem de Jong of Newcastle United

Cheick Tiote and Siem de Jong need to prove their fitness before Manchester City game

Both players are lacking game time and face a fight to be ready for Newcastle United's first Premier League fixture

Jack Rodwell

Sunderland close to a £10m deal for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell

Sunderland are understood to have agreed a fee of more than £10m with Manchester City for midfielder Jack Rodwell

Connor Wickham of Sunderland celebrates scoring against Manchester City

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Sunderland pulled out all the stops last night in their clash with Manchester City and despite playing a blinder, had to settle for a draw

Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Connor Wickham to the rescue but Sunderland robbed

Connor Wickham came to the rescue last night as The Black Cats walked away from the Etihad with a well-earned point

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action

Lee Cattermole refuses to write off Sunderland chances against Manchester City

Sunderland prepare for daunting visit to the Etihad Stadium to face title chasing Manchester City

Micah Richards of Manchester City

Micah Richards would fit the bill for Newcastle United

Alan Pardew will consider a £4m summer move for Micah Richards after the former defender made it known he wants to leave Manchester City

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City tackles Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 3: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Black Cats' first half brilliance counts for nothing - but now they must gather up the positives for challenges ahead

Sad Sunderland fans at Wembley watch their side slip to defeat at the hands of Manchester City

Sunderland fans give their reaction after Black Cats' cup loss

Sunderland fans stand by their club despite their Capital One Cup final loss to Manchester City

Bernie Callaghan

Bernie Callaghan: Clubs need astute commercial leaders to survive

I'm lucky enough to be heading down to Wembley this weekend for the Cup Final between Sunderland and Manchester City. There’s going to be some high emotions at the event, whatever the result

A member of the public makes his way through high wind and heavy rain after Sunderland's match against Manchester City was postponed

Manchester City postponement won't change Gus Poyet's plans

The postponement of last night's Premier League game at Manchester City will not change plans to field fringe players in Saturday's FA Cup

Gus Poyet, Sunderland's head coach

Sunderland facing fixture congestion after Manchester City game postponed

The postponement of last night's Premier League game at Manchester City could cause a fixture pile-up for Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet

Manchester City v Sunderland preview: Gus Poyet will go for the jugular

Gus Poyet will not ‘park the bus’ at the Etihad this evening – because he knows the red and white wheels would fall off if he did

Alan Pardew during the game against Manchester City

Alan Pardew: 'We were done by referee's decision'

Alan Pardew was understandably furious when Cheick Tiote's incredible left-foot strike was ruled out by referee Mike Jones

Cheick Tiote reacts during the game against Manchester City

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Bad luck played its part yesterday, but it was another defeat for Newcastle United. That's four in a row now and the season has started to unravel just a little

Steven Taylor is shown the red card at the Etihad Stadium

Newcastle have felt Manchester City's force once, but hopefully not again

Newcastle United have already felt Manchester City's force once, and now they have an Alan Shearer-like striker bedded in

Wes Brown in action for Sunderland against Manchester City

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

The Stadium of Light has borne witness to a messiah and a revolution since August of 2010, but some things remain reassuringly constant on Wearside

Adam Johnson of Sunderland AFC

Sunderland v Manchester City Preview: Johnson's progress key to Poyet's plan

Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas previews Sunderland's match against Manchester City and wonders how Poyet will unlock Adam Johnson's potential

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