Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Newcastle United’s dreams of silverware were extinguished again last night after a spirited but fruitless performance against Manchester City

Newcastle United given a tough start against Manchester City

GIVEN the strife, intrigue and downright farce of this week at St James’ Park, the return of Premier League football will come as some sort of blessed relief to Newcastle United fans.

Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

Alan Pardew does not have to look too far for a reminder these are dangerous, crazy days to be near the foot of the Premier League table

Yohan Cabaye left deep in thought after City defeat

YOHAN Cabaye candidly admitted Newcastle United played with the “wrong mentality” at Manchester City – and blasted his team-mates for playing too deep, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

Pardew: Manchester City win would be the perfect platform

ALAN Pardew has challenged his players to give themselves a perfect platform for the next stage of their European adventure by winning at Manchester City today.

Robbie Clarkson gives his dream job a kick start

Soccer and statistics are the new focus for a former North East lecturer and footballer who has netted a top job with Manchester City.

City-style investment wouldn’t be blocked by NUFC boss says Llambias

MIKE Ashley will sell Newcastle United if a prospective owner is willing to replicate Sheikh Mansour’s impact at Manchester City.

Martin O'Neill can't hide his joy after beating Manchester City

MARTIN O’Neill last night described Sunderland’s win over Manchester City as his side’s best performance of the season.

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

MARTIN O’Neill’s Sunderland turned up yesterday and in doing so inflicted a deserved and quite wonderful defeat on the Premier League champions.

Tiote versus Toure: Clash of the midfield generals

MIDFIELD generals may play a large part in today’s Premier League battle between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Adam Johnson can see a similarity with Manchester City

ADAM Johnson has compared the current rebuilding job at Sunderland to the £1billion makeover of Manchester City.

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

FOR about 15 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Stéphane Sessègnon of last season showed up.

Adam Johnson warns stars of next generation

ADAM Johnson has warned England’s most promising youngsters signing for clubs like Manchester City can seriously harm their international health.

Sunderland AFC preparing double transfer swoop

SUNDERLAND have made an approach to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti on a season-long loan – and they plan to pair him with Steven Fletcher in a new-look Black Cats forward line.

Roberto Mancini weighs up bid for Stephane Sessegnon

ROBERTO Mancini has identified Sunderland’s star man Stéphane Sessègnon as a possible replacement for Samir Nasri if Manchester City allow the France international to leave this summer.

Sunderland enquire about Adam Johnson

SUNDERLAND have asked Manchester City about Adam Johnson’s availability this summer – as Martin O’Neill offers Ji Dong-won assurances on his future.

Newcastle can live with City - and fans can help side win

ALAN Pardew feels his Newcastle United side go into their Champions League weekend of destiny as the equals of Manchester City – and that is the biggest compliment he can pay his stars after their "meteoric" five months.

Pardew never expected his Magpies to fly this high

Newcastle United are on the brink of something special but Manchester City await in a mouthwatering St James’ Park clash.

Alan Pardew offers lofty praise of new hero Perch

ALAN Pardew has hailed the unflappable James Perch – as he prepares to hand him the task of shackling Manchester City’s blue chip forward line, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

Manchester City deserve the title says Alan Pardew

MANCHESTER CITY "deserve" to be Premier League champions, says Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

Tim Krul: Let's get ready to crumble Manchester City

TIM Krul has promised title favourites Manchester City an atmosphere to make them “crumble” on Sunday – as Tyneside gears up for Newcastle United’s biggest game since the Sir Bobby Robson era.

Manchester City clash the biggest yet: Cheick Tiote

CHEICK Tioté believes Sunday’s crunch clash with Manchester City is the biggest of his Newcastle career.

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 3

FUNNY thing, belief. If it were possible to mine it, bottle it and put it on sale to the highest bidder even the eye-watering wealth of Manchester City's munificent benefactor Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan might be under threat

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 3

Manchester City dropped two potentially vital points in the Barclays Premier League title race despite a rousing late fightback against Sunderland.

Time called on football clubs' ‘improper transactions’

A COUNCIL of Europe committee has called on Uefa to outlaw “improper transactions” like the sponsorship deal which saw Manchester City’s stadium renamed.

Cumbrians keen to sign up Noble

CARLISLE United will look to make Liam Noble their second signing of the transfer window after making Chris Chantler’s loan from Manchester City permanent.

Yohan Cabaye looking to slay giants Manchester United

THE last five days have been a reminder of why the Premier League is so loved around the world – Manchester United humbled by Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland beating Manchester City, Chelsea shocked by Aston Villa.

Lee Cattermole plays lead role in Wearside revival

LEE Cattermole’s honesty is as unflinching as his playing style – so it is no surprise he tackles the elephant in the room with the same ferocity he did Manchester City’s millionaires last weekend.

Martin O'Neill salutes historic Sunderland victory

MARTIN O'Neill saluted yesterday's “extraordinary” win over Manchester City, but it will be a tall order for Sunderland to repeat their heroics at Wigan Athletic tomorrow.

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

THERE may have been times this season when Ellis Short was wondering if he had been sold a pup, so it was a pity he was not at the Stadium of Light yesterday to witness just what Niall Quinn had promised him.

Martin O'Neill criticises Premier League over fixtures

MARTIN O’Neill has criticised the Premier League for making his team play twice in three days, but refuses to use it as an excuse if they fail to perform against Manchester City or Wigan Athletic.

Chris Chantler loan move deal for Carlisle United

CARLISLE expect to tie up a loan deal for Manchester City youngster Chris Chantler before today’s deadline.

Pardew: Players won't be affected by renaming

ALAN Pardew knows better than to say the re-naming of St James’ Park doesn’t matter – but when it comes to Newcastle United tilting for a 12th unbeaten game at Manchester City, the controversial move really doesn’t register.

Danny Simpson insists NUFC will be ready for Manchester City game

DANNY Simpson insists off-field distractions will not puncture the momentum or unity of Newcastle United as they travel to table-topping Manchester City convinced they can spring a surprise.

Curzon Ashton 2 Durham City 0

DURHAM City's league winning streak came to an end at the weekend as the Citizens went down 2-0 at title-chasing Curzon Ashton.

John Carver blasts Newcastle United's 'disrespectful' critics

JOHN Carver has hit out at “disrespectful” suggestions Newcastle United will face their first major test of the season when they take on Premier League leaders Manchester City after the international hiatus.

NUFC boss Pardew desperate to be unbeaten

ALAN Pardew is desperate for Newcastle United to enter the third international break of the season unbeaten – so they can have a real crack at Manchester City’s mean machine later this month.

Goole AFC 2 Durham City 3

DURHAM City booked their place in the second qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy - but Citizens' boss Dickie Ord admits they did it the hard way.

Carlisle bring in Man City youngster Helan

MANCHESTER City youngster Jeremy Helan is in line to make his Carlisle United debut at Huish Park today.

Hands-on role for Ellis Short in SAFC reshuffle

NIALL Quinn wrote in his autobiography nine years ago: “I learned my trade at Arsenal, became a footballer at Manchester City, but Sunderland got under my skin.

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