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City Without Under-Fire Hart (What A Shame)

30 Oct 2013 12:35:23

City Without Under-Fire Hart (What A Shame)

Under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart is expected to sit out as Manchester City travel to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.

The England international is under yet more scrutiny after a mix-up between himself and defender Matija Nastasic led to Chelsea's late winner in Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

It was the latest of a series of errors to have blighted the 26-year-old's performances for club and country over the past year.

It would not be unusual in itself if Hart were to be replaced by Costel Pantilimon for the fourth-round tie at St James' Park, as the Romanian has often been preferred for cup fixtures in the past two seasons.

But given the increased speculation over Hart's position - after previous mistakes against Scotland, Cardiff, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich this season - the match could give him the opportunity to stake a claim for a regular place.

Pantilimon, also 26, has not played in the Premier League since joining City from Timisoara in the summer of 2011 as replacement for Shay Given.

Newcastle defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor will miss the match.

Coloccini is close to fitness after a groin problem, while Taylor is still recovering from a hamstring complaint, but Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is available again following his one-match suspension.

Manager Alan Pardew has promised to make minor alterations in midfield and attack as he assesses the claims of those who have struggled for game time in recent weeks.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make changes for his side's Capital One Cup fourth-round trip to Newcastle on Wednesday.

Number two goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, as in the previous round, is expected to replace Joe Hart and there has been speculation the game could be the start of an extended run for the Romanian.

Captain Vincent Kompany (groin) remains a fitness concern after three games out, but midfielder Jack Rodwell is likely to be in contention after hamstring problems. Youngster Marcos Lopes, who starred against Wigan in round three, is out injured.

Newcastle team (from): Krul, Elliot, Debuchy, Williamson, Good, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Dummett, Tiote, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Bigirimana, Obertan, Vuckic, Cisse, Remy, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi.

Man City team (from): Pantilimon, Hart, Wright, Zabaleta, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, Boyata, Demichelis, Garcia, Kolarov, Clichy, Navas, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Toure, Fernandinho, Aguero, Negredo, Dzeko, Jovetic, Lopes.

2012/13 NEWCASTLE UTD 1 MAN CITY 3

NEWCASTLE: 1. Tim Krul 5. Danny Simpson 82' 6. Mike Williamson 2. Fabricio Coloccini 3. Davide Santon 14. James Perch 24. Cheick Tiote 74' 8. Vurnon Anita 18. Jonas Gutierrez 9. Papiss Cisse 79' 19. Demba Ba Subs: 21. Rob Elliot 20. Gael Bigirimana 22. Sylvain Marveaux 74' 23. Shola Ameobi 79' 28. Sammy Ameobi 31. Shane Ferguson 82' 34. James Tavernier

MAN CITY: 1. Joe Hart 5. Pablo Zabaleta 33. Matija Nastasic 28. Kolo Toure 22. Gael Clichy 21. David Silva 14. Javi Garcia 42. Yaya Toure 8. Samir Nasri 37' 16. Sergio Aguero 32. Carlos Tevez 79' Subs: 30. Costel Pantilimon 6. Joleon Lescott 79' 10. Edin Dzeko 72' 11. Scott Sinclair 13. Aleksandar Kolarov 72' 44. Karim Rekik 62. Abdul Razak

Yaya Toure helped Manchester City stay in touch with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United by sealing a hard-fought win at Newcastle.

The reigning champions looked to be coasting to victory at St James' Park after Sergio Aguero and Garcia gave them a 2-0 lead before the break.

However, the Magpies launched a concerted fightback after Demba Ba dragged them back into the game with a 51st-minute header, his 11th goal of the season.

Papiss Cisse came agonisingly close to rescuing a point in front of a raucous crowd of 49,579, but the visitors - who did not have striker Mario Balotelli among their ranks after manager Roberto Mancini left him out of the 18 - eased over the line when Toure restored their two-goal advantage 12 minutes from time.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was left to reflect upon a sixth defeat in seven league matches, but buoyed by a performance of real character against a team which at times threatened to rip them apart.

Deprived of the threat of mercurial Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, Pardew beefed up his midfield by introducing the more defensively-minded James Perch.

The Magpies enjoyed the better of the possession in the first 10 minutes and might have been ahead had Joe Hart not got down smartly to turn away Cisse's early half-volley from Cheick Tiote's cross.

However, roused from their slumbers, City responded to assume the appearance of a team assembled on a budget of hundreds of millions of pounds playing against another assembled on a budget.

The pace and movement of Samir Nasri, David Silva, Carlos Tevez and Aguero, coupled with the vision of the imperious Toure, was simply too much for Newcastle to handle at times and had it not been for the efforts of goalkeeper Tim Krul and some less than effective finishing, the game could have been out of their reach long before the half-time whistle sounded.

City took the lead in breathtakingly simple, but magnificently constructed style with 10 minutes gone when a Toure pass split the home defence and Nasri unselfishly squared for Aguero to slide the ball into the empty net.

In an instant, the flow of the game had changed and Pardew's men found themselves chasing shadows.

Tevez was denied a second three minutes later by Krul's point-blank save and Nasri fired against the foot of the post after 20 minutes before Mike Williamson blocked Aguero's follow-up on the line.

Newcastle rallied with Williamson forcing another good save from Hart with a left-foot volley after central defensive partner Fabricio Coloccini had headed upfield, before Cisse fired over from long range 13 minutes before the break.

City doubled their lead with six minutes of the half remaining. This time, City adopted a far more prosaic approach as Javi Garcia met Silva's left-wing corner with a header which full-back Davide Santon perhaps should have cleared at the far post, but could only hack into his own net.

To their credit, Newcastle returned determined not to capitulate, and went close twice within four minutes of the restart with Ba heading over at the far post and Santon drilling a low drive into the side-netting.

They got their reward with 51 minutes gone when, after Vurnon Anita's corner had been half-cleared, Coloccini hooked the ball back into the penalty area where Ba beat the offside trap to head firmly past Hart.

The Magpies came within inches of levelling two minutes later when Cisse span on Anita's pass and fired inches over, but it took another crucial save by Krul to keep their hopes alive after Tevez had been played in over the top with 57 minutes gone.

Ba stabbed the ball into the side-netting from the last of a series of right-wing Anita corners with City's composure eluding them for once, and then prompted Hart to make a solid save with a rasping drive from distance.

However, City made sure 12 minutes from time when Pablo Zabaleta got in down the left and crossed for Toure to make it 3-1.

Aguero might have extended City's lead considerably as time ran down, curling a shot just wide and then chipping harmlessly across goal after racing from halfway, but the damage had already been done.

 

MAGS v CITY

2013/2014 Mon 19 Aug Man. City 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2012/2013 Sat 30 Mar Man. City 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Sat 15 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Man. City Premier League   2011/2012 Sun 06 May Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Man. City Premier League    Sat 19 Nov Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2010/2011 Sun 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Man. City Premier League    Sun 03 Oct Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2008/2009 Wed 28 Jan Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Mon 20 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City Premier League   2007/2008 Wed 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Man. City Premier League    Sat 29 Sep Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2006/2007 Sat 31 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Sat 11 Nov Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   2005/2006 Wed 01 Feb Man. City 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 24 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City Premiership   2004/2005 Wed 02 Feb Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sun 24 Oct Newcastle Utd. 4 - 3 Man. City Premiership   2003/2004 Sat 01 May Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 22 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Man. City Premiership   2002/2003 Sat 18 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City Premiership    Sat 24 Aug Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   2001/2002 Sun 17 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City F.A. Cup   2000/2001 Sat 24 Feb Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Sat 30 Sep Man. City 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   1995/1996 Sat 24 Feb Man. City 3 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City Premiership   1994/1995 Sat 29 Apr Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sun 19 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City F.A. Cup    Mon 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City Premiership    Wed 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Man. City League Cup    Wed 30 Nov Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. League Cup   1993/1994 Sat 09 Apr Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City Premiership   1986/1987 Sat 21 Mar Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 11 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City First Division   1985/1986 Sat 26 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 23 Nov Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1983/1984 Sat 18 Feb Man. City 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 29 Oct Newcastle Utd. 5 - 0 Man. City Second Division   1977/1978 Wed 29 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City First Division    Mon 26 Dec Man. City 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1976/1977 Wed 16 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City First Division    Sat 06 Nov Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1975/1976 Wed 14 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 30 Aug Man. City 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1974/1975 Sat 18 Jan Man. City 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 30 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1973/1974 Wed 27 Mar Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 13 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1972/1973 Wed 18 Apr Man. City 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 23 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1971/1972 Sat 25 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 11 Sep Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1970/1971 Mon 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 03 Oct Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1969/1970 Wed 08 Oct Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 16 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1968/1969 Mon 05 May Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 16 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1967/1968 Sat 11 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 4 Man. City First Division    Wed 06 Sep Man. City 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1966/1967 Sat 05 Nov Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1964/1965 Sat 24 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City Second Division    Wed 14 Oct Man. City 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1963/1964 Sat 04 Apr Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 23 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City Second Division   1960/1961 Sat 21 Jan Man. City 3 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Man. City First Division   1959/1960 Sat 30 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 28 Nov Man. City 3 - 4 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1958/1959 Sat 14 Mar Man. City 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 25 Oct Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Man. City First Division   1957/1958 Mon 14 Apr Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Man. City First Division    Mon 07 Apr Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1956/1957 Sat 02 Mar Man. City 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 20 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 Man. City First Division   1955/1956 Sat 07 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 26 Nov Man. City 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1954/1955 Mon 27 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 25 Dec Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1953/1954 Sat 03 Apr Newcastle Utd. 4 - 3 Man. City First Division    Sat 14 Nov Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1952/1953 Sat 14 Feb Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 27 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1951/1952 Sat 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 24 Nov Man. City 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1949/1950 Sat 21 Jan Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 17 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 Man. City First Division   1948/1949 Sat 19 Feb Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City First Division   1946/1947 Sat 03 May Man. City 0 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 26 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Man. City Second Division   1938/1939 Sat 08 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Man. City Second Division    Sat 03 Dec Man. City 4 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1933/1934 Wed 21 Mar Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City First Division   1932/1933 Sat 01 Apr Man. City 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 19 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1931/1932 Sat 05 Mar Man. City 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 24 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1930/1931 Sat 11 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 06 Dec Man. City 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1929/1930 Sat 22 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City First Division    Sat 16 Nov Man. City 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1928/1929 Sat 23 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Nov Man. City 2 - 4 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1925/1926 Sat 01 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Man. City First Division    Sat 19 Dec Man. City 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1924/1925 Sat 24 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 20 Sep Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1923/1924 Sat 10 Nov Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 03 Nov Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1922/1923 Sat 05 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 28 Apr Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1921/1922 Sat 06 May Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 29 Apr Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 Man. City First Division   1920/1921 Sat 07 May Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Man. City First Division    Mon 02 May Man. City 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1919/1920 Sat 24 Apr Man. City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Man. City First Division   1914/1915 Sat 13 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Oct Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1913/1914 Mon 13 Apr Man. City 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City First Division   1912/1913 Sat 15 Feb Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 12 Oct Man. City 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1911/1912 Sat 27 Jan Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 23 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1910/1911 Sat 29 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 Man. City First Division    Sat 24 Dec Man. City 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1908/1909 Sat 27 Feb Man. City 0 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 24 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1907/1908 Sat 15 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 19 Oct Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1906/1907 Sat 16 Feb Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 13 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1905/1906 Tue 26 Dec Man. City 1 - 4 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 06 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. City First Division   1904/1905 Sat 28 Jan Man. City 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 01 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1903/1904 Fri 01 Apr Man. City 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 10 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1901/1902 Sat 08 Mar Man. City 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 09 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Man. City First Division   1900/1901 Sat 20 Apr Man. City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1899/1900 Fri 13 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 14 Oct Man. City 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1897/1898 Wed 16 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. City Second Division    Sat 08 Jan Man. City 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1896/1897 Sat 06 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Man. City Second Division    Sat 17 Oct Man. City 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1895/1896 Sat 21 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Man. City Second Division    Sat 04 Jan Man. City 5 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1894/1895 Sat 09 Feb Man. City 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 27 Oct Newcastle Utd. 5 - 4 Man. City Second Division   1893/1894 Sat 06 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Ardwick Second Division    Sat 21 Oct Ardwick 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Second Division  

 

 

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