After being knocked out of the Champions League this midweek, Manchester City will turn their focus to the Premier League. The Citizens will face Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium, Sunday (8/5/2022) at 22:30 WIB.
Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League after losing 5-6 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the semifinals. In the second leg at Santiago Berbaneu, last Thursday (5/5), Pep Guardiola’s concoction squad took the lead through Riyad Mahrez so that the aggregate became 5-3 after winning 5-3 in the first leg.
However, the England representative then conceded twice at the end of the second half so Real Madrid turned 2-1 up to take the aggregate to 5-5. Karim Benzema then scored from a penalty kick in extra time to ensure Real Madrid won 3-1.
Manchester City must immediately get up and forget the defeat to Real Madrid. Because Kevin De Bruyne cs is still competing with Liverpool in the struggle for the English League title.
What can be an encouragement for Manchester City to serve Newcastle is Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday (7/5) night WIB. The result took Liverpool to the top of the standings, but Manchester City have the opportunity to reclaim that position.
Victory over Newcastle will make Manchester City collect 86 points. The acquisition of these points makes The Citizens three points ahead of Liverpool with three games remaining for both teams.
However, it will not be easy for Manchester City to beat Newcastle United. At least this was experienced by Liverpool last weekend which only won 1-0 over Eddie Howe’s concoction squad. This was Newcastle’s first loss after four consecutive wins.
In the first meeting of the season, Manchester City won 4-0 over Newcastle United at St James’ Park, 19 December 2021. Although the visitors are now much better, the quality and determination of the hosts should be able to give them the three points in this match.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola must lift the mentality of his players after being dramatically eliminated from the Champions League on Thursday (5/5/2022). Now Kevin de Bruyne cs must focus on the English League because they are still competing with Liverpool in the fight for the title.
Against Newcastle United, Manchester City lost Kyle Walker. The 31-year-old right-back was injured against Real Madrid. Another injured player is John Stones.
In the stronghold of Newcastle United, Fabian Schar was absent due to injury against Liverpool at the weekend. His position as central defender can be replaced by Jamaal Lascelles
Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier could return before the end of the season. However, Ryan Fraser will not play again.
last 5 meetings
19-12-2021, Newcastle United 0-4 Manchester City (Premier League)
14-05-2021, Newcastle United 3-4 Manchester City (Premier League)
26-12-2020, Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United (English League)
08-07-2020, Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United (Premier League)
28-06-2020, Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City (FA Cup)