Manchester City vs Newcastle: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Carling Cup fixture at The Etihad

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Manchester City scored seven in their previous Capital One Cup fixture as they swept aside a sorry Sheffield Wednesday.

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Newcastle had a far more dramatic victory against Crystal Palace, scoring in the second half of extra time to prevail as 3-2 winners.

City would have been rocked by their surprise defeat to West Ham on Saturday and Manuel Pellegrini will know it is vital for his team to return to winning ways before too long. City have failed to win their last two games in all competitions and the Chilean will want to rediscover a winning formula as the team looks to progress in all competitions.

Newcastle’s victory over Tottenham marked their first away win in the league since March and Alan Pardew will be hoping that this breakthrough inspires his team going forward.

The Magpies look to have experienced a change in fortune, having won their last two league fixtures. Pardew’s focus is likely to remain on the league but a cup run would surely boost the morale of the Newcastle faithful.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Newcastle 0 Man City 2 (Silva, Aguero), Premier League, August 2014

Newcastle 0 Man City 2 (Dzeko, Negredo), Premier League, January 2014

Newcastle 0 Man City 2 (Negredo, Dzeko), Capital One Cup, October 2013

STATS…

In their 3 round fixture with Sheffield Wednesday, Man City scored all of their seven goals during the second half.

Newcastle’s win on Sunday was their first away league win since March.

Man City have only kept three clean sheets in 13 league and cup games.

Newcastle have failed to score against Man City since December 2012.

ODDS…

Man City to win: 1.3

Newcastle to win: 11.0

Draw: 6.0

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm. Highlights on Wednesday at 11.05pm, BBC1.  

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