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Newcastle 18:30 Man City



Manchester City returned just 3 days after being dethroned as the English champions when they turned their attention to the FA Cup quarter-final against Newcastle United on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side are the FA Cup holders and want to defend the title before their trip to St James' Park.

Newcastle have won the last two FA Cup meetings between the two teams at home, now have 7 unbeaten matches at St James' Park that lasted from the beginning of the new year. Notably, Ahmed Elmohamady's equalizer for Aston Villa on Wednesday night was the first goal that Steve Bruce's team has conceded at home since Rochdale's visit to the FA Cup on January 14, Ended a series of 5 consecutive clean sheets. Newcastle are the team that has scored more goals than any other club in the league this season, scoring 11 goals in victories over Rochdale, Oxford United and West Bromwich Albion. Newcastle have not excluded holders from the FA Cup since 1957, yet another victory on that score might lead fans to believe that this is finally the year they will end a drought that has lasted since they won the FA Cup in 1955. The Magpies have To enjoy their best FA Cup since 2006, they will not have Nabil Bentaleb, who was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the tournament while Matty Longstaff and Sean Longstaff both suspected injury, while they were Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden joined the absentee list. Both Emil Lejeune and Ciaran Clark are certainly sidelined and Miguel Almiron is expected to start scoring 4 goals in 5 FA Cup appearances - compared to 2 in 40 Premier League matches - while those as Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle are also trying to come in from the start after their effects from the bench in front of Villa. The Magpies have been enjoying their best FA Cup since 2006, they will not have Nabil Bentaleb, who was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the tournament while Matty Longstaff and Sean Longstaff both suspected injury.

Guardiola's team has firmly established itself as one of the greatest teams in English football history in the past 2 years, accumulating 198 league points, they are expected to be the first team since Arsenal in 2015. to successfully defend the FA Cup title. With their Champions League also coming in August, Man City can still win another treble this season, they are also looking for their 10th consecutive FA Cup victory. City have scored 35 goals at a rate of nearly 4 goals per game since, while they have conceded only rare 4 times and kept 6 clean sheets. It's a formidable record but Guardiola's team in the Premier League alone has been beaten 8 times, another defeat on Sunday will be the first time they have lost 3 away matches since October 2016.


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