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FA Cup: Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 14, 2024 at 2:24 PM
Modified at :March 14, 2024 at 2:24 PM
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Ritvik Verma


The Cityzens host The Magpies at the Etihad in this crucial FA Cup tie!

Manchester City, the defending FA Cup champions, will take on Newcastle United in the quarter-finals. Newcastle will have to rely on players like Isak and Gordon to take advantage of any gaps in their defence as City’s strong attack, backed by stars like Phil Foden, Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, tests their defence.

Both teams are competing for crucial the win as Newcastle fight for survival and City aims to win another cup. Given their superiority around the pitch, City are a strong favourite to win this FA Cup match with ease, even though Newcastle might put up a fight and look to cause an upset.

Kick-Off:

Saturday, 16 March at 11:00 PM IST

Location – Etihad Stadium

Form:

Manchester City (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-D

Newcastle United (in all competitions): D-L-W-W-L

Player to Watch

Phil Foden (Manchester City) 

Phil Foden is well-known for his remarkable dribbling abilities and calmness under pressure. He has established himself as a crucial member of City’s front line. He is one of England’s most promising players because of his ability to set the tone of the game, generate scoring opportunities and score important goals. These skills demonstrate his versatility and maturity beyond his years.

Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) 

With Alexander Isak joining Newcastle United, the team now has a formidable attacking threat. The young Swedish attacker is a terror for defences because of his incredible speed, strength and finishing ability. Newcastle’s attacking style is given a new dimension by Isak’s ability to hold up play and reach the back of the net consistently. 

Match Facts

  • Manchester City and Newcastle have not faced each other in the FA Cup since the 2019–20 quarterfinal.
  • For the first time since 2004–05, Newcastle aim to make it to the FA Cup semi-final.
  • In all competitions, Newcastle have dropped 15 of its last 16 away games against Manchester City, including the previous nine consecutively. 

Injury and Teams News

Due to a previous injury to his muscle, Jack Grealish is not available for this game for Pep Guardiola. Kieran Trippier is out for the visitors due to a calf injury. Callum Wilson, Joelinton and Nick Pope are all out due to long-term injuries.

Head-to-Head 

Total Matches- 47

Manchester City- 32

Newcastle United- 9

Draw- 6

Predicted Lineup for Manchester City vs Newcastle United (FA Cup)

Manchester City Predicted lineup (3-2-4-1):

Ederson(GK); Walker, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Doku, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

Newcastle United Predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Dubravka (GK); Livramento, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Murphy, Isak, Gordon

Match Prediction for Manchester City vs Newcastle United

The match between Manchester City and Newcastle United is anticipated to be a close one, with City’s strong squad and home field advantage probably smothering Newcastle. Because of their attacking strength and superiority when in possession, City should be able to control the game’s tempo and generate plenty of scoring opportunities.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United

Telecast for Manchester City vs Newcastle United

India- Sony Sports Network

UK- TNT Sports

US- CBS, TUDN

Nigeria- Supersport

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