Well, sadly, our final home game of the season is upon us and we now only have one week of domestic football left to look forward to.
What’s that? Still looking forward to games in early May? A rare treat for United fans!
You see while all the talk will be on Manchester City and whether or not they put one hand on the title by beating us at St James’ Park, the fact remains that we have our own agenda to look after. A win today will see us jump into fourth place at the very least thanks to Arsenal and Norwich drawing 3-3 yesterday, in fact a win could even see us jump into third place depending on how Tottenham get on against struggling Aston Villa. It’s madness really!
It’s going to be tough though. Manchester City have the players to hurt anyone when they are on form so we will have to be wary of them. However that works the other way also as Roberto Mancini will have to task his players to keep an eye on one or two of our own crown jewels if he wants to take three points away from St James’ Park.
I just hope that Nigel de Jong isn’t tasked with looking after our players. Again!
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That just about wraps things up for this. It’s our final home game of the season and I’m sure the players will want to send the full house home happy having secured three points and setting up a rather tense and interesting final day clash with Everton. However to do that we simply must win today.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Krul; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, R Taylor, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany (c), Lescott, Barry, Yaya, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Tevez
Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Kolarov, De Jong, Milner, Balotelli, Dzeko