Michael Owen has been speaking concerning the upcoming problem Steve Bruce faces.
A lucky overdue win and deficient efficiency in opposition to West Brom, has been adopted by way of truly deficient presentations and effects in opposition to Leeds, Fulham and Brentford.
Newcastle United now set to stand Manchester Town after which Premier League best two Liverpool and Leicester.
The corresponding fixtures final season noticed 3 defeats and 11 targets conceded, just one objective scored.
Any development on that trio of effects this time?
Neatly, for Saturday evening, Michael Owen has double unhealthy information for Steve Bruce, predicting each a defeat and no targets for Newcastle United. In case you are a perfect optimist and searching for positives, I assume a minimum of Michael Owen handiest predicts a 2-Zero defeat for the guests.
Final season noticed a complete give up as Steve Bruce hired the standard extremely detrimental techniques in July on the Etihad, with completely no plan on how to take a look at and create probabilities, by no means thoughts rating a objective. Guy Town with 74% ownership and 23 pictures, while Newcastle had just one nook and one effort on the right track.
Once more, if searching for small positives, Gabriel Jesus began the scoring after handiest 10 mins within the 5-Zero hammering in July (2020), however he has been dominated out of this fit after trying out certain for the virus.
The season sooner than, Newcastle United in fact gave Guy Town an actual sport on the Etihad, a very good staff transfer completed off by way of Yedlin with a Rondon help, with the house facet operating out of concepts it took a Kyle Walker surprise strike from distance to win it 2-1. Guy Town saying on Christmas Day that Walker additionally misses this night’s fit because of having to self-isolate.
Now not in need of to fret anyone an excessive amount of however in addition to Steve Bruce’s techniques and sport ‘plan’ taking a look ever extra clueless, the stats from this fixture are lovely horrendous.
Newcastle shedding their final 11 Premier League visits to Guy Town, conceding 39 targets, a mean of just about 4 targets conceded consistent with talk over with. This is each PL sport on the Etihad since Mike Ashley purchased Newcastle United.
The final two instances Newcastle scored AND picked up any issues, Alan Shearer were given the targets each events! Shearer getting the winner in 2000 when NUFC final received right here within the Premier League, then scoring once more within the 2004/05 season for a 1-1 draw. The one certain Premier League end result since then was once a goalless attract 2006/07, simply forward of Mike Ashley purchasing the membership.
Different positives…neatly 3 present Newcastle avid gamers have scored on this fixture, in addition to Yedlin in that 2-1 loss, Jacob Murphy scored a top quality objective in a 3-1 defeat, while Andy Carroll additionally has a objective right here, although that was once within the 2008/09 relegation season, sooner than he helped win promotion and headed off to Liverpool. It’s now over 32 months since Andy Carroll scored a Premier League objective, so possibly he’s due one this night…
Michael Owen proclaims: ‘Issues are beginning to glance at the up for Manchester Town’, to which Newcastle lovers would for sure answer, when have they ever appeared the rest?
Pep Guardiola’s staff have handiest misplaced two of twenty two video games this season, at house to Leicester and away at Spurs. They’re within the semi-finals of the League Cup, certified for the final 16 of the Champions League profitable 5 teams video games and drawing one, while within the Premier League they’re 4 issues off 2d (with a sport in hand), 8 issues off Liverpool on the best.
Let’s hope at some point quickly, issues are in a similar way ‘beginning to glance at the up’ for Newcastle United…
Newcastle United Premier League file at Manchester Town those previous 20 years:
2019/20 Misplaced 0-5
2018/19 Misplaced 1-2 (Yedlin)
2017/18 Misplaced 1-3 (Murphy)
2015/16 Misplaced 1-6 (Mitrovic)
2014/15 Misplaced 0-5
2013/14 Misplaced 0-4
2012/13 Misplaced 0-4
2011/12 Misplaced 1-3 (Gosling)
2010/11 Misplaced 1-2 (Gutierrez)
2008/09 Misplaced 1-2 (Carroll)
2007/08 Misplaced 1-3 (Martins)
2006/07 Drew 0-0
2005/06 Misplaced 0-3
2004/05 Drew 1-1 (Shearer)
2003/04 Misplaced 0-1
2002/03 Misplaced 0-1
00/01 Gained 1-0 (Shearer)
Michael Owen chatting with BetVictor:
“Issues are beginning to glance at the up for Manchester Town.
“Unbeaten in 5, they’ve been forged of overdue, particularly on the Etihad the place they’re undefeated in 16 in their final 17 suits.
“What’s maximum spectacular is their defensive file.
“Town have handiest conceded two targets of their final 9 suits.
“I will be able to see that being the case once more right here.
Newcastle’s file in opposition to the highest aspects leaves so much to be desired, so I’ll be going for a at ease house win.
“Manchester Town to win to nil
“Manchester Town 2-Zero Newcastle United.”