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Two players that need to step up tonight for Man City against Newcastle Utd

Manchester City takes on a Newcastle Utd side, unbeaten in their last five games and on a resurgence in the Premier League following the break.

Man City are in a stage of their season in the Premier League that is basically a dead rubber for them. They can’t obviously win the league with Liverpool being crowned Champions, and they’re all but guaranteed a top-four spot.

With interest in the Champions League and FA Cup taking priority over the Premier League. It now gives Pep Guardiola a chance to rest key players and give game time to the fringe, squad and young players.

Man City have suffered defeat twice in the last five matches as they stumble towards this bizarre end of a season. However, it does give these two players a chance to shine and put themselves in the spotlight…

John Stones

Despite falling out of favour at Man City following the emergence of Garcia, injury and bad form. Stones has the chance tonight to either put himself in the transfer spotlight or, prove to Guardiola he still has a career at the Etihad Stadium.

Either way the England international has to blow the cobwebs away early on to stop a resurgent Newcastle. Who are on a great run of form at the moment.


With Sergio Aguero out at the moment, Gabriel Jesus has the chance to prove that he can be the number one guy at the top of the Man City tree.

One of Man City’s fans mumblings this season is a lack of a number nine. Aguero has been fantastic for the blues. However, that is not going to last forever, with the Argentine starting to his the twilight of his career.

The transfer window is just around the corner. If Jesus wants to be a bigger part of Man City’s future, then he has to step up on a regular basis and prove that he is the man Pep wanted him to be when he signed him.

Agree Man City fans?

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