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Manchester City vs. Newcastle United: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on March 16, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 28, 2013

Both Manchester City and Newcastle United will come storming into the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in search of three points as both clubs have had two weeks to digest disappointing defeats. 

Surprisingly, Roberto Mancini's Citizens fell 2-0 away at Everton two weekends ago, while Alan Pardew's Magpies dropped a 2-1 result to Wigan Athletic on St. Patrick's Day. The last time these two clubs met was back in December, when City earned a hard-fought three points on the road, edging Newcastle 3-1 at St. James' Park.

Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know for this weekend's Premier League clash.

 

Where: Etihad Stadium

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013

Start Time: 11 a.m. ET

Watch: FOX Soccer

Live Streaming: FOXSoccer2Go

 

Players to Watch

Carlos Tevez, Manchester City

City forward Carlos Tevez leads the club with 80 shots in the Premier League this season, and is second on the squad with nine goals in 25 EPL appearances for the Citizens.

After a disappointing 2011-12 season, Tevez has rebounded nicely, playing an aggressive style of football that rarely fails to produce exciting results.

Prior to City's loss at Everton two weeks ago, Tevez had scored in four consecutive matches and two straight EPL showdowns with Chelsea and Aston Villa. Tevez is also tied with David Silva with seven assists in EPL play during City's 2012-13 campaign.

Keep an eye out for the 29-year-old Argentine on Saturday as he's sure to be active throughout.

 

Papiss Cisse, Newcastle United

With Demba Ba being sent to Chelsea during January's transfer window, Papiss Cisse has become Newcastle's leading scorer in Premier League play this season, scoring seven goals in 28 appearances. 

Cisse's 60 shots and 22 shots on goal are a squad-best in EPL play with Ba now suiting up at Stamford Bridge.

Since coming over from SC Freiburg last season, Cisse has 20 EPL goals for Newcastle. He set the league on fire a season ago, recording 13 goals in just 14 appearances for the Magpies.

The 27-year-old Senegal international has scored or assisted in Newcastle's last two Premier League matches and will need to deliver once again for Pardew's side in a hostile environment this weekend.

 

Edin Dzeko, Manchester City

Super sub Edin Dzeko isn't always going to score, but he'll create plenty of chances regardless of how much playing time he receives.

Dzeko's 12 goals in 25 EPL matches are the most on City's squad, and rank him ninth among the top goal scorers in the Premier League this season. He hasn't scored in a Premier League match since Feb. 9 at Southampton, so keep an eye out for No. 10 on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has netted 28 goals for City since coming over from Germany's Wolfsburg in 2011.

At 6'4", Dzeko can score in a variety of ways and presents a major threat in the box with the ball in the air. If Newcastle's defense falls asleep at all on Saturday, it could be Dzeko that puts in the game's biggest goal.

 

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