Manchester City
Manchester City players trainingReuters

Manchester City welcome Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup fourth round clash at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Manchester City welcome Newcastle United in an all Premier League clash in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. The Etihad Stadium outfit come into this game on the back of a disappointing loss against West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini's men will want to put those memories to rest with a strong performance against the Magpies. The Chilean will have the complete squad at his disposal apart from Frank Lampard, who is still out with muscle injury.

Pellegrini will be hoping that his team win, as it will be a much needed confidence booster ahead of the Manchester Derby on Sunday.

Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor (L)
Coloccini (L) and Taylor are the key to Newcastle United creating an upset against Manchester CityReuters

Meanwhile, Newcastle United come into this game on the back of consecutive wins in the Premier League and their most recent win was against top four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Alan Pardew will hope his team can continue their winning run against the defending champions despite the record being completely against them. The Geordies have not beaten City in their last 11 encounters in all competitions and the Manchester club have won each one of them with the cumulative score being 29-5.

The Newcastle manager also has a long list of injured players including star striker Papiss Cisse, that will see youngster Ayoze Perez lead the line yet again.

What Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "We are just thinking about Newcastle. When we finish against Newcastle we will start to think about United and the Premier League. We have to play three games in a row here at home in three different competitions so I think it is very important to be concentrating on the Capital One Cup."

Alan Pardew: "The spotlight was very much on us and the pressure affects everybody, not just the players who are playing but our staff and everybody connected with the football club. It has been a great victory today."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Manchester City to win: 3/11
  • Draw: 47/10
  • Newcastle United to win: 9

Team News

Manchester City

  • Injured: Lampard (muscle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Caballero; Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Navas, Sinclair; Jovetic, Dzeko

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Cisse (Knee), M Williamson (Muscle), C Tiote (Calf/Shin), E Riviere (Knock),R Aarons (Hamstring),S De Jong (Thigh Muscle Strain),D Santon (Knee),C Good (Groin/Pelvis)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Krul; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett; Colback, Anita; Gouffran, Cabella, Obertan; Perez