Team News: Manchester City unchanged for Newcastle United

Roberto Mancini
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Roberto Mancini makes no changes to his Manchester City side for this afternoon's trip to Newcastle United.

Roberto Mancini has made no changes to his Manchester City side for this afternoon's trip to Newcastle United.

That means Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero continue their partnership in attack, while Pablo Zabaleta has been preferred to Micah Richards at right-back.

James Perch will start in defence for hosting Newcastle, who have the in-form Papiss Cisse up front.

Newcastle: Krul; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse

Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany, Lescott; Barry, Yaya, Nasri, Silva; Aguero, Tevez

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