Pep Guardiola comes up against one of his favourite sides and favourite managers at St.James’ Park on Sunday in Newcastle and Eddie Howe. The Spaniard has won all 10 of his Premier League games against the Newcastle manager during his career, while Howe has also lost all 12 of the Premier League games he has faced against Man City.
Newcastle have been unable to stop Man City in recent seasons, with the Cityzens winning each of the last six Premier League games between the sides by an aggregate score of 22-3 and have kept a clean sheet in five of those six games.
City are one of just two teams alongside Arsenal to win each of their two opening games in 2022/23 and will be hoping to extend that run against the Toon Army in Sunday’s late kick off.
Newcastle have also had a bright start to this season, taking four points from a possible six and are the only other side apart from City yet to conceded in the division. Can Eddie Howe finally get one over on Pep, or will it be business as usual in the North-East?
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Newcastle vs Man City match stats
Kevin De Bruyne has been in sensational form in 2022. He has created more chances than any other other player (62), while no player has provided more assists in this calendar year than the Belgian (9) and only Tottenham pair Son Heung-Min (15) and Harry Kane (14) have scored more goals than KDB (11) in that time. The midfielder has been directly involved in 17 goals in his last 12 Premier League games (9 goals, 8 assists) and is looking to assist in fourth straight Premier League game.
Since his change of role in the Newcastle side, Joelinton has looked a completely different player for Eddie Howe. The Brazilian has excelled in his new midfield role, winning more duels than any other Newcastle midfielder in 2022 (125) and also making the second most tackles for his side in that time (44) after fellow countryman Bruno Guimaraes (49).
However, his new role has come with a lot more responsibility and he has been the main man under Eddie Howe to stop counter attacks and make fouls when needed. In this calendar year, only Scott McTominay (42) has made more fouls than Joelinton (40), with the midfielder also picking up five yellow cards in 2022, only Dan Burn (6) has more for the Magpies in that time.