Newcastle and Manchester City will be hurting after suffering late defeats at the hands of their rivals at the weekend. Both sides will be looking to bounce back by advancing to the fifth round of the Capital One Cup.

A toothless Newcastle side went down to a resurgent Sunderland. Fabio Borini’s late winner consigned Newcastle to back-to-back derby day defeats for the first time since 1967.

Manchester City’s devastating loss to title rivals Chelsea leaves them six places off top spot as they trail Arsenal by six points with their defensive frailties costing them a number of times this season.

They’ve sorely missed their captain Vincent Kompany who is still injured and Joe Hart’s lack of form has been concerning. Costel Pantilimon is set for a rare start between the sticks and he will be looking to stake a claim for the number one spot.

Manchester City kicked off their season at home to Newcastle and Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a repeat performance as the Citizens thumped Newcastle 4-0 that day.

The Newcastle board may not consider the cups to be a priority but Alan Pardew has suggested otherwise.

However, the Magpies boss has hinted at making three or four changes ahead of the Citizens clash.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa returns from suspension but captain Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor won’t be risked.

City comprehensively beat Wigan 5-0 to get to fourth round of the competition, while Newcastle have seen off Morcambe and Leeds United.

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