Ferguson hoping for Newcastle help

Manchester City, just ahead on goal difference, go to Newcastle in what is sure to be a tough game on Sunday.

“The challenge for City is to win at Newcastle,” Ferguson said. “Newcastle is a very difficult place and they are playing well.

“After that incredible defeat at Wigan, they galvanized themselves to win at Chelsea and, as everyone knows, winning at Chelsea is very difficult. We have not done it for eight years.”