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Ferguson hopes Newcastle beat Man City to give Man U initiative in PL title race

Ferguson hopes Newcastle beat Man City to give Man U initiative in PL title raceLondon, May 4 : Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Newcastle United beat title rivals Manchester City at the Sports Direct Arena, which would tilt the Premier League title race in his club's favor if they beat Swansea City at Old Trafford.

Ferguson also admitted that unless Newcastle can avoid defeat against Manchester City on Sunday, United would have blown a golden opportunity to win their 13th Premier League title.

Ferguson is confident that lot is still at stake for Newcastle to play for, as they are still fighting for an automatic qualification for the Champions League, and striker Papiss Cisse's amazing scoring hot streak could prove decisive in their game against City.

"They have a tough game. They have to win at Newcastle - that's the challenge for them. We will be aware of what is going on because everyone will be watching it, hoping it works for us. Newcastle is a very difficult place to go and they are playing well," The Daily Express quoted Ferguson, as saying.

"They (Newcastle) are fighting for a top-four position and have a chance. They are a point behind Arsenal and have the same number of points as Tottenham with two games left," he added.

"Newcastle lost, incredibly, to Wigan by four goals and then galvanised themselves to go and win 2-0 at Chelsea. Winning at Chelsea is a very difficult job. We hadn't done it for eight years, so their form is good and it will not be an easy game for City," he said. (ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

South Africa contemplating extra pace option for second Test against Sri Lanka

South Africa contemplating extra pace option for second Test against Sri Lanka Colombo - South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »