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Analysis: White, Le Saux on City’s new road resilience, Newcastle’s harshly disallowed goal (video)

Jan 12, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

Manchester City haven’t lost away from the Etihad since Nov. 10, yet concerns about their road form remain. Given the team is ‘only’ +4 away on the road (as opposed to +32 at home), questions about their play away from Manchester aren’t without merit. But there’s a big difference between questions and concerns, and with the Citizens having claimed wins as Bayern Munich and Newcastle since being shocked at Sunderland in November, the Premier League favorites have shown they can win on the road.

In the wake of that win at Newcastle, Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux talk about the Citizens’ road form, giving Manuel Pellegrini’s side passing marks after its 2-0 result Sunday at St. James’ Park. The duo also discuss the quality on display from the home side, who were hard done by a curiously disallowed goal in the 34th minute.

Had Cheick Tioté’s strike been allowed, Newcastle would have been able to carry momentum into half-time, according to Le Saux. Without it, City were able to weather the Magpies’ assault, leaving Newcastle with their 15th win in 21 games.

  1. socamr - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    What the hell? If you tease the video, it sure as heck should have video of the disallowed goal, not just the two talking heads!!!

    • Richard Farley - Jan 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      The first word of the headline is “Analysis.”
      If you have other suggestions, please let us know. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  2. ms15nyc - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    BREAKING: TWO CLOWNS on the loose have been found near St. James’ Park, N’Castle police confirm the CLOWNS in question names: Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

    NBC

  3. ms15nyc - Jan 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    This is from the Independent

    “Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson were adjacent, but the third, Yoan Gouffran, lurking inside the six-yard box, had to evade the path of the shot on its way in. If that’s not interfering with play, then it’s difficult to define what exactly is. Hanging from the crossbar, perhaps?”

    TWO CLOWNS INDEED.

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