LONDON - Newcastle could face a backlash on Saturday (Sunday Fiji time) from an "angry" Manchester City as the champions look to re-establish their English Premier League title credentials after a first loss of the season.
In its stuttering title defence, City fell six points behind leader Manchester United by losing 3-2 to its neighbour. Newcastle defender David Santon expects second-place City to still be hurting when they travel to St. James' Park.
"They will be really angry because they lost — they'll come to Newcastle for a win," Santon said. "But we are angry as well."
But City captain Vincent Kompany claims the team has quickly moved on from the derby setback and that no "psychological blows" have been left. "The beauty of football is that you are always challenged, whether you have lost or won," Kompany said.