Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Set to Rack Up Yet Another Record

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Set to Rack Up Yet Another Record

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CITY have developed a knack of breaking records … and they have a big chance to smash another one against Newcastle on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's side has already come under heavy fire for their defensive approach to their home game with Chelsea at the weekend, which backfired as they lost 2-1. Toon striker Salomon Rodnon has already said that his team will park the bus at the Etihad Stadium.

He said after the Chelsea defeat: "When you play against teams like this, you try not to concede goals.

"We played defensively against Chelsea and the possession was 81 per cent to them. But we still created chances."

And against the Blues last season they set out their stall from the kick-off, when Jonjo Shelvey virtually gave the ball to City keeper Ederson and the team retreated into a 5-5-0 formation. …

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