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Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo celebrates with Samir Nasri after scoring against West Ham in the Capital One Cup semifinals, January 8. Reuters

Manchester City will target a place at the top of the table when they travel to St. James' Park to take on Newcastle United in the English Premier League on Sunday.

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Chelsea moved to the summit following a 2-0 win at Hull City on Saturday, forcing both Manchester City and Arsenal, who are at Aston Villa on Monday, to find positive results to climb back over the Blues.

City were in irresistible form yet again at home in the Capital One Cup semifinal against West Ham in midweek, and Manuel Pellegrini will want more of the same at Newcastle.

"It always seems the opposition are not very good when you score so many goals but, I repeat, there are no easy games in the Premier League," Manuel Pellegrini said.

"Maybe when you finish the game you might think it was easy because we played very, very well, but not all the games will be exactly the same.

"Maybe playing exactly the same we might score only one or two goals. It is very important to improve in all senses as a team."

Pellegrini also warned his side against complacency on Sunday, with Newcastle, who were knocked out by Cardiff in the FA Cup, easily capable of toppling any side at home on their day.

"Of course it will be a real fight," Pellegrini added. "Newcastle in the last two games have lost, but when they lost against Arsenal one or two weeks ago they were playing very well and they were fighting for the first position in the table.

"In the FA Cup they lost at home against Cardiff but I am sure that playing at home they will be a very difficult team."

Newcastle have picked up 33 points from 20 games so far this season, with Alan Pardew doing really well to get the best out of his side after a difficult start. If the Magpies can come away with all three points on Sunday, then it will be yet another big result, after their huge win at Manchester United in the Premier League earlier this season.

The two sides met on the opening day of the season, with Newcastle, like so many teams this campaign at the Etihad Stadium, feeling the City attacking wrath in a 4-0 loss. Pardew is hopeful his side can carry more of a threat at home.

"We didn't fear the worst. My staff and I just felt we were up against a very, very good side that evening and we were the first team to really feel that force," Pardew said. "Their goals record is remarkable, but we don't lie in bed worrying about it.

"I like to think we will offer a bit more of a threat ourselves than we did against Arsenal recently. If we can do that, we have a good chance of winning."

Team news: Newcastle: Pardew will have to do without the services of the injured Fabricio Coloccini and the suspended Mathieu Debuchy. Davide Santon is a doubt, but goalkeeper Tim Krul and midfielder Yohan Cabaye are expected to return to the lineup.

Manchester City: Sergio Aguero is closing in on a comeback, but the Newcastle fixture is thought to come too soon for the Argentine striker, with City also set to be without Stevan Jovetic and Jack Rodwell. Micah Richards could make a return, along with Jesus Navas.

Expected lineups: Newcastle: Krul; Dummett, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Tiote, Cabaye; Sissoko, Remy, Gouffran; Ameobi.

Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho; Silva, Dzeko, Nasri; Negredo.

Prediction: 3-2 to Manchester City