Manchester United traveled to St. James’ Park looking to build momentum from their domination of Huddersfield a week ago with a massive match against Chelsea upcoming.
Football, as a sport, as a product of consumption and above all as the central feature of many people’s lives, is a game defined by pride.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Venue: St James Park
TV: Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Sports Main Event
Two sides from either end of the Premier League spectrum meet on Sunday, each with a very different ambitions not only for this game, but the remainder of the season.
The foot of the Premier League table remains so tight that 14th placed Crystal Palace against Newcastle in 15th going into the game, could have been dubbed a six pointer.
Both sides went into this encounter with a mixed run of form, Newcastle have flirted with the bottom three for weeks now, as Burnley have come somewhat back to reality with a run of three defeats prior to this game.
Newcastle United vs Burnley FC
Venue: St James’ Park
Newcastle take on Burnley at St James’ Park in a game in which events off the pitch could well overshadow those on it.
The main talking point this Premier League season has been regarding the considerable gap Manchester City have generated at the top of the Premier League, currently with a 12-point gap at the top, this is six more points than the gap sitting between Watford in 10th and Swansea in 20th.