Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes a home victory against title contenders Manchester City could spark a revival in their Barclays Premier League season.
The Magpies are currently 14th in the overall standings and have only won once in their last 10 games in all competitions, 3-0 at home to strugglers Wigan earlier this month.
Pardew admits last weekend's derby defeat by rivals Manchester United will have fired up City, but he does not think they pose the same threat as they did last term, and said: "We got nothing off them last year but I don't think they are as strong as they were last year coming into this game."
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