By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Manchester City can return to the top of the English Premier League for at least a temporary basis Sunday with a victory on the road against Newcastle United.
With Arsenal facing Aston Villa on Monday, Man City can leap both the Gunners and new first-place club Chelsea with three points today from their trip to St. James Park. The high-scoring Citizens have won eight of their last nine matches, and they will look to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches against a sliding Newcastle squad. Newcastle have been shutout in their last two league matches, a streak they will need to end against a Man City team that has scored 16 in their last five matches.
Liverpool will try to get back into the Top-4 in the second EPL match of the day, a trip to Britannia Stadium to face USMNT defender Geoff Cameron and Stoke City. The Reds ended their two-match losing streak on New Year’s Day with a win against Hull City, and Luis Suarez will hope to start another long scoring run in EPL play.
In other matches from around the world, Serie A leaders Juventus and second-place AS Roma will kick off the day’s major European action. Elsewhere, Real Madrid will try to take advantage of rival Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s Saturday draw with a victory against Espanyol.
Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
9am – Cagliari vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA
9am – AS Roma vs. Genoa – beIN Sport en Español
9:05am – Newcastle United vs. Manchester City – NBC Sports Network
11am – Evian TG vs. Olympique Marseille – beIN Sport USA
11am – Real Betis vs. Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español
11:10am – Stoke City vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network
1pm – Espanyol vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
1pm – Puebla vs. Monterrey – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
1pm – Toluca vs. Morelia – Univision
2:45pm – Sassuolo vs. AC Milan – beIN Sport USA
3pm – Lille vs. Reims – Univision Deportes
3pm – Levante vs. Malaga – beIN Sport en Español
6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Chiapas – UniMas