Manchester City will play Middlesbrough or Newport away in the FA Cup fifth round. The match will be played on the weekend of Saturday 16 February.
Rafa Benitez on Newcastle's game plan: "It makes no sense to have a go and lose 6-1 or 9-0. You cannot do that, it is bad for the confidence of players. City have everything. If we realise that and try to use our strengths to counter attack, then we have a chance."
Martin Atkinson has been appointed referee for this Sunday's clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad. City have drawn their two league games under Atkinson (1-1 vs. Wolves, 0-0 vs. Liverpool) this season.
KDB: “Saturday was the first time I felt really fresh and much sharper. The other games I played recently were alright, but I felt I had an extra gear for the first time this season. Obviously, I’m playing more and more and I starting to get into a rhythm so I’m really happy”
Manchester City have agreed a €13 million (£11.29 million) fee with Schalke for winger Rabbi Matondo (18) with an announcement expected in the next few days. [@SamWallaceTel]
Pep Guardiola: "I played Fernandinho against Burnley because I didn’t know how they would line up, but he also needs games for rhythm, he did well for 70 minutes and he feels really good at the moment."
PEP on title race: ''All the teams want to fight for the title. We have the pressure and feel the pressure but we have to handle it. I think there are 14 games left. There are many points left to win. We can’t think too much about that and think what we have to do.''