Unacceptable behaviour by footballers on and off the pitch isn’t a new phenomenon but spitting is often regarded as one of the worst sins to commit.
Ashley Young’s last-gasp goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United outfit against Newcastle on Wednesday, with United maintaining their two-point advantage on fifth-placed Liverpool.
A poll by bookmaker William Hill to identify the most ‘weather hardened fans’ gave United 23% of the vote – not surprisingly coming behind the Premier League’s two North-East sides Newcastle United and Sunderland.
City take on Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup at The Etihad ahead of Sunday’s game against Manchester United.
The proposed memorial will read ‘Blue Moon – You Saw Me Standing Alone’.
Tuesday Team Talk: Manchester City need look no further than 2012 to see how to win back Premier League
This year’s title race is bearing a close resemblance to the run-in two years ago when City prevailed
Comment: Manchester United must sacrifice Rooney or Van Persie to play record signing Mata where it counts
Spaniard Mata was in full flow against Newcastle at the weekend as United prepare to take on the mighty Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez believes that David Moyes’ men can rely on the attackers who trounced Newcastle 4-0 to do the business against Bayern.
‘Other things in mind’: Newcastle drift in and out of Moyes’ sights ahead of Manchester United visit
United face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-final second-leg next week after league outing at Newcastle
Sacré bleu! Manchester City’s Pellegrini furious as Samir Nasri injured by ‘unfair kick’ in Newcastle win
City go top with hard-fought 2-0 win at Newcastle
Manchester United supporter suicide: Kenyan fan ‘jumps to his death’ after team’s defeat to Newcastle
John Jimmy Macharia died on Saturday in Nairobi