MANCHESTER CITY stars have been taking no probabilities with festive highway and rail chaos forward of tonight’s sport at Newcastle and opted for a 20-minute flight by personal jet as a substitute.
Pep Guardiola led his gamers on board the to keep away from potential delays – however Sky Sports activities pundit revealed he was bracing himself for a three-hour drive as he travelled to cowl the sport.
Roads are anticipated to be busy as many individuals wind down their Christmas celebrations and get again to actuality.
In the meantime, trains throughout the nation are being cancelled, diverted and delayed, with stations closed as a consequence of festive interval engineering.
To be able to get the pampered stars as much as Newcastle for Wednesday evening’s sport on time, the squad opted to make the pathetically brief flight north.
Manchester United legend and Sky Sports activities pundit Gary Neville alternatively has opted to drive.
Neville tweeted: “Proper !!! A three hour drive to St James Park to do the Newcastle v Man Metropolis sport.
“I’ve bought a sense my “ Festive Soccer “ will proceed to worsen… Be part of us for a 7pm ( I believe construct up ) on SS1..”
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Metropolis are aiming to win a report 18th Premier League sport in a row as they shut in on all-time report for Europe’s Large 5 leagues, having already bagged the Premier League honour.
Bayern Munich maintain the report with 19 straight victories – underneath Guardiola’s management on 2013-14.
The Etihad facet are additionally aiming to equal the report for English top-flight away wins, 11, set by Chelsea in 2008.
To date in 2017, Man Metropolis have scored 101 objectives – the primary top-division facet to take action since Liverpool netted 106 occasions in 1982.
En route, the Premier League leaders have scored two or extra objectives of their final 12 league matches.
Talking forward of the St James’ Park showdown, Guardiola stated: “Our lives are higher after we win. However it’s not like I’m going to sleep considering if I’m going to interrupt a report.
“I couldn’t see Newcastle throughout Christmas time, so I’m going to sit down down with my workers and attempt to uncover what they do.”
In the meantime, Guardiola places this season’s success right down to work fee, including: “I stated many occasions, even final season, we run lots.
“As a supervisor I’m good on that. I’m able to allow them to run with excessive depth.”