Watch out, City! Fergie reckons Newcastle could deliver fatal blow to rivals' title dreams
09:16 GMT, 3 May 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester City the title race is far from over as they face a tough trip to Newcastle.
City travel to the north-east on Sunday afternoon in the early kick-off before United take on Swansea at Old Trafford.
The two sides are level pegging at the top of the Barclays Premier League going into the final two games of the exhilirating campaign.
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City's goal difference is plus-eight on their rivals – meaning that the title is almost certainly theirs if they win the remaining matches against Newcastle and QPR.
But, speaking at his Thursday morning press conference, Ferguson warned City that they face a big job trying to nullify Papiss Cisse and co, who are flying high after their impressive 2-0 victory at Chelsea on Wednesday evening.
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Ferguson's side will face Swansea without injured duo Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans.
Evans picked up a knock before Monday's 1-0 defeat in the Manchester derby and the Swansea match is likely to come too soon.
Welbeck, who left the Etihad Stadium in a protective boot after a clumsy challenge from Nigel de Jong, has a slight foot problem but is set to return to face Sunderland on the final day of the season.
Ferguson has also warned his own players that Swansea will be no pushovers after their stunning debut season in the Premier League.
He added: 'The way Swansea have played this season has been admirable. I went to see them last weekend. They want to play football. The manager has stuck by his principles and they've had a fantastic season.
'[Losing at City on] Monday night was a blow to us. We can only do what we can now and hopefully win our game on Sunday.'