Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/14/12
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew could be without Hatem Ben Arfa for Saturday's Premier League meeting with Manchester City. Midfielder Ben Arfa, who made a goalscoring return against Fulham on Monday night after missing four games due to a hamstring problem, is a major doubt after aggravating the injury. Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) remain on Newcastle's long-term casualty list. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to miss out after being substituted in the Manchester derby with a groin injury. Kompany has a 'two per cent' chance of playing, according to manager Roberto Mancini, so either Kolo Toure or Joleon Lescott will deputise. Midfielder Gareth Barry misses out through a one-match ban for verbally abusing a match official following City's defeat by United. Lee Hughes and Jamal Campbell-Ryce could go back into the Notts starting line-up for the visit of the Bees. The duo were expected to feature in the midweek FA Cup second-round replay ...
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