The weekend's Premier League action starts on Saturday lunchtime, with Brendan Rodger's Liverpool
side travelling to the North East to face under pressure Alan Pardew's Newcastle
, at St James' Park. Pardew will be hoping that three points will relieve the pressure a little, while Rodgers will want to maintain Liverpool's claim to a Champions League place, and possibly even the title itself. This match is live on BT Sports at 12:45pm.
On Sunday the action commences with the eagerly awaited Manchester derby. Manchester City
play hosts to Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United
at the City of Manchester Stadium. This match has far more significance than just bragging rights. A win for United could spell the start of their revival, whilst City desperately need the three points, after last week's defeat to West Ham, simply to stay in touch with a rampant Chelsea side, at the top of the table. Later in the afternoon Aston Villa
play hosts to London rivals Tottenham
at Villa Park. After Monday night's defeat to struggling QPR, Villa will be desperate to make amends in front of their own fans. Both these matches are live on SKY Sports, the first one at 13:30 and the latter at 16:00.
On Monday evening Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace
play hosts to fellow strugglers Sunderland
at the Selhurst Park. With both teams at the foot of the table the Black Cats need for all three points is certainly the greater. This match is again live on SKY Sports.Check out all our football matches here