Gus Poyet expects our Carling Cup clash against Manchester City to be a completely different to our Premiership encounter in September.
There would be no complaints if that was the case - City were on top at the City of Manchester Stadium that day and it took a gargantuan defensive effort and Kasey Keller at his very best to hold on for a goalless draw.
But things are different this time around. It's a one-off cup tie and City, full of attacking options, incredibly haven't scored for four games and arrive at the Lane on the end of a 1-0 home defeat by Middlesbrough.
"This will be a totally different game," said Gus. "The draw at City was a very good point, City deserved better that day but now we are home, it's a cup tie and it will be different.
"They looked like they played very well against Middlesbrough, didn't deserve to lose but you have to score and take these opportunities.
"It's a big week with two games at home and I've always said it's difficult to win two games in a row in such a short space of time. But we have to win and we have to play better."