Newcastle vs Man City predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of FA Cup fixture today

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Manchester City face their first challenge of what could be a famous treble after conceding the Premier League title to Liverpool.

City may have lost to Chelsea on Thursday and in doing so handed the trophy to Jurgen Klopp’s side, but there is still plenty to play for.

After capturing the EFL Cup earlier this season, they face a tricky trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, while they also have a realistic chance of victory in the Champions League.

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Steve Bruce will hope to capitalise on any fatigue felt by City from Thursday’s efforts, with a free run at the cup having all but secured their place in the Premier League next season.

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Here are the predicted line-ups for the game.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 6:30pm on Saturday 28 June at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be shown live on BBC One with coverage beginning at 6.10pm. Fans can also catch a live stream of the game on the iPlayer.

What is the team news?

Sergio Aguero has undergone surgery, while Gabriel Jesus came off the bench at Chelsea after nursing a knock and should be fit to start here.

John Stones, Eric Garcia and Claudio Bravo are all doubtful doubts, but Phil Foden could return after missing out midweek with a dead leg.

Nabil Bentaleb is suspended, while Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark are injured. Bruce has doubts over Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden.

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Predicted line-ups

Newcastle XI: Darlow; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Carroll

Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Garcia, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; Bernardo, Jesus, Sane

What are the odds?

Newcastle: 14/1

Draw: 7/1

Manchester City: 1/6

Prediction

City have so much quality and depth, the only issue here is psychological and with Newcastle all but certain to settle deep and allow them to play, they should rediscover their form and bounce back from defeat to Chelsea. 

A treble would still be a remarkable achievement, so it’s tricky to see Newcastle able to pull off the upset here, though the defensive errors made against the Blues midweek should offer some encouragement. We’ll go for a 3-1 away win.

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