Newcastle United head to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for a frankly insane 8pm kick-off against champions Manchester City.

After the performance Newcastle put in against Aston Villa on Saturday the Geordies will fear no-one, and there will never be a better time to use that confidence to take the game to Manchester City on Saturday night.

If Newcastle can execute the game plan this coming Saturday as well as they did against Villa then there’s no reason they can’t come away from the Etihad with all three points.

Manchester City will be without a key man to face Newcastle on Saturday

Now TalkSPORT have said that City’s ‘exceptional’ midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne will miss the clash, confidence must be even higher.

The Belgian is said to have suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury he picked up in the Champions League Final at the end of last season.

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Given that Kevin de Bruyne practically dictates all of Man City’s attacking play he will be a huge miss for them.

John Stones faces a late fitness test too which could result in more good news for Newcastle, but they will have Ruben Diaz back in contention after his concussion.

Eddie Howe has no new injury concerns to worry about

Newcastle have no new injury concerns as things stand which leaves Eddie Howe with the same selection headaches as he had last week.

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Making the choice between Harvey Barnes and harvey-barnes/ is likely the biggest call facing Howe, but there’s also the choice between Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak.

I can’t remember a time where I’ve had any confidence that Newcastle could leave the Etihad with something, and as much as I’d still happily take a draw, I do think this is our best chance to win, and win convincingly too. As long as we can keep the Norwegian Cyborg Erling Haaland quiet then we should do well.

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