Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce makes just one change to the side which lost 2-1 at Chelsea on Saturday, with Mark Viduka replacing the injured Alan Smith, who suffered from concussion on Saturday.
So Nicky Butt will wear the captain’s armband with Newcastle in a 4-4-2 formation with Australian Mark Viduka partnering Oba Martins in attack. Michael Owen is again named among the substitutes, after being out a full six weeks with a thigh injury.
Former Newcastle midfielder and German International, Dietmar Hamman starts for Manchester City.
Newcastle United: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Charles N’Zogbia, Steven Taylor, Claudio Cacapa, Abdoulaye Faye, Nicky Butt (c), James Milner, Damien Duff, Mark Viduka, Oba Martins
Subs: Steve Harper, Jose Enrique, David Rozehnal, Emre, Michael Owen
Manchester City: Joe Hart, Nedum Onuoha, Micah Richards, Richard Dunne (c), Michael Ball, Stephen Ireland, Dietmar Hamman, Vedran Corluka, Elano, Martin Petrov, Darius Vassell
Subs: Andreas Isaksson, Javier Garrido, Gelson, Rolando Bianchi, Kelvin Etuhu
Referee: Martin Atkinson