Newcastle United hit by £83m double injury blow as key man ruled out v Man City - another doubtful

Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United hit with double injury blow ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final tie at Manchester City.

Harvey Barnes will miss Newcastle United's FA Cup quarter-final clash at Manchester City on Saturday evening (kick-off 5:30pm) with Anthony Gordon also a major doubt.

Barnes missed the 3-2 defeat against Chelsea on Monday night after picking up a hamstring injury during the 3-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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The £38million summer signing had only just returned from four months out with a toe/ foot problem and will be out for at least two weeks out after being ruled out of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

"Harvey against Wolves when he came on just felt a hamstring tightness," United boss Eddie Howe explained. "We've scanned the area and don't think it's bad, but it's enough to keep him out tonight and probably against Manchester City."

Meanwhile, Gordon is unlikely to feature this weekend after withdrawing with a knee injury in the first-half at Stamford Bridge. Howe said: "He's in a bit of pain, it's unclear what the injury is. We're not sure what the diagnosis is with Anthony, he's got a knee problem. It's just a pain he felt come on so there was no moment or incident that it happened, it was just gradual.

"He's in a bit of pain so we fear it's not looking too good but it's very early days. That was obviously a huge moment in the game to lose him as well because he's been so good for us this year and so consistent in his performances so it's another psychological blow.

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"It's unclear what the injury is which can always add a more negative feeling because we want clarity. Hopefully, we can give him that in the next couple of days and we can get him seen to. Of course, he'll be disappointed to go off."

Gordon's potential absence is not only a blow for Newcastle but one for the player, who was in line for his first-ever England call-up ahead of friendlies against Brazil and Belgium earlier this month. Gareth Southgate watched on at Stamford Bridge.

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