Three changes for Newcastle United versus Manchester City - as Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson return

Eddie Howe has named his Newcastle United starting XI to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson are on the bench for Newcastle United - as Eddie Howe names three changes for the visit to Manchester City.

Jamaal Lascelles returns to captain the Magpies in place of Fabian Schar, who limped off during the 1-0 loss to Liverpool last Saturday and partner Dan Burn in a back four.

Schar, although didn’t train in the build-up to the game today, is named among the substitutes along with Trippier and Wilson.

Trippier hasn’t played since mid-February with a broken foot, while Wilson has been sidelined since December through a calf problem.

There is no Jonjo Shelvey or Joe Willock - both started against the Reds - in the matchday squad altogether, as Sean Longstaff and Chris Wood are recalled.

Allan Saint-Maximin starts, despite appearing to criticise his teammates during an interview with French magazine So Foot in midweek.

Howe called a team meeting to address the interview, which he insists was taken out of context, on Friday to prevent any fallouts among the United squad.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Burn, Targett, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wood. Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Schar, Wilson, Ritchie, Trippier, Manquillo, Murphy, Gayle.