Tomorrow sees Newcastle take on what seems to be an annual challenge; Manchester City in the League Cup. The Magpies have an uncanny knack of drawing the current Capital One Cup holders in recent years and will seek to avenge the extra-time defeat handed to them last season.

120 minutes may be a possibility tomorrow, with a place in the quarter finals waiting for whoever takes the spoils at the Etihad.

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez has had an excellent week, scoring the winner against Spurs on Sunday afternoon before flying to Spain to collect the Liga Adelante awards for Best Attacking Midfielder and Best Revelation on Monday night.

However, with Papiss Cisse injured and not expected to be fit for Liverpool at home on Saturday, Perez may be rested for domestic duty. That means Facundo Ferreyra may make his first-team debut after only making the bench a handful of times since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer.

Also making his first appearance of the season could be Ryan Taylor. The former Wigan defender has missed over two years of action with two serious knee injuries but has played a trio of reserve games since recovering from his latest setback.

Cheick Tiote is still missing with injury, so Mehdi Abeid may get a run out again. The Algerian midfielder has played in the previous rounds against Gillingham and Crystal Palace – where he was sent off.

Davide Santon, Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons are all out injured, while Adam Campbell made his return from a hernia problem on Monday night in a reserve game but won’t be involved.

Manchester City will be without the injured Frank Lampard but may use the clash as a chance to involve Samir Nasri, who has been missing with injury for almost a month.

City take on Man United at the weekend and may be tempted to rest a number of key players. Willy Caballero may replace Joe Hart in goal, while the likes of Martin Demichelis and Scott Sinclair may also get run outs.

The Premier League and Capital One Cup champions have been struggling of late. They were held to a 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League before losing at West Ham at the weekend.

However, they have been in stellar form in the League Cup and beat Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 in the last round. Since their last defeat in this competition, City have scored 29 goals and conceded just two in seven games.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be made after the game and hopefully won’t be announced over the PA system at City, like it was in the last round against Crystal Palace.