After seeing their latest FA Cup quest fail at the first hurdle last week, Newcastle return to Premier League action tomorrow when they welcome title-chasing Manchester City to St James’ Park for the second time this season.

Last time City came to Tyneside, it took two extra-time strikes to kill off Newcastle after an evenly matched 90 minutes and Manuel Pellegrini’s side progressed to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

This time, City are looking to keep up the pressure on the top two in the league, while Newcastle will attempt to overturn a poor run of form that threatens to derail their season. The Magpies have lost their last three games and have injury worries piling up, so the task of welcoming Man City is all the more daunting.

Alan Pardew will be without the suspended Mathieu Debuchy, who serves the second game of a three-match ban, while Fabricio Coloccini remains out with a knee injury. That means Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa should come back into the starting XI at either right-back or centre-back. Davide Santon is also struggling with a knock, so Massadio Haidara will have hopes of making his first league start of the season.

Tim Krul and Yohan Cabaye will return to the team after missing the FA Cup defeat to Cardiff with mysterious injuries, while Loic Remy will likely be recalled after getting a rest.

Good news for Newcastle comes in the form of Sergio Aguero being injured, but in-form striker Alvaro Negredo is set to start. Stevan Jovetic, whose last City appearance came against Newcastle, may return but Jack Rodwell will miss out.

Jesus Navas is fit to play, while Yaya Toure has recovered from injury to try and continue his fine run of goal scoring form against Newcastle.