Bristol City v Newcastle LIVE: Follow all the action from Ashton Gate

Newcastle United take on Bristol City in the Championship this afternoon.
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Rafa Benitez's 17th-placed side go into the game on the back of a 4-1 midweek win over Reading, the club's first league success of the new campaign.

Writer Miles Starforth will be at Ashton Gate for the game (3pm kick-off).

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City are eighth in the table, having won two of their opening three Championship matches.

"We know we’ll be playing against team that are extra-motivated," said Benitez, who will again be without defender Jesus Gamez.

"Bristol City are doing well and have confidence. All our games will be tough, but this one may be particularly tough."