Newcastle’s Yoan Gouffran recalled for Man City clash

Yoan Gouffran
Yoan Gouffran

Yoan Gouffran has been recalled to Newcastle United’s starting XI for this afternoon’s game at the Etihad Stadium.

The forward replaces the injured Jack Colback (hamstring) in the side which takes on Manchester City (3pm kick-off).

Gouffran’s only appearance up to now this season came in the Capital One Cup.

Defender Kevin Mbabu again starts at left-back in the absence through injury of Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett.

Striker Papiss Demba Cisse is on the bench after recovering from a back problem.

Second-from-bottom Newcastle are without a win in the Premier League so far this season.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu; Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic. Subs: Elliot, Lascelles, Williamson, Tiote, Thauvin, de Jong, Cisse.

MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Sagna, M.Garcia, Navas, Bony, Iheanacho.