Steve Bruce names Newcastle United XI with Callum Wilson replacement for Manchester City game

Joelinton will start against Manchester City at St James’s Park tonight.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 7:27 pm
Joelinton.

Joelinton – who has scored three Premier League goals this season – replaces injured striker Callum Wilson in Newcastle United’s starting XI for the club’s penultimate home game. Wilson hurt his hamstring in last week’s 4-2 win over Leicester City. Otherwise, United head coach Steve Bruce has named an unchanged starting XI for the game against the new Premier League champions.

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Bruce won the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for April ahead of the fixture. Bruce said: “For me, to win is a reflection on the players and my staff. They work tirelessly, and, without them, there's no award to win. I'm delighted, and I want to thank them sincerely."

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Scott Carson – who hasn’t played a top-flight game in a decade – makes his City debut.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Newcastle team: Dubravka, Murphy, Krafth, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.