The Etihad Stadium
Capital One Cup
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At the Etihad Stadium
Ryan Taylor makes his first appearance in more than two years as Newcastle United travel to Manchester City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup (7.45pm kick-off).
The versatile 30-year-old has been out of action since a Europa League tie against Atromitos in August 2012, suffering successive cruciate ligament injuries.
But Taylor has battled back to earn a place in the Magpies' starting line-up against cup holders City, and his inclusion is one of six changes to United's side from Sunday's Premier League victory at Tottenham Hotspur.
On the substitutes' bench, there is a place for fit-again striker Emmanuel Riviere, and he is joined among the replacements by Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi, Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko and Tim Krul.
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Willy Caballero Bacary Sagna, Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala, Aleksandar Kolarov; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure (c); James Milner, Stevan Jovetic, David Silva; Edin Dzeko
Substitutes: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Dedryck Boyata, Fernando, Jesus Navas, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)