Fans choice of Newcastle team v Manchester City for tonight
We asked you the question yesterday…Which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Manchester City?
We put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected on Wednesday night at St James Park.
Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic out injured with Florian Lejeune almost certain to miss as well.
Eight players got 81% fan support or better, with Jamaal Lascelles (97%) topping the voting.
Elliot (95%), Ritchie (93%) and Clark (93%) were next, with Yedlin (91%) also polling over 90% support.
Man of the match at West Ham, Christian Atsu (88%) was next, whilst despite not getting a goal against the Hammers, Dwight Gayle (85%) looked sharp in his all round game.
Mikel Merino (81%) missed that game with a knock but still rated highly, however, there is a squeeze on the centre of midfield.
Whilst Merino rates highest, Henri Saivet (63%) is next best with his goal and decent display last Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey (53%) is back from suspension and just squeezes into the fans team, whilst Isaac Hayden (33%) is also set to be available but is way back in fourth choice for the centre of midfield.
Joselu (52%) gets recognition for his improved displays in the last couple of matches, stepping up from 285 support.
Defenders Mbemba (45%) and Dummett (41%) just miss out, leaving a rather lopsided fans choice of team as it only includes three defenders – Lascelles, Clark and Yedlin. Henri Saivet seemingly squeezing an extra defender out of the first eleven.
Mohamed Diame does see his popularity rise but only from 2% to 13% after his goal and performance at the London Stadium, as compared to Henri Saivet who rises up from only 5% to that 63% figure.
Here is the percentage support for each player from the thousands of votes cast and in brackets the fan support/vote for the team selection v West Ham last Saturday:
97% (99%) Jamaal Lascelles
95% (91%) Rob Elliot
93% (92%) Matt Ritchie
93% (77%) Ciaran Clark
91% (87%) DeAndre Yedlin
88% (76%) Christian Atsu
85% (89%) Dwight Gayle
81% (100%) Mikel Merino
63% (5%) Henri Saivet
53% Jonjo Shelvey
52% (28%) Joselu
45% (40%) Chancel Mbemba
41% (70%) Paul Dummett
35% (18%) Javier Manquillo
33% (86%) Isaac Hayden
15 % (35%) Ayoze Perez
14% (35%) Rolando Aarons
13% (2%) Mohamed Diame
12% (35%) Jacob Murphy
7% (9%) Karl Darlow
3% (2%) Massadio Haidara
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