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Very interesting fans choice of Newcastle team v Manchester City

1 week ago
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We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Manchester City?

We put together a list of the 22 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.

On Friday morning, Steve Bruce indicated that three players were set to be unavailable.

The Head Coach saying that as well as Matt Ritchie and Jamaal Lascelles, Yedlin has now picked up an injury and is also set to miss.

Friday night then brought a newspaper exclusive saying Andy Carroll has picked up yet another injury and will also miss.

A selection this time that was a bit more competitive.

Things getting more interesting now we have the likes of Schar, Lejeune and Sean Longstaff back in contention.

Five players getting 90% support or better with Dubravka (100%) leading the way.

Then we have Schar (96%) to return before both Sean Longstaff and Saint-Maximin on 94%. Willems completing the quintet with 90% backing.

The sixth highest support was for Hayden who got 72% support, the competition for centre midfield coming from Matty Longstaff 36% and Shelvey 28%.

More options at the back with players returning, saw both Clark (71%) and Fernandez (67%) both make the cut but Florian Lejeune 47% justt miss out.

Whilst up front, even without Carroll there was a difference of views, Almiron (65%) and Joelinton (58%) both still making the team with not overwhelming backing.

The final spot in the team coming with Gayle (50%) just edging out Manquillo (48%), which leads to this suggested four at the back formation from the players suggested by the fan vote.

This is how the Newcastle team v Manchester City looks based on the fan votes with suggested formation from the 11 picked, then the percentage votes (rounded up/down to nearest whole number) for each of the 22 players.

100% Dubravka

96% Schar

94% Saint-Maximin

94% Sean Longstaff

90% Willems

72% Hayden

71% Clark

67% Fernandez

65% Almiron

58% Joelinton

50% Gayle

48% Manquillo

47% Lejeune

36% Matty Longstaff

31% Dummett

28% Shelvey

28% Atsu

19% Krafth

7% Muto

0% Ki

0% Elliot

0% Darlow

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