Stats and info for Sunday's trip to St James' Park (ko 3pm)
All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)
The Baggies’ 3-1 defeat to the Magpies at The Hawthorns in March was the first in their last seven meetings with United (W3 D3 L1).
Some 44 goals have been scored in the 12 Barclays Premier League ties between the two sides - an average of 3.66 per game.
Alan Pardew’s side have lost just two of their last 14 Premier League fixtures.
Sunday will mark the 113th league meeting between the two teams with Newcastle recording 41 wins, to Albion’s 40, with 31 draws.
Demba Ba has scored six of the Toon’s nine goals this term.
Steve Clarke started his coaching career as Ruud Gullit’s assistant manager at Newcastle – before going on to work in Sir Bobby Robson’s backroom staff.
Last time out
HOME: Barclays Premier League, Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Albion 1 (Long 52) Newcastle 3(Cisse 6, 34, Ben Arfa 12)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Newcastle 2 (Ba 34, 81) Albion 3 (Odemwingie 20, McAuley 44, Scharner 85)
Form guide (last six league matches)
Last league match line-ups
Albion (v Man City - home L 1-2): Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Fortune, Morrison (Gera 72), Dorrans (Odemwingie 64); Long (Lukaku 82). Subs not used: L Daniels (gk), Rosenberg, Jara Reyes, Popov
Newcastle (v Sunderland - away D 1-1): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (S Taylor 80), Santon; Cabaye, Ben Arfa (Obertan 84), Gutierrez, Tiote; Ba, Ameobi (Perch 39). Subs not used: Harper (gk); Anita, Ferguson, Cisse.
Newcastle team news
Cheick Tiote serves the first game of a three-match suspension for his dismissal in the Tyne-Wear derby last week.
Newcastle will also be without goalkeeper Rob Elliot (groin), defender Ryan Taylor (knee) and midfielders Haris Vuckic (knee) and Dan Gosling (ankle).
Chris Foy will referee Sunday's game. The Merseyside official has overseen the Baggies once this season – September’s 1-0 victory over Reading. Foy has dished out 11 yellow and no red cards this term.
Selected odds from Bet Butler:
Newcastle to win: 21/20
Albion to win: 3/1
Shane Long to score first: 17/2
Demba Ba to score first: 5/1
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