Onuoha expects committed Newcastle response on Saturday

Nedum Onuoha believes Newcastle will be determined to get a good result at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to boost their top four hopes.

City know the challenge that Eddie Howe's side pose having had to fight back for a 3-3 draw at St James' Park back in August.

However, the Magpies have faltered in recent weeks having only won one of their last seven Premier League fixtures.

They also come into Saturday's match off the back of last weekend's Carabao Cup final defeat.

But, as Onuoha pointed out on Matchday Live on Wednesday night, they have still lost the fewest matches in the Premier League this season.

"The frustration for them is they are not putting the ball in the goal at the moment," said Onuoha.

"But they have still got the best defensive record. Their season is still very much focused on them finishing in the top four. Everyone of these games will essentially be a cup final.

"I'm sure there will be 100% commitment from them and the travelling fans they bring, who will be very, very loud."

Matchday Live

Matchday Live is our City-centric show that has every match covered!

Starting an hour before kick-off, we cover team news and our special guests analyse our opposition as well as having some fun.

Once the game gets going, Alistair Mann's radio commentary talks you through every kick before our guests are back from the studio at half-time and then following the final whistle.

Available on mancity.com, the official app and our official YouTube channel, Matchday Live will start at 11:25 ahead of Saturday's clash with Newcastle.

Shaun Goater and Steve Howey will be our experts in the studio for that enticing match.