The 35 year-old keeper has been on loan from Derby County for the past two seasons and has become an influential voice in the dressing room.
His reward will be a first Premier League appearance for almost 10 years.
Newcastle: Dubravka, Murphy, Krafth, Fernández, Dummett, Ritchie, Willock, Shelvey, Almirón, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Subs: Clark, M Longstaff, Carroll, Gayle, Lewis, Hendrick, Manquillo, Gillespie, S Longstaff
It looks like City will line-up 4-3-3 at St James’ Park.
No pressure clash
By stating it should be an entertaining game with goals probably guarantees a 0-0 draw!
But both sides go into this match devoid of pressure, with the Magpies at last free of relegation worries and City crowned Premier League champions.
The team selection of City suggests Pep wants his players to go an enjoy themselves, while the hosts will look for a notable scalp – should be interesting!
But with Champions League places up for grabs, no City player will be relaxing this evening - they know if they can impress sufficiently in the games that remain, they may force their way into Pep's thinking for the final.
Stats and facts
- Pep Guardiola has led a team to the title in nine of his 12 top-flight seasons as a manager.
- A win on Friday would ensure City establish an English league record of 12 successive away victories. They share the current record of 11 with Chelsea.
- If they avoid defeat, City will set a new record of 23 away games unbeaten in all competitions by a side in England's top four divisions, surpassing Notts County's 2012 run in League One.
- They are on a club record run of 19 consecutive away victories in all competitions since drawing 0-0 at Manchester United on 12 December. The aggregate score in those 19 wins is 48-9.
- Manchester City could lose successive Premier League matches for only the third time under Pep Guardiola, and first since December 2018.
- Sergio Aguero is one short of equalling the Premier League record for most goals for a single club: 183 by Wayne Rooney for Manchester United.