Vincent Kompany returns to Manchester City's starting lineup for their Premier League match against Newcastle United.
Vincent Kompany has been named in Manchester City's starting lineup for tonight's Premier League match against Newcastle United following one month out with a calf injury.
The captain's inclusion is one of three changes made by manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has also brought Fernando and Fabian Delph into the first XI.
Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho have dropped to the bench, but there is no place for Samir Nasri, who started in City's last two league games.
Raheem Sterling has missed the last five games with a groin problem, but has given the squad a boost as he has been named among the substitutes this evening.
As for Newcastle, manager Rafael Benitez has made just the one change from the side that earned a 3-0 win over Swansea City last weekend.
Ayoze Perez comes into the attack alongside Papiss Cisse, resulting in Georginio Wijnaldum dropping to the bench.
Newcastle United: Darlow; Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett; Townsend, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko; Perez, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Saivet, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Mangala, Kompany, Kolarov; Fernando, Delph; Toure, Navas, De Bruyne; Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Iheanacho, Bony, Fernandinho, Sterling, Otamendi, Demichelis
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