Rafa Benitez knows its hard to play aggressively versus Man City, and Newcastle United visits a wounded giant on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).
City drew Wolves 1-1 last weekend, and went 6-0 last season in matches following dropped points in the Premier League.
Leroy Sane is not even in the 18 for Manchester City, which starts both Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero against the Magpies.
Salomon Rondon will lead the line for Newcastle.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero. Subs: Muric, Gundogan, Delph, B. Silva, Otamendi, Foden