Newcastle fans want Henri Saivet to start against Man City

Henri Saivet of Newcastle United celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

Henri Saivet was a surprise starter for Newcastle last time out.

Henri Saivet of Newcastle United celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet started his first game of the season for the Toon last time out as Rafa Benitez's men beat West Ham 3-2, and fans want him to keep his place on Wednesday night.

The Magpies go up against Manchester City at St. James' Park with the hope that they can be just the second team this year to take points off of the Premier League leaders.

Saivet, 27, equalised for the Toon against the Hammers, with a perfectly taken long-range free kick that evaded the grasp of West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at The London...

His first goal in the colours of Newcastle will surely give the former Bordeaux captain a new-found confidence and belief and Benitez could take advantage of that by unleashing him against City.

Newcastle fans are desperate to see the formerly frozen-out midfielder start Wednesday night's clash, despite Saturday's win over David Moyes' side being his first Premier League appearance of the season.

One fan went as far as saying that Saivet can start instead of Jonjo Shelvey in the middle of the park, stating that the England international "can be sold in January".

 

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