NEWCASTLE will have to see off the reigning FA Cup holders if they are to make it to Wembley after tonight’s quarter-final draw handed them a home tie against Manchester City.

The Magpies will host Pep Guardiola’s side on the weekend of March 21, with City having booked their place in the last eight as they claimed a 1-0 win over Championship side Sheffield Wednesday last night.

The two sides have not met in the FA Cup since the 2001-02 season, when Nolberto Solano’s second-half goal secured Newcastle a 1-0 win on Tyneside.

In total, the teams have lined up against each other in the FA Cup on ten occasions, with Newcastle edging the head-to-head with six wins.

This season’s league meeting between the two sides at St James’ Park ended in a 2-2 draw, with Jonjo Shelvey’s dramatic late strike cancelling out an equally impressive finish from Kevin de Bruyne a couple of minutes earlier.

Newcastle are due to travel to the Etihad Stadium to play Manchester City in the league on FA Cup semi-final day, but that game will now have to be moved with one of the sides guaranteed to be involved in the last four of the cup.

Speaking on the BBC after the quarter-final draw was made, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “The important thing is being there. That is what we wanted to do, and we have done it. Now, we will go to Newcastle, and we will see (what happens).”