Star striker Dwight Gayle is missing due to hamstring injury and is being replaced by Serbian striker Alexsandar Mitrovic.
Bristol City prior to the game had 10 losses in 13 games and were most definitely the underdog in this game.
Newcastle United went into the game top of the championship with Brighton and Hove Albion a single point down in 2nd.
Bristol City took a surprising early lead when the 6ft 3inch 37 year old striker Aaron Wilbraham headed it past Karl Darlow in the 11th minute to give the visitors an unexpected lead. 1-0 Bristol City
David Coterill soon after punished the league leaders for a defensive error in the 21st minute putting City in a very strong position with only 21 minutes played.
14 minutes into the second half of play, a error from the Bristol centre defensive midfielder Korey Smith ended in an own goal and put United straight back in the fight with 31 minutes left of game time to play.
The United defender Ciaran Smith saved Newcastle with a magical header in the final ten minutes of play (81st minute) rescuing a point for the unstoppable league leaders.
Newcastle United 2-2 Bristol City
Bristol unlucky to come away with only a point but gave Newcastle a lot to think about if they want to become the league champions. The draw increased Newcastles incredible unbeaten run to 7 games.