Hull boss Steve Bruce has warned his side to beware a Manchester City backlash as the Tigers head into Saturday's KC Stadium showdown.
Steve Bruce has backed Alan Pardew to deal with whatever punishment the Football Association imposes for his headbutt on David Meyler.
Hull City's vice-chairman, Ehab Allam has released an open letter to the club's fans.
For two of our region's teams, the prize for victory this weekend will be a trip down Wembley way.
Hull City and Sheffield United are in FA Cup quarter final action, with the prize of reaching the semi final just 90 minutes away.
Chris Dawkes has been assessing the chances of both teams:
Sone Aluko and Yannick Sagbo are in line to lead the Hull attack for their FA Cup quarter-final against Sunderland.
January signings Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic are both cup-tied, forcing manager Steve Bruce into changes up front.
Maynor Figueroa is a doubt having had a gruelling friendly trip to Honduras in midweek, but otherwise there are no new injury concerns for the Tigers.
Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Faye, Bruce, Figueroa, Rosenior, Chester, Huddlestone, Elmohamady, Meyler, Quinn, Livermore, Boyd, Fryatt, Koren, Sagbo, Aluko.
Alan Pardew was charged on Monday two days after confronting Republic of Ireland international Meyler on the touchline.
The incident is being treated as a 'non standard' offence by the FA. A range of penalties are available but there is no pre-determined punishment.
However, a lengthy stadium ban, which would prevent Pardew from watching his side in action, is one of the options.
Meyler, a former Sunderland player, had collided with Pardew as he chased a ball out of play and the older man reacted angrily, thrusting his head towards his face.
Pardew apologised after the game. Within hours of the final whistle, he had been fined £100,000 and handed a formal warning. Another sizeable fine and a touchline ban are likely to be the minimum he can expect.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has asked for a personal hearing after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge.
The 52-year-old has decided not to contest the charge against him for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during last Saturday's 4-1 Barclays Premier League match.
Pardew apologised for his behaviour after the game and has asked to attend the hearing which will decide his punishment.
"Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his side's game against Hull City on March 1, 2014.
"Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of this fixture.
"Pardew has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course."
Hull's owners remain committed to changing the name of the club to Hull Tigers despite stiff opposition from fans' groups, and have reiterated their threat to walk away from the club if their plans are blocked.
In an open letter vice-president Ehab Allam said the Barclays Premier League outfit needed to become financially self-sustainable as his family had "nothing left to give" in terms of future financial investment.
Hull's owners, headed by chairman Assem Allam, have ploughed #74million into the club since 2010 - an investment that almost certainly warded off a Portsmouth-style meltdown following their relegation from the Premier League in that same year.
The Allams have already changed the company name to Hull City Tigers but they need the permission of the FA Council to change the club's playing name.
A formal application was submitted to the FA in December but the high-profile 'City Till We Die' supporters' group is vehemently opposing the plans, and it is far from certain the governing body will sign off on the proposal.
Ehab Allam's open letter strikes a far more conciliatory tone than some of the past pronouncement of his father - who famously said the City Till We Die members could "die as soon as they want" - but nevertheless underlines the continuing determination of the family.
Assem Allam previously said he considers a Tigers brand to be more marketable, and the word "City" to be "lousy" and "common".
Chris Dawkes has been speaking to the fans:
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged by the FA with improper conduct after headbutting a Hull City player.
The FA said it was a "non-standard case" because of its "serious, violent and/or aggressive nature."
Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
Newcastle fans have called upon manager Alan Pardew to "lead by example" as he awaits a call from the Football Association.
Pardew seems certain to be hit with an FA charge after allegedly head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during his side's 4-1 victory at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
– MARK JENSEN, EDITOR OF ONLINE FANZINE WWW.THEMAG.CO.UK
"Pardew does seem to stand on the touchline for virtually the whole match.
Some people say he loves being the centre of attention. I don't know if that's true or whether he just wants to have the best view of the game.
But whatever it is, you look to the manager to lead by example and when you have fans running on the pitch, like one did during the Sunderland game and he ends up in court and fined, it does leave the club open to criticism.
For me, the saddest thing is Newcastle played better than they have for about two months, but naturally all anybody wants to talk about is that incident."
Hull City supporters have been giving their reaction to yesterday's extraordinary events at the KC Stadium which saw the Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew sent to the stands for aiming a headbutt at the Tigers midfielder David Meyler.
The editor of Newcastle United's No9 fanzine, Peter Mann, says the club should move on now that it's fined Alan Pardew for the touchline melee.