I’d agree with that line up. We will go out defensive, so expect its just Carroll up top, but with Stevie and the wide midfield behind to support. While I think the City back line definitely looks venerable, they still have a very potent attacking line up, and I'm sure will be going for it on the home leg. So the key I think is shutting down the supply route and not allowing any space for the likes of Silva and Nasri to operate in.
With confidence high for our North East lads I might be tempted to throw Downing on the left and put Henderson next to Adam instead of Jay. However Jay has been neat and tidy so I'd not mind if he starts just where you have him.