... as you well know, we lost, so the Peruvian will be suspended for the visit of Villa instead of the proposed FA Cup tie with Reading.
Solano will now miss the league game for reaching five bookings.
Although Stephen Carr and skipper Scott Parker will be back for Saturday's match against West Ham, Steven Taylor was sent off in the Birmingham tie for a professional foul, will get a one-match ban which rules him out of the game against the Hammers.
Add to this the trouble with Emre, who is putting Newcastle in a difficult position. The Turk faces allegations of racist abuse, although he has not been found guilty of anything until a decision is made by the Football Association.