Newcastle Make 5 Changes For Tonight’s Game

After resting many of his top players on Saturday afternoon, Chris Hughton has recalled Guthrie, Routledge, Gutierrez, Carroll and Lovenkrands to the side for tonight’s crucial game against Sheffiled United.

And in fact it’s the same side that last turned out at St. James’ Park, when the lads beat Nottingham, Forest 2-0 a week ago tonight.

That means there are 5 changes made to the side with Danny Guthrie starting alongside Kevin Nolan in central midfield, and Carroll and Lovenkrands up front as the main two strikers.

We also see the return of our first choice wingers in Routledge and Gutierrez, who have both been in outstanding form of late.

Newcastle need just a draw tonight to guarantee their promotion back to the Premiership, and Newcastle could be promoted even before the game kicks off tonight.

The score at the City Ground between Forest and Cardiff is still 0-0 with 2 minutes to play, and if Forest don’t win then Newcastle are automatically promoted.

Howay The Lads!!


Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Kevin Nolan (c), Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Joey Barton, Leon Best, Nicky Butt, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi

Sheffield United: Steve Simonsen, Nick Montgomery, Chris Morgan (c), Darius Henderson, Lee Williamson, James Harper, Andy Taylor, Richard Creswell, Marcel Siep, Stephen Quinn
Subs: Mark Yeates, Ian Bennett, Kyle Bartley, Glen Little, Derek Geary, Jonathan Fortune, Matthew Lowton

Referee: Andy Hall
Attendance: tbc

18 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Good team lets have a performance to match the celebrations!!! 😀

  • tdt

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    And we’re officially promoted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #3


  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #4

    EPL ! EPL ! EPL !

  • Will-iam

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Nottingham Forest Cardiff 0 : 0 FT

  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #6

    We are promoted lads!!!!!!!! Forest draw!!!

    Howay The lads, it’s Party Time! 🙂

  • Will-iam

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7


    2 day don’t drink alot mate.

  • Gordo

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #8


  • Newutd

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Too bad we have no room for youngsters (with the one exeption in Kadar) in a team that promotes themselves as a youth policy team…

  • Mr Books

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #10


    Reet, got to get the bairns to bed in time to watch the match – and maybe a pint or two 🙂

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #11

    drink or 12, soooooo emotionally happy, stuck with them when everyone thought we wouldnt, congrats to us fans, and a big thank you to colin calderwood and chris hughton. party time chaps

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Mr Books, we all know that ‘maybe’ wasn’t needed in that sentence! HWTL

  • MacToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Strongest team possible tonight I think and lets do it style.

    Back in the prem, time to celebrate and start spending some £££’s

    Record attendance on the way 2nite, 52K.

    farewell to the fizzy pop.

  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #14

    i am drinking mi tits off … NEWCASTLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WE LOVE YOU FER LIFE !!!! lets win that fizzy pop title now

  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #15

    the is ‘kin great news, bring on the ale the neet, here you go lads for tonight:

  • TheShadow

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Links to the game lads??

  • Mr Books

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #18

    🙂 Tom – first one didn’t last long!


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