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Cheick Tiote Returns – Only Change For Newcastle

Cheick Tiote is back in the Newcastle United starting line-up, as expected, for today’s clash with Liverpool at St. James’ Park.

But that’s the only change from the side that beat West Brom 3-1 last week at The Hawthorns.

And Pardew is expected to play again with the 4-3-3 formation, with Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba forming a lethal attacking three up front.

So it would appear that Jonas Gutierrez could again be at left-back,  with the midfield three now being Guthrie, Cabaye and Tiote, and Jonas is captain in place of his Argentine team-mate Fabricio Coloccini.

Ryan Taylor is back from his calf injury and is on the bench.

For Liverpool Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique and Craig Bellamy, all former Newcastle players, make the starting line-up.

Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel are the two center-backs,  and of course Steven Gerrrad captains the side,  and former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is on the bench.

Craig Bellamy could be the danger man for Liverpool.


Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez (c); Danny Guthrie, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Davide Santon, Dan Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Haris Vuckic, Shola Ameobi

Liverpool (4-4-2): Pepe Reina; Jon Flanagan, Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, Jose Enrique; Jonjo Shelvey, Steven Gerrard (c), Jay Spearing, Craig Bellamy; Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez
Substitutes: Alexander Doni, Fabio Aurelio, Sebastian Coates, Maxi Rodriguez, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Dirk Kuyt

570 comments so far

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #561


    P!ss off, mate. If you can’t enjoy this collectively, then you’re not wanted.

    Always one nobhead isn’t there?

  • ochytoon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #562

    Yes it does.

  • Thump

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #563

    Ah good, josh is back.

    My years of playing FM have told me that we need to change to an obscure formation so the other manager doesn’t know what to expect. Expect to see 2-3-2-2-1 against Swansea.

    …did Ol’ ‘Arry just compliment us?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #564

    Josh ur the only one who looks like a fu cking clown
    We just beat liverpool to go 11 points clear in 6th and draw level on points with chelsea so 2 yes 2 points off a champions league place, and all you can do is come on here to start a fight with your own fans
    What a bell end

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #565

    *Carroll booed
    *caroll dived to get a penalty and if he was honest would of scored got rightly booked
    *enrique booed
    *enrique in goal
    *liverpool goalkeeper sent off
    *clean sheet
    *perch like nesta in his prime
    *cisse keeps scoring
    *tiote and cabaye keep gerrard quiet
    *we go 11 points clear of liverpool

    i couldnt of dreamed of a better scenerio if i tryed

    the only downside was that i wish we tryed to score past enrique it would be dead funny

    so proud of newcastle today and i also placed a bet on newcastle to beat liverpool today to

    so its all great

    perch my hero 😛

  • Thump

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #566

    Lads, stop taking the WUM’s bait, eh?

  • Pecorino ( will let you figure it out)

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #567

    Oleg cause I hate to say it 🙂

  • josh

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #568

    LOL all you do is hate on him every game on every build up and you call yourselves “fans”. I enjoyed the game alot. Try backing every player. The wins sweeter. Jockeys

  • stk85

    Apr 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #569

    would be unfair if everton get europe and we didnt

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 1, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #570

    josh he had a decent game today apart from nearly giving a pen away, but he has sucked big time for like the last 10 games making loads of mistakes. You seem to have a very short memory.

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