Cheick Tiote Starts – Ben Arfa And Gouffran On Bench


Liverpool_FC.svg

Cheick Tiote returns to the starting line-up against Liverpool today after recovering from injury, but Ben Arfa starts on the bench and Coloccini isn’t even in the match-day squad.

And a bit of a surprise in that Yoan Gouffran – our goalscorer last week – is benched to make way for Tiote, so it looks like it’s a 4-3-3 formation – with Sissoko, Cisse and Gutierrez the front three.

For Liverpool – Sturridge starts up front in place of the suspended Luis Suarez, and former Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique starts.

And Newcastle have been let off the hook as Wigan went 2-1 ahead of Tottenham after 49 minutes, but would you believe it, an Emerson Boyce own goal after 89 minutes made the score 2-2 – and that’s a massive two points lost by Wigan.

But it shows we have to save ourselves and cannot rely on other sides losing games.

A win will take Newcastle into 13th place and 8 points above the drop zone.

We wish!!!

Howay The Lads!!

Note – I know there are problems on the site, and I’m doing my best to find the cause – it appears the site may have been hacked – my apologies for this – Ed Harrison.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; James Perch, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (c); Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse, Jonas Gutierrez
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling, Vurnon Anita, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran, Shola Ameobi

Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Jose Reina; Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique; Lucas, Steven Gerrard (c); Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho; Daniel Sturridge
Substitutes: Brad Jones, Andre Wisdom, Sebastian Coates, Martin Skrtel, Jonjo Shelvey, Suso, Fabio Borini

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

561 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    4-3-3???

    0
  • nufc786

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    i wonder why gouffran has been dropped?????

    0
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Why no Gouffran or HBA ? . I’ve had it with Pardew now like. Does he realise how close we are to the bottom 3 or what

    0
  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Does that mean Sissoko will be playing wide right? Jonas on and Gouffran on the bench? HBA on the bench despite claims he is 100% fit? And Tiote…? Why?

    Ok, I’m not going to nit pick and I am just going to say it’s time for this XI to go out and give their all.

    0
  • north_country_boy

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Yep need to win so we are playing 3 defensive midfielders – well done Pardew!!!

    0
  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #6

    reserving judgement till after match but suffice to say if we get battered pardew is gonna get it like

    0
  • Eddie

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #7

    This is a grim looking line-up.

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #8

    WTF tiote and perch no gouffran no HBA – ultra defensive at its finest. Might as well play 5 at the back you clueless nob!

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Seems defensive, but maybe having Tiote and Perch holding, it might free Cabaye to push forward a bit?

    0
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Perch over Anita as well FFS. I give up. I know I am moaning before a ball has been kicked but I am getting worried now with Teams below us winning 🙁

    0
  • toonbrother

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Pardew is a damn idiot. This team is set up to lose.

    0
  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Does he not know that he’s making a rod for his own back? If we lose this game he will be massacred, and I seriously won’t be surprised if there are calls of “you don’t know what you’re doing” if things go seriously t*ts up.

    Obviously it wouldn’t help, and we all need to get behind whatever XI is selected but Pardew is losing what tenuous grip over the fans he might have had.

    0
  • geordie157

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Gouffran, Anita and Ben Arfa on the bench, sounds like its the dangerous attempt for 0-0 at 60mins, then on they come to win us the game.

    Tiote and Jonas better put in MOTM performances today!!!

    It’s 1 from us, Norwich, stoke, villa, sunderland and wigan that’s going down. We clearly have the best squad, but will pardews lack of adventure in his tactics cost us?!?!?

    0
  • breno95

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    What the f….k!!!
    Where is any creativity going to come from that line up.
    I posted right at the end of the last thread the line up to win the game but according to ESPN it is 4 2 3 1 formation with cabaye playing the number 10 role.
    Wigan still winning so a win tonight is crucial.

    0
  • Jamiemac

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I’ve been supportive of Pardew all season but this team has p*ssed me right off. 0 creativity. Cant see us scoring now.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Anita should be starting ahead of Tiote. Can’t understand why Pardew doesn’t like him. It’s bad management at its best. We should be playing a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 with Anita in the side. If we don’t win today, I want Pardew out. Doesn’t play the right personnel.

    0
  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    if he gets a result fair play but if he doesnt he has thrown himself to the lions with that team selection

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Tiote power walks himself into the side. Guiterez could of scored 3 own goals last week and he would still start. Also I seem to remember gouffran scored last but now he’s dropped. Clueless. Aldershor may be a good managerial post for Pardew they’ll be in the conference next season!

    0
  • davetoon

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Liverpool don’t concede many goals so we need to take our chances this week.

    Sick of seeing so many chances go nowhere

    Hopefully Cabaye can play like he did in 1st half against WBA, he shudve had 5 assists in that game

    0
  • toonbrother

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    I like Tiote but Perch did perfectly fine vs Westbrom. Why do we need defensive reinforcements? Of all the changes he could have made, he chooses the most negative option possible. The man is retarded. Ill be surprised if we take a single point today.

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Pardew has won all the fans over with that lineup!

    0
  • spitfire_

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Ben Arfa: “I’m 100 Per Cent Fit”…but not quite… ask Pardeaux why… probebly the Europa League is to blame… or injuries.

    0
  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Just trying to calm myself down but I am really nervous following the other results, I really want this team to perform but, like many of you guys, I can see massive flaws in this team selection.

    All we really need is 1 win in our last 4, surely we should just go for it rather than pack a team full of defensive midfielders?

    0
  • geordiemark

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #24

    am lost for words with that line up, pardew has either lost it or has a very bad mental problem, spurs getting beat we need 3 points you ill refrain from saying it 🙂

    0
  • Mag.no

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Negative setup from an awful manager. Someone please remove him if Ashley doesn’t. I bet Pardew want’s to sit back and score one goal from corner….! Looser

    0
  • toonbrother

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Can anyone rationalise this line up? It looks like 4-5-1 with 1 mediocre winger. We are going down under this asshole

    0
  • Joe Blog

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew’s solution to drowning? Just keep drinking it, ’til it’s all gone!

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Perch should go upfield. Leave tiote back because he’s just as bad in the final third as he is in the first.

    0
  • jammylambo

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #29

    why is guti part of 4-3-3 instead of hba or guffy ?

    thats just slow in the head. lost all interest in this game already , pardew can do one , idiot.

    0
  • Joe Blog

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #30

    The more flak he takes, the more entrenched and afraid he becomes.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Think we should sign Biglia, Matuidi and Scharner next season and play at 1-8-1 formation with Sissoko and Anita on the wings. No doubt Pardew will be looking at playing this:

    Coloccini

    Sissoko Cabaye Tiote Perch P.S Biglia Blaise Anita

    Cisse

    0
  • geordiemark

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #32

    god were going to need him today

    0
  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Joe Blog

    It’s clear he can’t handle the pressures of managing a big club, and he can’t manage the criticism that is coming his way.

    I really think his time is up.

    0
  • perchy4england

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Really surprised neither goofy or HBA starting, would love to see us go and attack liverpool. Sissoko should be deeper alongside Tiote and Cabaye. If we win I won’t care though!

    0
  • toonbrother

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m livid right now. I cant even explain. At least Spurs have equalised

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m surprised he didn’t start HBA so if we lose he could blame HBA for being too tired and that he was wrong to say he was 100%!
    2-2 we are staying up!!!

    0
  • Thump

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Get in Bale!

    0
  • davetoon

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #38

    I bet his plan is to defend and keep things solid for 60 mins and then make attacking subs and go for it.

    sounds like thats what he said before the Benfica game

    Spurs score!!!

    0
  • bills-son

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Get in, Wigan 2.2

    0
  • ramboreilly

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #40

    3 defensive midfielders at home,when we need a win.very negative,if we fail he will be crucified.I will reserve judgement.till then.Get in spurs

    0
1 2 3 15

You must log in to post a comment.