Shola Ameobi gets a start today at West Brom, and Vurnon Anita moves to the bench, and surprisingly that’s the only change to the side that lost 1-0 to Arsenal on Sunday.
Shola Ameobi – gets a start at the Hawthorns
It looks like Alan Pardew will play in an attacking 4-3-3 formation at the Hawthorns today with Loic Remy, Shola and Yoan Gouffran the three up front – with Sissoko being in the midfield three today.
Alan Pardew has resisted making more changes – for example to give Ben Arfa and/or Massadio Haidara a start – but presumably the manager will need to make changes for the next game at home to Cardiff on Saturday, in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
After losing at Arsenal last time out – this is an especially important game and we are hoping to see Newcastle get back their winning ways.
The referee for this game is Lee Mason.
Howay The Lads!!
West Brom (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; Youssouf Mulumbu, Caludio Yacob; Morgan Amalfitano, Stephane Sessegnon, Chris Brunt (c); Nicolas Anelka
Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Diego Lugano, James Morrison, Zoltan Gera, Matej Vydra, Saido Berahino, Shane Long
Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse
Referee: Lee Mason (Greater Manchester)
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