As expected Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side from the team that played so well against Manchester City last week, and were unlucky to lose that game 2-0.
In Coloccini’s absence through injury, Cheick Tiote will again captain the side, and Shola Ameobi returns to the subs bench for today’s game.
Andy Carroll, the former Newcastle striker, starts this game on the bench for West Ham.
This is a game Newcastle can win and if we play at or near our best we can even leave Upton Park with all 3 points today – that’s what we’re hoping for.
Howay The Lads!!
West Ham: Adrian, Matt Jarvis, Razvan Rat, Jack Collison, Matthew Taylor, Mark Noble (c), James Collins, Mohamed Diame, Stewart Downing, Carlton Cole, Roger Johnson.
Subs: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Andy Carroll, Modibo Maiga, Ravel Morrison, Alou Diarra, Joe Cole, Leo Chambers
Newcastle: Tim Krul; Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa; Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye; Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran.
Subs: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Paul Dummett, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse.
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