Alan Pardew has just announced his team for the first Tyne Wear derby of the season and Papiss Cisse starts on the bench.
Newcastle will play in a 4-3-3 formation – and here are the two teams:
Newcastle: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), S.Taylor, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Tiote; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi.
Subs: Woodman, Haidara, Williamson, Cabella, Armstrong, Riviere, Cisse
Sunderland: Pantilimon; Reveillere, O’Shea, Brown, Vergini; Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson; Wickham, Fletcher.
That’s five Geordies in Newcastle’s starting line-up today and Daryl Janmaat returns at right back after serving his one game suspension.
So Pardew has elected to start Ayoze Perez up front and then bring on Papiss Cisse some time in the second half, and Gouffran again gets the nod over Remy Cabella, but we are glad to see young Adam Armstrong on the bench.
Certainly the bench is a lot stronger than it was on Wednesday night at Tottenham.
Alan Pardew is hoping he will not become the first Newcastle manager ever to lose four games in a row to Sunderland – so are we!!
We need to win this game.
Howay The Lads!!
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