Townsend, Saivet, Shelvey, Perez Start – Doumbia On Bench


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Andros Townsend starts for Newcastle tonight at Everton and the other good news is that Seydou Doumbia has got his visa and has been cleared to play and he’s on the bench with the number 22 shirt.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been dropped with Ayoze Perez up front in the starting line-up and Paul Dummett is back in at left-back.

Teams:

Everton (4-2-3-1): Joel Robles; Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka (c), Ramiro Funes Mori, Bryan Oviedo; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Aaron Lennon, Ross Barkley, Tom Cleverley; Romelu Lukaku
Substitutes: Jindrich Stanek, Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Gerard Deulofeu, Arouna Kone

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend; Ayoze Perez
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Steven Taylor, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons, Seydou Doumbia, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

This is a new look Newcastle side with the three of the four January signings starting the game.

We must get something out of this game tonight.

For Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is out injured and in comes Robles.

Steve McClaren has to stop talking about how good we were when we lose games – 12 so far in the league and we’ve only played 23 games – so more than half lost.

It’s all about results starting tonight at Goodison Park.

We need to get wins on the board.

This is what Steve McClaren said about the game tonight – initially about Doumbia’s availability, which wasn’t know at the time:

“We’re hoping Doumbia will be available for Everton) – it’s touch and go.” “But if against Everton, then definitely Saturday.”

“He hasn’t played in the Premier League and hasn’t trained for a couple of weeks, so he may take a while to adapt.”

“But he has a record of goals and adds to our competition for places.” “Mitrovic has been our only recognized number nine for a while.”

“But with Doumbia coming in and Cisse back in three or four weeks, we have strikers who can score goals.”

“Everton are a very difficult opponent with that crowd behind them at home.” “It will be a great atmosphere, as it always is for a night game.”

“This season’s defeats have all hurt, but that one against Everton was cruel.” “But two days later we recovered and gave a good performance against West Brom when we could have been dejected and down. (but we still lost that one too)”

“This is another opportunity. We know how good Everton are, but we have three games in 10 days and we know how important they are for us.”

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We really need an outright win.

Howay The Lads!!


518 comments so far

  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    is that a 4411?

    No mitro in starting lineup?

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #2

    we have a crosser, but no head to meet up with the ball? where is mitro???

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  • manxpie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Perez starts for mitro happy with that team like

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Mitro is on the bench.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend; Ayoze Perez

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Steven Taylor, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons, Seydou Doumbia, Aleksandar Mitrovic

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #6

    4-4-1-1 it is 😉 called that one right!

    McC is like an open book anyway. Did get Mitro wrong though…Perez is starting.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Bench of:

    11Gouffran
    15Lascelles
    16Aarons
    26Darlow
    27Taylor
    28Doumbia
    45Mitrovic

    Doumbia is 28 yeah

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s either 4411 or 433.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Rather marveaux than gourffran.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #10

    has anyone got a link for the match please?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh…that is 4-4-1-1. McC has never gone 4-3-3 while he has been manager here!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Could even be 433 with guni as a false 9

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  • AncientC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s not looking very good Tiote… not even a place on the bench. I have to say, it is going to be very interesting to see what Saviet can do in his place.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #14

    YCMIU

    That’s a fair point

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #15

    For once a strong bench.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Will macca give seydou his debut in the 88th?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Used to play 433 before, cisse ba ben arfa up front.

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  • lukes26

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Baines, Pienaar, Deulofeu on bench? Barry and Cleverly in midfield?

    Jeez, that is a very odd lineup from Everton, especially at home.

    I like Newcastle’s chances now. Very aggessive starting 11 vs a watered down everton side

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Happy with that line up,, interesting,,

    dont think many would have left Mitro out , but could be the right thing to do,, everton are poor at the back so pace up top to open them up is key,, saying that, stones would have been bossed by Mitro,, him and the new guy to come on after 60-70 mins, (or 87th min knowing Shteve).. should be good

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  • MacToon

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t understand Mitro being dropped but shall watch with great interest and hope we manage something from this game.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Official site says it is 4-4-1-1
    With Gini playing off Perez.

    Perez cannot head a ball properly only Gini is any use with his head.

    Very unsure about this line up.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #22

    That is a strange lineup from the toffees, Think they are there for the taking

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  • StevoNorthShields

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #23

    That’s a 4.6.0 defending/ 4.2.4 attacking formation… Might just work!! HOWAY THE TOON

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought Doumbia got the number 28. I also thought we would atart with Mitro since we now have Townsend to cross the balls in the box..strange.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #25

    all of our most mobile and energetic players on the pitch, hope it comes off, hope Saivet shows a bit more tonight, Perez running in behind giving more space to Townsend sissoko and wini.

    up the toon

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  • AncientC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    I cannot quite understand why there is no central midfielder on the bench. If Saivet has mare, there isn’t much can be done by way of a reshuffle.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Still unsure about Saivet. Hope he’s ready to start as we can’t afford simple mistakes in lineups.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Welsh

    Seydou and mitrovic look good on there, but my first trouts were that that is a very weak bench. Still far from convinced on lascelles and aarons.

    Goofy still being apart of our first team is pathetic.

    But hey ho. Wish mitro was on from the off but still hoping and expecting a win

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #29

    lukes26

    a post a few threads back, P45 was welcomed here by pretty much all after a tricky first half season, his first full season he could do no wrong, but a few of us who gave him a chance actually spotted the difference between what we were seeing and the pap he talked. we got slaughtered for it, even though we backed it all up by Valid stats, all we were told was look a the table

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #30

    AncientC

    Macca will probably put Gouffran in Centre Mid if Saivet has to come off

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Stones and Mirrallas out lads

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah really don’t understand mitro being on the bench

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  • Jib

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Bionic

    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1435607/4/everton-fc-vs-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

    Put it on a bit early for all the ad crap to sort itsell out

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  • firebug666

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Maybe tonight Perez will shine like a beacon, he may not be the best header of the ball but he has good feet and will exploit any space in behind them.

    Looking forward to this game, 2-0 Toon Gini & Perez to score.

    HWTL

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  • switch365

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Counter-attacking side with 1 thing on their mind … REVENGE!
    Losing the home game to Everton the way we did was like a slap across the chops, hopefully we can return the favour tonight.
    Still think we’ll draw this 0-0 or 1-1, but I’d love us to tear them apart from the first minute and defeat them heavily.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Excited to see the match. Please God let the new signings be gems for us and play absolute blinders and help the team get the three points to help us survive relegation.

    Very eager to see what Townsend and Doubmia can do for us.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #37

    If a very poor Swansea team can beat the toffees at home we can

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Strange forwards line up. Ball wont stick up top without nitro and he will be missed on defending corners too. This will put pressure on saivet. I think he has potential – and havent made a wrong call on a toon player yet so here’s hoping!

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  • AncientC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Take A Chancel On Me – Yes, Gouffran could cover in CM, but the last time he played there was against Man City, which turned out dreadfully. Hopefully it will not come to that.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Steves words; he doesn’t see Perez as a striker but a no 10. So in Steves mind we have no strikers on the pitch

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