Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game against Stoke City at St. James’ Park this afternoon.
Newcastle will be trying to win their third game in a row in the Premier League after successive wins against West Ham and Swansea.
Rafa has replaced both full-backs with DeAndre Yedlin making his first appearance of the season in place of Javier Manquillo and Chancel Mbemba is restored at left-back after he missed last week’s 1-0 win at Swansea.
Manquillo drops to the bench but no place for Jesus Gamez who played left back last Sunday.
Here’s the side as published on the Newcastle United Twitter account.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 16, 2017
Mark Hughes – Stoke City manager
Freddie Woodman remains the backup goalkeeper with Karl Darlow now fit so is Freddie now the number two goalkeeper at Newcastle?
More than three in five fans think we can win this game.
A win would be fantastic today.
Howay The Lads!