Manquillo, Joselu, Yedlin, Merino, Hayden, And Gayle Start – Lascelles, Shelvey On Bench


The Newcastle team to play at home against Leicester City this afternoon has just been announced.

Newcastle have just one draw from the last six games and one win in the last 10 games – so we could do with all 3 points today.

A win is what we need!!

Here’s the side:

DeAndre Yedlin – back in the side today at right back

Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu are fit again and they are both on the bench today – so is Jonjo Shelvey.

Only about two in five fans think we will win this game this afternoon against a good Leicester City side.

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361 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Maguire, Morgan (c), Chilwell, Mahrez, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton, Gray, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Fuchs, Dragovic, King, Ulloa, King, Iheanacho.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    JIB

    Im always right

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Merino ahead of Shelvey these days

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    its becoming a joke now. Rafa will turn Joselu into a hate figure all because of his stubbornness.

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    The Mackems red card but hanging on

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    a win will move us to 10th, and to be honest we should settle for nothing less, a point is going to do us no good at all

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  • Stewin' Toon

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Here comes another 8 minutes for Shelvey when we’re down 0-2

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    49 minutes to KO

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Any streams?

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  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Is MBEMBA injured?

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  • AncientC

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I would rather have Joselu than Perez, at least Joselu can do layoffs and build up the play. Perez trying to beat 3 men gets a little bit old. No real point even mentioning Mitrovic… completely off the menu —shame. Murphy needs a hell of a game with Atsu coming back. If Atsu was not coming back I reckon Aarons would be about to displace him anyway. Not having a go at Murphy, but in my view, he is third choice for the left flank.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #12

    The arrogant prick is on.

    Smileypooemoji

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  • AncientC

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #13

    https://www.reddit.com/r/soccerstreams/comments/7inj7g/1730_gmt_newcastle_leicester_city/

    Acestream streams are normally good, but you need to install the Acestream software.

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  • peterk3

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Bloody Joselu again and Yedlin. Terrible team. Merino and Shelvey should be in the same team. Richie done nowt lately.

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Bill
    It’s showing free if you have Virgin TV

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  • mindcompressor

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #16

    I can’t believe that Joselu is in line-up again… So, we are not about to score, at least not from striker. Maybe Rafa is doing this on purpose, to show buyers – see that’s the level of striker I got from Fatso, so do something quick ASAP 🙂 I cannot see that Joselu is way better than Mitrovic and Perez.

    Anyway, let’s go! 🙂 Howay The Lads! 🙂

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  • toon king

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Joselu starts again and mitrovic is still sitting on bench. It’s time we all conclude mitrovic is not a newcastle player and of all the remaining strikers weshould simply convlude they all as bad as each other and can’t score goals.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Mahrez is going to rip manquillo apart lol

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib
    Cheers but unfortunately I don’t, I’m with Sky

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  • bladeuser

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Joselu
    Top manager rafa all I need to say
    ASH OUT

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  • lukes26

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #22

    If I were Rafa, I would consider taking Hayden off very early. He doesnt have the legs to make it even a full half of a game. He’s not a bad player. Just a liability beyond 30 minutes of a game.

    Newcastle have lost the midfield battle lately and need some real energy in the center if want to get something from this game.

    Ive been surprised by jacob murphy lately… he looked useless in the first few appearances, but has some real skill. I think he’s the mostly likely of newcastle’s youngsters (arma, aarons, ayoze) to actaully develop into something special.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Lol bbc have no clue do they! They e lined us up in a 343 with yedlin a third cb. Ritchie lwb and Joselu left of gayle.

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  • Tuttelbom

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #24

    We will get hammered.:/
    The stubborness will cost us dearly come may.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Not even getting sound from NUFC live!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Joselu…ffs. Let’s hope he proves us all wrong and gets a hat trick.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Team

    Newcastle United (4-4-2): Karl Darlow; DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune, Ciaran Clark, Javier Manquillo; Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Mikel Merino, Jacob Murphy; Dwight Gayle, Joselu.

    Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diamé, Ayoze Pérez, Christian Atsu, Aleksandar Mitrovi?.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Nice one benteke 🙂 especially after Swansea won today. Zaha should get a 2 game suspension under the new diving rules too.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Lukes
    You say to remove Hayden as we need more energy in the middle but who do you replace him with? Shelvey? Diame? I don’t think either offer more energy than Hayden.

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  • lukes26

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #30

    zaha narrowly loses out to diego costa and kane for the most punchable face

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    29 minutes

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  • Hatem_Indonesia

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #32

    If we lose again at home againts Leicester, SACK RAFAEL BENITEZ !!!!!!!!!

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  • AncientC

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Slimani cannot even make their bench… they must be fairy flush for attacking options.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #34

    It seems Rafa liked the 3-4-2-1 he reverted to last week…

    …so did I so kudos to Rafa! But why are Joselu playing and why ad an ACM!

    I guess Rafa is the kind of guy who has to learn the hard way!

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  • lukes26

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #35

    rolando

    Diame is never the answer to anything, unless youre asking who’s a poor man’s sissoko

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Small mercy in the oaf Benteke missing the Palace pen, otherwise results couldn’t have been worse today.

    Need a win. Need back to back wins really.

    Another odd team selection. Let’s see.

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  • Bambams

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s as if Rafa is trying to force Ashley to sell.

    Honestly thought Mitro might of had a chance of playing today. Also if Lascelles is fit I would of started him – can’t be ‘match fit I suppose’

    Need 3 today boys

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Hatem_Indonesia
    If we lose again at home againts Leicester, SACK RAFAEL BENITEZ !!!!!!!!!

    Whoda thunk it

    an Indonesian mackem

    wotevva next

    😀

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Very strong bench today, shame the starting 11 is weak as p1ss.

    We have easily one of the weakest squads in the Prem no thanks to Ashley but when better players are benched or not even in the matchday squad Rafa makes some very strange decisions.

    Richie has been very poor for some time now but again gets a start, And Joselu well less said the better. If and its a big if we win Rafa gets all the plaudits if we lose again he should take the stick too.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 9, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #40

    Leicester only got a draw in their last 2 away games against West Ham & Stoke. They are not exactly firing on all cylinders in away games.

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