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Darlow, Matty Longstaff, And Shelvey Start Against Leicester City – Perez Starts For The Foxes


Here is the team that Steve Bruce has just announced for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Leicester City.

It will be a debut at St James Park for Matty Longstaff as he is in the starting eleven with brother Sean on the bench. Christian Atsu and Jamaal Lascelles also make the bench despite Steve Bruce saying they were suffering a bit during his press conference. Jonjo Shelvey also gets a start in the midfield and has been selected as the captain.

We’ll have to see what the formation will be as there is only one forward selected. We would assume that Matt Ritchie will play on left and maybe Isaac Hayden will play on the right.

This is the team that Brendan Rodgers has selected.

It’s a very strong side for Leicester City who are taking this competition very seriously. Ayoze Perez gets the start as he makes his return to St James Park.

Let’s hope the team Steve Bruce has put out can do the job tonight. It will be very tough, no doubt about that.

Howay The Lads!


128 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Had a feeling Perez would start tonight. Wonder if the innevitable will happen?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Team

    Newcastle United: Karl Darlow, Emil Krafth, Fabian Schär, Federico Fernández, Ciaran Clark, Jetro Willems, Isaac Hayden, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Yoshinori Muto.

    Substitutes: Martin Dúbravka, Javier Manquillo, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, Ki Sung-yueng, Sean Longstaff, Christian Atsu.

    And 40 Minutes to KO

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    STAD!
    STAD!

    As they would say over here.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #4

    G what he scores an own goal and stands in front of the home fans with his fingers in his ears. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib

    So you are that Bill, I should have realised that from your Gravatar!

    Oh hang on! 😉

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Team looks a bit unbalanced to me, but we’ll see. Interesting to see Matty playing ahead of Sean, hopefully they’ll get some time on the pitch together.

    That’s a lot of centre mids in one squad though.

    Who was the last pair of brothers to play for NUFC? Did the Ameobi boys play together?

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  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s all this Jib and Job malarkey?

    Jib and job just don’t sit well together. For years, the dole ran a sweep for who’d be first one to to get him to agree go for an interview. It was never won.

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  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    RobLeenio

    Thought the Queen might’ve been too ill to see the tw@t. Hey ho, that’s freem n moxy for ya.

    Howay the lads… please give us something to brighten the day up

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh I saw your note, I’m just sickened by the whole thing. We need wholesale change but we’re all too accepting.

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  • AncientC

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #10

    I am thinking it must be a 5-3-1-1, but who is playing behind Muto if that is the case. Ritchie or Longstaff behind Muto possibly.

    If it’s 5-4-1, how is Bruce fitting 3 central midfielders into a 4 man midfield—the symmetry would be off.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Is that a 3-5-2 with Ritchie y muto up front or a 3-4-3 with Hayden or shelvey or M. longstaff on the wing?

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  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #12

    RobLeenio

    If it wasn’t the Ameobis then it must’ve been the Robledo brothers.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Looks like Bruce doesn’t rate Ki. What’s Matty’s preferred position?

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #14

    I thought of the Robledos, but that seems way too long ago.

    Then again, it’s rare to get one person in a family talented enough to play professionally, let alone get two good enough and in the same team.

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Any strems folks?

    On the team: 1. I’d rather we didn’t roll out a 3-5-2 again. Although Muto is not so good at holding the ball up and might need assistance. Where is Ritchie playing in this setup?!

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #16

    And where is a striker option if required to replace Muto!! We are so frked in that department right now!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Muto to score twice, Muto to score twice.

    Cue Denis!

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  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #18

    RobLeenio

    Disappointing to say the least.

    It’ll get worse when the great unthinking voters put the bustards back in. Trouble is, there’s no cooling off periods and it’ll not be long before the penny drops with an earth-shattering thud. Too late was the cry.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Matty plays slightly more defensively with Sean more advanced generally, but that may just have been a seniority thing.

    He’s like his brother and can play anywhere through the middle of the pitch. Not sure if he might be playing the tip of a diamond tonight, seems to be the only formation that makes sense with Shelvey deep, Muto up top and the wing backs pushing on the flanks.

    When was the last time we saw a midfield diamond? Terry Venables?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #20

    IITianToon

    Stick Jamall up front for the last 20 minutes! that should do it!

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #21

    NOT sure have to work it out yourself. http://www.imvbox.tv/IRIB-LIVE-CHANNEL/iribvarzesh

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  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #22

    What’s all this fuss about gravatar images? 😛

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    21 Minutes to KO and I have to go out, hopefully all good news when I get back.

    HTWL HWTF HWTNM (SB) HWTBRS Oh, and HWTF. 🙂

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #24

    NY Mag – got excited when you mentioned ‘Supergrass’ in the last thread, but you didn’t mean the band, so I simmered down again. Not enough Supergrass love in the world these days.

    Think we’ll get a draw tonight and then miss out on penalties.

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  • jane

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #25

    will Perez be booed?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #26

    No real link from defence to attack with that selection.

    Leicester have a strong side out, need top performances from everyone tonight.

    I predicted us to go out in this round, I’d love to be proved wrong.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #27

    If its 343 he’s probably asking Matty to play on the wing. If its same tactics as Norwich Willem’s or Ritchie is in the middle and Matty is taking over from Almiron. Looks a bad unbalanced selection no matter what he does.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Nice to see that Bolton have been saved, but such a shame about Bury though. It’s scary to think that Bolton were in the Premier League not too long ago and look at them now. With Mike at the helm it could very well be us some day. I bloody hope not though.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #29

    jane – that made me chuckle

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Only one striker in amongst the starting 11 and the bench. 3 central midfielder on the pitch, 3 defenders, and 3 wingers. Talk about unbalanced.

    Only conclusion I can come up with is Bruce is hoping for another smash and grab 1-0 & defend for rest of the game.

    The formation is anybody’s guess. But this is exactly why Bruce does not fill me with confidence like Benitez. Benitez formation and bench were set up for plan A B & C. Bruce and pardew is plan A and hope for best.

    Yes a little early yet to be critical, so I will give him more time, but it doesn’t look like Bruce learnt much from the old master Fergie

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Only one striker in amongst the starting 11 and the bench. 3 central midfielder on the pitch, 3 defenders, and 3 wingers. Talk about unbalanced.

    Only conclusion I can come up with is Bruce is hoping for another smash and grab 1-0 & defend for rest of the game.

    The formation is anybody’s guess. But this is exactly why Bruce does not fill me with confidence like Benitez. Benitez formation and bench were set up for plan A B & C. Bruce and pardew is plan A and hope for best.

    Yes a little early yet to be critical, so I will give him more time, but it doesn’t look like Bruce learnt much from the old master Fergie..

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #32

    I think Leicester will finish above Spurs and Arsenal this year. Maybe we are parking the bus again.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Did the Caldwell brothers no play at the same time!!!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Best team I can make from that lot is same formation as spurs with lingstaff and Ritchie replacing atsu and almiron. This would give us a chance to see if Shelvey can play in a two with Hayden.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #35

    4-0 Leicester.

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Nice to see you back to “Yellow” Jane

    Glad it’s looking more positive for Bolton Wanderers FC just such a shame for Bury!

    I’d be really gutted if it was the club I support – Newcastle United FC!

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Andrew Musgrove@ADMusgrove
    10s11 seconds ago

    The players are ready but it’s still very empty here at St James’ Park – haven’t ever seen it like this for a competitive game.

    Those who are here, cheering as the players run out to Local Hero.

    Still a very good buzz around the place .

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Still feels like we shoe horning players into roles to fit Shelvey into the team….

    Is Richie going to play wide forward and Hayden the other side of him ?

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #39

    People criticising the selection in attack who would you play? Clearly Almiron and Joelinton run themselves into the ground on Sunday and are no way ready to play this and Saturday. Let me hear the magical selections Bruce could have made in attack? Btw before anyone selects them Gayle and Carrol are still injured.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #40

    No streams I take it ?

    Sky sports news usually does the goals as they go in during the cup gamesb

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