This is the team Steve Bruce has chosen to face Crystal Palace this afternoon. It has just one change from the loss at Arsenal with Fabian Schar coming in for the injured Ciaran Clark.
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As expected, Joelinton makes the starting eleven despite his thigh problem. Dwight Gayle makes his return to the bench after recovering from his hamstring injury.
We’re a little surprised that Bruce hasn’t rotated more. He has allowed the lads from last weekend to redeem themselves this afternoon.
Roy Hodgson has selected the following side for the hosts.
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The lads must show a reaction today from the second-half collapse at the Emirates. A result is a must to avoid the start of a losing streak at this critical point in the season.
Really all three points should be the aim with Crystal Palace struggling without a win in 2020. With a run of favorable fixtures on the horizon, Newcastle can start that off brilliantly with a victory this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!