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Newcastle At West Bromwich Albion – Team Prediction, Injuries, And Poll Result

This is the team we predicted Steve Bruce would select for tonight’s FA Cup match at West Brom. It has seven changes from the 0-0 draw against Burnley.

It is not looking like this will be the team Steve Bruce decides upon for today. There have been some reports this morning that Dwight Gayle will not be risked after playing the full 90 minutes on Saturday.

That will leave either Joelinton or Yoshinori Muto to lead the line. We’d like to see Muto get another chance to see how he does with a support striker behind him.

Allan Saint-Maximin has also made the trip to the Hawthorns and is in contention for a starting place. So we think he’ll end up getting the nod on the left wing.

The injury situation has cleared up nicely for Steve Bruce, giving him plenty of options all over the pitch. Though it appears unlikely that he will risk either Jonjo Shelvey or Javier Manquillo after they played the full game against Burnley.

Newcastle Injuries

Andy Carroll – hip, Ciaran Clark – ankle, Emil Krafth – ankle (late fitness test), Allan Saint-Maximin (late fitness test)

West Brom Injuries and Suspensions

Jonathan Leko – knee, Ahmed Hegazi – hamstring, Grady Diangana – hamstring, Romaine Sawyers – red card suspension

Our poll for this match has a majority of voters picking Newcastle to lose today. However, it is somewhat close with 44% going for a victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

How this game unfolds will be very interesting, and we really have no idea what to expect. Hopefully, Newcastle can grab an early goal or two and see off West Brom rather comfortably.

What Will Be The Result Against West Brom In The FA Cup?

  • Loss (56%, 776 )
  • Win (44%, 608 )

Total Voters: 1,384

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12 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Lesh, droppy, Tom

    Watching it now on iplayer!
    Bloody brilliant!
    Ah man! The memories are flooding back!
    Sadly, I AM old enough!

  • investinyouthtoon

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2
  • simon376

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #3

    I watched it last night and said how its such a shame there is nobody like him now. Dont think anyone out now could perform like that and start up different bands, totally brilliant

  • CJ

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Amazing to hear that after 28 games Bruce admits he’s not been playing Almiron in his best position. This follows his admission after 27 games that Joelinton is not a natural striker.
    I think the majority of us had noticed this after 3 games at most.. I can’t wait to hear his next revelation!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    If you’re about.
    From The Chronicle:
    “Federico Fernandez has deleted a tweet which said Rafa Benitez “deserved” a better end to his time at Newcastle United. Federico Fernandez. Fernandez, signed from Swansea City last summer, was one of the first players to react to the news that manager Benitez would leave the club when his contract expires on Sunday.26 Jun 2019.
    The defender said on Twitter: “Thanks Rafa. I think you and the staff deserved a different way to end your time as a Newcastle manager. All the people around Newcastle love you. All the best for the future.”
    However the 30 year old has since deleted the tweet.
    That might go a long way to explain why NONE of the players gave their support(except the messages Reilly posted and Fed) after Fed was obviously disciplined or at the very least told to remove it the tweet. Funnily enough, Perez is gone and there’s been no mention of contract talks for Fed or Hayden. Shelvey and Ritchie might get one for saying Brucie likes to cuddle them, where as Rafa didn’t.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6


    Just bought mine.

  • dee em

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Saint maximin joined us because he had been taking the Mick out of Patrick viera at nice by not turning up on time for training. History appears to be repeating itself. Bruce can’t allow it without the situation damaging squad morale so he has to win, or maybe saint maximums agent reckons he’s been on match of the day enough to orchestrate a move to a bigger club?

  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 3, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Thank god for ESPN+, 12.55pm kick off.
    I can see half day today is in my future.

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 3, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #9

    So much Burdon says about Newcastle is so true even though so much of his story probably alters over the years.
    Glad he’s finished up with a settled life and a few bob in the bank!

  • lesh

    Mar 3, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Simon, Moonraker

    My favourite memory of Burdon was when they used to play at the Downbeat as the Alan Price Combo in the early sixties. The place crowded, jumping and Burdon, dressed in jean’s, an ex US army combat jacket and helmet, giving it six nowt – a real blues shouter.

  • Kevin Vegan

    Mar 3, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #11

    I really hope we don’t start Darlow again. It’s not like the keeper has to run around for 90 minutes, and we can all see that Dubravka is substantially better. I have no disagreements with us rotating the outfield, especially when we have equivalent standard players on the bench and when nobody has been in great form over the last few outings, but Dubravka could make all the difference here.

    There’s no reason to rest Dubs apart from keeping Darlow happy. Winning the tie would be a much bigger morale boost for the team than risking having one unhappy second-team keeper who wanted another shot at a cup game after letting 2 in against Oxford.

    It’s a no-brainer. That said, I’m fully expecting to see Darlow in net in 3 hours’ time.

  • Kevin Vegan

    Mar 3, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12


    I’m guessing a tweet announcing that Mike Ashley isn’t as popular as some other owners, followed by a statement to the fans explaining that based on what he has seen so far he doesn’t think we’re ready to win the league this season. It might still be a bit early for him to commit to anything as concrete as that, though.


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