Papiss Cisse
By Mark Hannen


Newcastle United travel to Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday (3pm kick-off), with the Magpies hoping to bounce back from last Saturday's defeat at home to Leicester City.

United were beaten 3-0 at St. James' Park, a win that took the Foxes to the top of the Premier League, whilst Palace also suffered a defeat - a 1-0 Monday night loss at home to Sunderland - their fourth home defeat of the season.

When the sides met last season both games ended in draws; 3-3 at St. James' Park in August 2014 followed by a 1-1 at Selhust Park in February.

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Saturday's fixture is the 36th match between the clubs and the 29th in the league.

United's allocation of 2,800 tickets has sold out.

11th February, 2015 - Crystal Palace 1 (Campbell 71) Newcastle United 1 (Cisse 42)

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Julian Speroni; Joel Ward, Brede Hangeland, Damien Delaney, Martin Kelly (Yannick Bolasie 68); James McArthur, Joe Ledley; Jason Puncheon, Marouane Chamakh (Dwight Gayle 66), Wilfried Zaha; Yaya Sanogo (Fraizer Campbell 26)

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Massadio Haidara; Moussa SissokoJack Colback; Remy Cabella (Paul Dummett 85), Ayoze Perez (Emmanuel Riviere 90), Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse (Mehdi Abeid 78)

PL35 W21 D7 L7 F55 A29

(Last six games - all competitions

Crystal Palace - LWDLLL
Newcastle United - LWDLWL

Crystal Palace (v Sunderland, Premier League):
Wayne Hennessey; Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Pape N'Diaye Souare; James McArthur, Yohan Cabaye; Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon (Bakary Sako 46, Patrick Bamford 69), Yannick Bolasie; Connor Wickham (Marouane Chamakh 76)
Subs not used: Julian Speroni, Martin Kelly, Mile Jedinak, Joe Ledley

Newcastle United (v Leicester, Premier League): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (Florian Thauvin 19), Vurnon Anita, Georginio Wijnaldum; Ayoze Perez (Siem de Jong 81), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Papiss Cisse 62)
Subs not used: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Jamaal Lascelles, Yoan Gouffran

Crystal Palace -
Yohan Cabaye/Dwight Gayle (4)
Newcastle - Georginio Wijnaldum (6)

Crystal Palace - Bakary Sako will miss a couple of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Sunderland on Monday night, and he joins fellow forward Dwight Gayle (hamtring) on the sidelines. That aside, manager Alan Pardew has a clean bill of health.

Newcastle - Massadio Haidara will be out for four months with a knee injury, while Cheick Tiote will also miss Saturday's match having sustained a groin injury last weekend against Leicester. Midfielder Jack Coback and goalkeeper Karl Darlow are back in the squad but Tim Krul (knee), Gabriel Obertan (hamstring), Steven Taylor (hamstring), Emmanuel Riviere (knee) and Rolando Aarons (ankle) remain sidelined

Keith Millen, Crystal Palace assistant manager: "We have Alan here, Yohan was obviously there as a player. They all enjoyed it there, they were successful and enjoyed working with the players. Andy Woodman left at the start of the season so we know a lot about their players. We have an insight into their individuals, but we don't know what team they will play. We expect a reaction from them after the disappointment of losing at home. They try and play football. We have been playing okay at Selhurst, but teams are making it hard for us."

Steve McClaren, Newcastle head coach: "I've had a good week on the training field. It's been a feisty, competitive and intense week, which is just what we're looking for because we lacked all of those things last Saturday against Leicester. It's just what we needed and I think we have got the message across to the players. You're going to lose games but there are certain ways to lose - last Saturday is gone now. What we've done this week in training we hope to bring to Palace (on Saturday)."


Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire): 2015/16 record - 19 games, 62 yellow cards, 3 red cards

Darren Ambrose, John Burridge, Yohan Cabaye, Fitz Hall, Shefki Kuqi, Peter Ramage, Wayne Routledge, Andy Thorn

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United are unbeaten in five Premier League visits to Selhurst Park, winning four and drawing one.