Papiss Cisse

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Newcastle United entertain Manchester United in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon (4pm kick-off).

When the sides met last season they played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, before the Magpies ran out convincing 3-0 winners onTyneside in January.

And Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be hoping for more of the same from his troops, who will be hoping to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to five games.

The two Uniteds faced each other less than ten days ago in the Capital One Cup - with the Red Devils 2-1 victors - but both teams are expected to be much-changed from that meeting.

 

STAT ATTACK
Today's match is the 154th match between the two clubs, and the 147th in the league.


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LAST MEETING
September 26, 2012 - Manchester United 2 (Anderson 44, Cleverley 58) Newcastle 1 (Cisse 62)

Manchester United (4-3-3): David de Gea; Marnick Vermijl (Ryan Tunnicliffe 77), Michael Keane, Scott Wootton, Alex Buttner (Robert Brady 86); Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney (Nick Powell 77), Javier Hernandez

Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (Shane Ferguson 61), James Tavernier; Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 71), Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux; Haris Vuckic (Papiss Cisse 61); Shola Ameobi


FULL RECORD v MANCHESTER UNITED
P153 W40 D37 L76 F223 A292


FORM GUIDE
(Last six games - all competitions)

Newcastle - WDLWDD
Manchester United - WLWWWW


LAST LINE-UP
Newcastle (v Bordeaux, Europa League): Rob Elliot (Steve Harper 46); Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Shane Ferguson; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (Dan Gosling 71), Yohan Cabaye (Gael Bigirimana 61); Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan
Not used: Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Demba Ba

Manchester United (v FC Cluj, Champions League): David de Gea; Rafael, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans (Scott Wootton 79), Patrice Evra; Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson; Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez (Danny Welbeck 83)
Not used: Anders Lindegaard, Alex Buttner, Nani, Nick Powell, Shinji Kagawa


TEAM NEWS
Newcastle -
Goalkeepers Rob Elliot (groin) is sidelined having picked up a knock in United's Europa League win over Bordeaux on Thursday. He joins fellow stopper Tim Krul (elbow) and defender Ryan Taylor (knee) on the sidelines. The Magpies have are doubts over centre-backs Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (calf)

Manchester United - Experienced trio Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are all set to return, having been ruled out of the Red Devils' midweek trip to Romania. Centre-back Jonny Evans should have recovered from a dead leg picked up in that game, but there is still a doubt over winger Antonio Valencia. Defender Chris Smalling is back in training following a foot injury but this game will come too soon for him, and they are also without Ashley Young (knee), Nemanja Vidic (knee) and Phil Jones (knee).


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager:
"We could have done with an easer fixture to keep our rhythm going, as it's hard to get rhythm against Manchester United. They pass the ball so well and have such great players. But in terms of momentum we couldn't go in to it in better shape. Hopefully we will take that into the game and give a good account of ourselves."


Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager: "It's always a difficult place to go. They'll be buoyed by their support. I think Alan Pardew has a really good team there. After the game against Tottenham we have to make sure we don't lose."


REFEREE
Howard Webb (Yorkshire) - 2012/13 record: 6 games, 24 yellow cards, 2 red cards


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
Peter Beardsley, Nicky Butt, Andy Cole, Alan Davies, Keith Gillespie, Ronny Johnsen, Mick Martin, David McCreery, Liam O'Brien, Gabriel Obertan, Michael Owen, Giuseppe Rossi, Louis Saha, Danny Simpson, Alan Smith


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DID YOU KNOW?
Manchester United have conceded the first goal in every one of their Premier League away fixtures this season.