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Southampton v Newcastle: One Change

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At St. Mary's Stadium


Alan Pardew has made one change to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture at Southampton (3pm kick-off).

Playmaker Siem de Jong is ruled out for a number of months with a thigh injury, so fellow Dutchman Vurnon Anita returns to the Magpies' side for their trip to the south coast.

And that is the only alteration from United's 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago.

It means the visitors are expected to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalkeeper Tim Krul making his 150th appearance for the Club.

In front of the Netherlands international stopper is a back four of Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara.

Anita and Jack Colback will anchor Newcastle's midfield, with a trio of Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran ahead of them.

And they will be tasked with supplying the ammunition for summer signing Emmanuel Riviere, who starts up top.

On the substitutes' bench there is a first sighting this term of Cheick Tiote, with the Ivorian having returned from international duty unscathed.

And he is joined by forwards Ayoze Perez and Adam Armstrong, wingers Sammy Ameobi and Gabriel Obertan, centre-back Steven Taylor and goalkeeper Rob Elliot.


Southampton (4-3-3): Fraser Forster; Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte (c), Toby Alderweireld, Ryan Bertrand; Steven Davis, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork; Shane Long, Graziano Pelle, Dusan Tadic

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Maya Yoshida, Florin Gardos, Victor Wanyama, James Ward-Prowse, Sam McQueen, Emmanuel Mayuka


Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere

Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Ayoze Perez

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