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Leicester v Newcastle: Two Changes

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At The King Power Stadium


Paul Dummett and Moussa Sissoko return to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Leicester City (12.45pm kick-off).

Left-sided defender Dummett has missed the last nine games with a knee injury suffered at Crystal Palace back in February, while midfield powerhouse Sissoko has completed a two-game suspension for a sending-off at Liverpool last month.

And head coach John Carver has put the pair straight back into the mix as the Magpies look to end a run of seven successive defeats.

Dummett and Sissoko replace Vurnon Anita and Remy Cabella in the only two changes from last weekend's 3-2 home defeat by Swansea, as United keep faith once again with a midfield diamond formation.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul will be behind a back four of Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Dummett.

Ryan Taylor will anchor the visitors' midfield at the King Power Stadium, with Jonas Gutierrez and Jack Colback just ahead of him in the engine room.

And Sissoko is expected to be deployed in the hole behind a strike partnership of Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere.

Joining Anita and Cabella on the substitutes' bench are Siem de Jong, Adam Armstrong, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid and teenage goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.


Leicester City (3-5-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Marcin Wasilewski, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan (c); Marc Albrighton, Matty James, Esteban Cambiasso, Riyad Mahrez, Jeff Schlupp; Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa

Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Danny Drinkwater, Dean Hammond, Chris Wood, Andrej Kramaric


Newcastle United (4-1-2-1-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Ryan Taylor; Jonas Gutierrez, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko; Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere

Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Vurnon Anita, Mehdi Abeid, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong


Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral)

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