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West Brom v Newcastle: Three Changes

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At The Hawthorns


Alan Pardew has made three changes to the starting line-up for Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixture away at West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm kick-off).

Ayoze Perez, Remy Cabella and Massadio Haidara all return to the Magpies' side at the Hawthorns, as United go in search of a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.

The trio replace Papiss Cisse, who drops down to the substitutes' bench, and Steven Taylor and Gabriel Obertan, who are both missing through injury.

Newcastle are expected to start in a 4-3-3 formation, with goalkeeper Tim Krul protected by a slightly reshuffled back four of Daryl Janmaat, captain Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett - who moves inside from his regular full-back berth - and Haidara.

Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback will once again join forces with Algerian rookie Mehdi Abeid in the middle of the park, after they so successfully stifled Liverpool's threat last time out.

And in the final third, Cabella and Sammy Ameobi will play either side of 21-year-old Spaniard Perez, who has netted recent winners against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

On the bench, joining Cisse there are places for 17-year-old striker Adam Armstrong, Yoan Gouffran, Vurnon Anita, Ryan Taylor, fit-again centre-back Mike Williamson and goalkeeper Rob Elliot.


West Bromwich Albion (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Andre Wisdom, Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott, Sebastien Pocognoli; Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu, James Morrison, Chris Brunt (c); Victor Anichebe, Saido Berahino

Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Cristian Gamboa, Gareth McAuley, Chris Baird, Claudio Yacob, Stephane Sessegnon, Georgios Samaras


Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Mehdi Abeid, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi

Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Ryan Taylor, Mike Williamson, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran, Adam Armstrong, Papiss Cisse


Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

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