St. James' Park
Barclays Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Leading scorer Papiss Cisse has been handed a starting spot for Newcastle United in Sunday's crucial Barclays Premier League fixture against West Ham United (3pm kick-off).
The Senegalese striker, who has bagged 11 goals in just 21 appearances, returns to the Magpies side as one of three changes from last weekend's defeat at Queens Park Rangers.
And in the final third, Cisse will be partnered by Emmanuel Riviere, who broke his Premier League duck last weekend and has three goals in all competitions for the season.
West Ham United (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Carl Jenkinson; Winston Reid, Reece Burke, Aaron Cresswell; Alex Song, Kevin Nolan (c); Stewart Downing, Cheikhou Koyate, Enner Valencia; Carlton Cole
Substitutes: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Joey O'Brien, James Tomkins, Morgan Amalfitano, Matt Jarvis, Nene, Elliot Lee
Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)