Newcastle v Cardiff: Strong Cup Side
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Alan Pardew has named a strong side for the Magpies' FA Cup third round tie against Cardiff at St. James' Park
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. James' Park
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has named a strong side for the Magpies' FA Cup third round tie against Cardiff at St. James' Park (3pm kick-off).
There are seven changes from New Year's Day's defeat at West Brom, but it still includes seven full internationals from the off.
United will line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Elliot protected by a back four of Davide Santon, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa and Haidara.
And Cisse will lead the line on his own as he looks for his third goal of the season in all competitions.
Cardiff (4-4-2): David Marshall; Kevin McNaughton, Mark Hudson (c), Ben Turner, Declan John; Don Cowie, Aron Gunnarsson, Kim Bo-Kyung, Peter Whittingham; Peter Odemwingie, Andreas Cornelius
Substitutes: Joe Lewis, John Brayford, Steven Caulker, Tommy Smith, Craig Noone, Craig Conway, Fraizer Campbell
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)