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Newcastle v Leeds: Six Changes

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Alan Pardew has made six changes to his starting line-up for Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie against Leeds

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has made six changes to his starting line-up for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup third round home tie against Leeds (7.45pm kick-off).

However, it is still a strong Magpies' team which will take to the fiel at St. James' Park, with six full internationals and a further four who have represented their respective countries at under-21 level.

United were beaten 3-2 by Hull in league action at the weekend, and Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran and Sammy Ameobi come in to face Leeds.

They replace Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy.

For experienced centre-back Williamson, it is his first appearance of the 2013/14 campaign and he will be part of a back four with Mathieu Debuchy, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Dummett, which will protect goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Vurnon Anita and Tiote will anchor the hosts' midfield, with Marveaux and Ameobi on either flank just ahead of them.

And Gouffran will be deployed in the number ten role, just behind Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse.

On the substitutes' bench there are places for youngsters Jak Alnwick, Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic, joining Yanga-Mbiwa, Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling and Gabriel Obertan.


Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote; Sylvain Marveaux Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse

Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa


Leeds United (4-3-3): Paddy Kenny; Sam Byram, Scott Wootton, Jason Pearce, Stephen Warnock; Alex Mowatt, Rodolph Austin, Michael Tonge; Ross McCormack, Matt Smith, Dominic Poleon

Substitutes: Alex Cairns, Aidan White, Michael Brown, Luke Murphy, Paul Green, Noel Hunt, El-Hadj Diouf


Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)