Newcastle v West Brom: Perch Starts
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James Perch has been handed a starting spot for Newcastle United as they entertain West Bromwich Albion
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
James Perch has been handed a starting spot for Newcastle United as they entertain West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon (3pm kick-off).
The inclusion of the versatile former Nottingham Forest is an enforced swap, replacing the suspended Cheick Tiote, who was sent off against Sunderland last weekend.
And that is the Magpies' only change to their starting line-up from the one which took to the Stadium of Light pitch seven days ago.
There are nine alterations from Thursday night's Europa League victory over Club Brugge, but in terms of United's Premier League team it is very familiar.
And Ameobi partners six-goal leading scorer Demba Ba, who bagged a double when the Baggies came to Tyneside last season.
West Brom name on-loan Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku up front on his own, while ex-Middlesbrough midfielder James Morrison is also in the starting line-up.
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Gabriel Tamas, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; Youssouf Mulumbu, James Morrison; Peter Odemwingie, Zoltan Gera, Graham Dorrans; Romelu Lukaku
Substitutes: Luke Daniels, Gonzalo Jara Reyes, Goran Popov, Yassine El Ghanassy, Markus Rosenberg, Shane Long, Marc-Antoine Fortune
Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)