Newcastle v West Ham: Four Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Alan Pardew has made four changes to his United starting line-up for Saturday's home fixture against West Ham
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. James' Park
Alan Pardew has made four changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League fixture against West Ham United at St. James' Park.
As well as the change in personnel, there is also a switch in formation for the hosts on Tyneside, as they will line-up in a 4-4-2.
West Ham make one change from their opening day victory over Cardiff City, with new signing Stewart Downing replacing Joe Cole.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Sylvain Marveaux; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Jussi Jaaskelainen; Guy Demel, James Collins, Winston Reid, Joey O'Brien; Mark Noble, Mohamed Diame; Matt Jarvis, Kevin Nolan (c), Stewart Downing; Modibo Maiga
Substitutes: Adrian, Razvan Rat, James Tomkins, Alou Diarra, Joe Cole, Ravel Morrison, Ricardo Vaz Te
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)