Newcastle take on Swansea this afternoon as the Premier League continues in earnest at the Liberty Stadium.
The home side will be fresh from their League Cup triumph last weekend whilst United head into the game in good form after a productive January transfer window.
Indeed there is the carrot of a top ten place on offer for Newcastle this afternoon. If results at Sunderland, Stoke and Manchester United go our way and we manage to beat Swansea we could see ourselves sat in the top half of the table overnight. The down side is that such a scenario would require the Mackems to win a game and that is something I never really want, unless it really saves us from something like relegation or other such instances.
The match itself will not be broadcast live here in the UK but it is scheduled for overseas broadcast meaning there should, hopefully anyway, be a stream of the game available somewhere on the internet. As always, if you know of a good stream then please share it with your fellow NUFC fans who are trying to do much the same as you are and watch the game. You can share it be posting the link in the ‘comments’ section below.
The match preview has been up since yesterday and can be viewed by clicking here if you haven’t already had a look or just fancy having a another little run through of stuff you need to know ahead of the match. It features injury news, facts, stats and some random thoughts ahead of the game.
Team news as ever will be added in at the bottom of this article as and when it becomes available. I’ll be updating it today which is good for Big Dave but probably bad for everyone else as it means I’ll be watching the game and we never win when I watch a game. I swear I’m partly responsible for our poor form earlier on in the season!
Howay the lads!
Swansea: Michael Vorm; Angel Rangel, Garry Monk, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Leon Britton, Jonathan De Guzman; Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Pablo Hernandez; Michu
Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-Yueng, Roland Lamah, Itay Shechter, Luke Moore
Newcastle: Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Cheik Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Subs: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi
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