Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our match article which will cover the visit of Hull City this afternoon.
It’s early days in terms of the Premier League season yet United have managed to tick along quite nicely in terms of results.
A 4-0 humping in our first game of the season wasn’t the best start, and our goal difference is still smarting from that, but four games unbeaten since the opening day has given supporters a cautious optimism. However it’s not just results that have mattered though as performances have also been better. Simply put we’re playing better football these days and there is a sense that if we can keep these players fit and performing we might actually be able to muster a decent season.
Standing in the way of us continuing our run today are Hull City managed by former Mackem manager Steve Bruce. He will no doubt want to prove a point as the last time he was seen at St James’ Park he presided over our fiercest rivals heaviest defeat on Tyneside in living memory.
It’s an interesting game on paper as United should have enough in the tank to despatch the newly promoted Tigers, but United always seem to struggle when they are favourites and that is something I’m very mindful of.
Team news will be added in below, in full, as and when it becomes available but it’s always worth checking the comments at roughly 2pm as team news is often posted there first.
Being a 3pm kick-off means that the game is not being shown live here in the UK but it is being broadcast overseas so finding a stream shouldn’t be too much of a hardship. If you do happen to stumble across a reliable stream then by all means share it by leaving a link in the ‘comments’ section below.
That’s just about it. Will we fall the right side of expectation today? Or will Hull City be celebrating a third win at St James’ Park in four seasons?
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini (c), Santon; Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, Cissé, Remy.
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Williamson, Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran.
Hull City: McGregor, Rosenior, Davies (c), Chester, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Quinn, Aluko, Graham.
Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, Boyd, Meyler, Proschwitz, Sagbo.