Newcastle travel to South London today to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in what is our last match before Christmas.
After drawing last weekend against Southampton, and ideal present from the lads would be for us to get back to winning ways against the Eagles.
However it won’t be easy. A few weeks ago Crystal Palace were in danger of limping out of the Premier League with barely a whimper, but a new manager and new approach under Tony Pulis seems to have given them some renewed hope. Indeed a win today coupled with other results falling for them elsewhere could see them lifted out of the bottom three just in time for Christmas.
United are capable of winning this one but they will need to match the fight and effort a side put together by Tony Pulis will put into a match. If they can do that then eventually our quality should show through but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens I guess.
For more background information about the match including a history of the fixture, injury concerns for each side and some stats and facts then why not take a look at the match preview if you’ve not already done so? Just scroll down the page and look for the link.
The match will not be shown live here in the UK but it has been listed for broadcast by several overseas channels so picking up a stream should be a possibility. Normal rules apply though which means if you do find a stream then share it with others by leaving a link in the ‘comments’ section below.
Team news will be added in fully below as soon as I can get my hands on it. I’ll actually be able to watch the game today as I don’t start work until later which is a bonus for me. Hopefully the players can put on a show for me, and for all of us.
Howay the lads!
Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni, Adrian Mariappa, Danny Gabbidon, Damien Delaney, Dean Moxey, Joel Ward, Mile Jedinak, Jason Puncheon, Barry Bannan, Marouane Chamakh, Cameron Jerome
Subs: Lewis Price, Jonathan Parr, Jose Campana, Yannick Bolasie, Jonathan Williams, Kevin Phillips, Dwight Gayle
Newcastle: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Loic Remy
Subs: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse