Good day everyone and welcome to this article which will take us through the visit of Crystal Palace this afternoon.
Alan Pardew serves the second of his three game stadium ban so it will be John Carver who is tasked with trying to get us a victory following the disappointing defeat to Fulham last weekend.
For Palace it’s a second consecutive away fixture in the North-East following their 0-0 draw at Sunderland last weekend. Currently perched just above the drop zone Tony Pulis will be looking for a similar result or perhaps even better this time around as he attempts to keep his side clear of relegation.
Early injury news, a history of the fixture detailing the head-to-head record with a few facts and stats thrown in can be found in the match preview which is online here.
The game, as with all Saturday 3pm kick-offs, is not being broadcast live here in the UK although some overseas channels have the game listed for transmission so those not at the game will be relying on streams to watch the game. Have a look in the ‘comments’ below because there is usually a few links to watch the match posted in there somewhere.
Team news will be published below as soon as I can possibly get round to it.
On the surface this should be a home banker but it never works out that way with United. Take no notice of league positions as they don’t really matter. Palace and Pulis will make a game of this and we’ll have to be at our best to beat them.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tioté, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse
Subs: Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Massadio Haïdara, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi
Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni, Adrian Mariappa, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Joel Ward, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Mile Jedinak, Yannick Bolasie, Joe Ledley, Jason Puncheon, Cameron Jerome
Subs: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Gabbidon, Stuart O’Keefe, Adlene Guedioura, Barry Bannan, Tom Ince, Glenn Murray
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