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Newcastle vs. West Ham: Lineups and Discussion

Aug 24, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

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Newcastle United are looking to get off to a winning start in front of their passionate home fans at St. James Park.

Alan Pardew has made four changes as his team look to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on the opening weekend.

As Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi come in for Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote  Jonas Gutierrez and Yoan Gouffran.

While West Ham have made just one change, as winger Stewart Downing comes in for Joe Cole.

A direct and bruising game is expected in the North East, watch it all live here on NBC Sports Live Extra.

LINEUPS

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini (c), Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux; Shola Ameobi, Cissé. Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Dummett, Gosling, Gouffran, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Collins, Reid, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: Adrian, Rat, Tomkins, Diarra, Morrison, Cole, Vaz Te.

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