Apr 5, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT
Newcastle host Manchester United on Saturday (Watch live on NBCSN, 10 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra) at St. James’ Park as seventh play eighth.
The Magpies are struggling with an injury crisis as Moussai Sissoko has been joined on the sidelines by Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy. As for United, they are missing Wayne Rooney and will have one eye on their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich next Wednesday.
If Newcastle win, it will be the first time they’ve done the league double over Man United since 1930-31 after their 1-0 win at Old Trafford earlier this season.
Newcastle United: Elliot; Santon, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara; Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran; de Jong, Cissé. Subs: Alnwick, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.
Manchester United: Lindegaard; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Evra; Young, Mata, Fletcher, Fellaini, Kagawa; Chicharito. Subs: De Gea, Büttner, Vidic, Cleverley, Januzaj, Nani, Wilson
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