Alan Pardew’s men were triumphant last weekend at Old Trafford in, arguably, the shock result of the weekend, and will be looking to carry their performance into this afternoon’s clash with Southampton – who are in need of a positive result after their recent dip in form.
The in-form Loic Remy once again spearheads the Magpies’ attack, while Hatem Ben Arfa is benched by Pardew.
Only two changes for the Saints, with Rickie Lambert and Jos Hooiveld in for Adam Lallana ad Jose Fonte.
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