The Magpies are struggling from a plethora of injury problems, but fortunately third-choice goalkeeper Jan Alnwick has been ruled fit and will start against the Black Cats this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Sunderland will be keen for all three points today – having drawn an incredible ten games already this season. Firepower’s been a real problem for this season so …. will have to put in an improved performance up top.
So, without further ado, here’s the confirmed starting line-ups for the feisty North-West clash:
#NUFC v Sunderland (4-3-3): Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), S.Taylor, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Tiote; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 21, 2014
#SAFC: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, O’Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 21, 2014
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