The Newcastle team v Brentford has just been named, with United potentially going top this afternoon with a win (if Norwich fail to get a victory).

Rafa Benitez makes one change from the team that won at Rotherham before the international break.

Mohamed Diame has been left out….and replaced by…Ayoze Perez.

Mitrovic has to settle for a place on the bench.

A few other notable missing players and Rafa Benitez said that some were feeling the after effects of international duty.

There is no Ritchie or Mbemba in the matchday 18, possibly also with Tuesday’s game at Barnsley in mind.

Newcastle starting 11:

Darlow, Anita, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Gouffran, Colback, Shelvey, Atsu, Perez, Gayle


Sels, Lazaar, Yedlin, Hanley, Hayden, Diame, Mitrovic

NUFC are showing the team as a 4-4-1-1 formation,

(Compare this to the collective fans choice of Newcastle team v Brentford we published earlier here)

Newcastle v Brentford Match Betting:

All  Newcastle v Brentford betting HERE

Draw HT and NUFC to win FT 18/5 NUFC to win 2-0 15/2Dwight Gayle to score in 1-0 win 25/1

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