Sissoko, Cisse & Cabaye Start In Strong(ish) Europa Line-Up
FC Metalist Kharkiv v Newcastle United
Thursday 21 February 2013 6pm (live on ESPN)
Newcastle take on FC Metalist in the Ukraine tonight, knowing a scoring draw or better will take them into the last 16 and United took the following squad.
Shola, Anita, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Cisse, Coloccini, Elliot, Gosling, Jonas, Haidara, Krul, Marveaux, Obertan, Perch, Simpson, Sissoko, (S) Taylor, Tiote, Mapou
A few surprises but overall a very decent team lines up as follows;
Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Mapou, Haidara, Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Marveaux, Cisse, Shola
A few surprises and the stand out one is that of the nineteen who travelled, Cheick Tiote is the only one not to even make the bench, illness ruling Cheick out.
It will be good to see Mapou in his favoured position and of course Haidara make his debut.
Those starting from the bench are;
Elliot, Perch, Taylor, Gosling, Bigirimana, Jonas, Obertan
Not an awful lot of goals on the bench so hopefully we’ll get the job done early!
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