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Ben Arfa Starts In Newcastle United Team of Surprises v Anzhi

8 years ago
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Alan Pardew has surprised us all by naming a starting eleven that none of us could have predicted for the match in Moscow tonight.

The very welcome news is that the manager has thought Hatem Ben Afra fit enough to start but fans will maybe be asking why the likes of Santon, Taylor and Tiote are on the bench.

Elliot, Simpson, Mapou, Perch, Haidara, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Sissoko, Obertan, Ben Arfa

Playing without a recognised out and out striker is strange, although Alan Pardew has made clear that he doesn’t think Shola is suited to this surface and only brought him to Russia due to Cisse missing through illness.

it looks like a crazy plan but it could just work…

With on the bench;

Alnwick, Santon, Taylor, Bigirimana, Tiote, Shola, Campbell

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