With injuries and suspensions, changes were inevitable to the Newcastle 11 v Cardiff.
We already knew Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Fabricio Coloccini would miss the FA Cup match, with Tim Krul very likely to join them.
Against West Brom at the Hawthorns, Alan Pardew’s team lined up with Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran, Shola and Remy.
For today’s third round cup game against Cardiff, Alan Pardew has made 7 changes and the team lines up as follows;
Elliot, Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Cisse
While the subs bench includes Remy in the following seven;
Alnwick, Dummett, Williamson, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola, Remy
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