Pardew Bends To Fan Pressure And Starts With Hatem Ben Arfa and Two Other Changes
Alan Pardew bends to fans pressure and makes two vital changes to Newcastle eleven to face Southampton, both Hatem Ben Arfa and Massadio Haidara starting.
In a poll we ran in advance of the trip to the south coast, a massive 94% of fans said they thought Hatem Ben Arfa should start against the Saints, while Massadio Haidara also easily outpointed Paul Dummett at left-back.
The one other change sees Rob Elliot replacing the injured Tim Krul in goal.
Elliot, Mapou, Wiiliamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Cisse
The club are reporting the starting eleven as a 4-2-3-1 formation, with no doubt Tiote and Anita the holding pair but I wonder if Hatem Ben Arfa will be given a central or wide right role in the three behind Papiss Cisse?
While on the bench Newcastle have;
Alnwick, Santon, Dummett, Steven Taylor, Gosling, Shola, De Jong
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