Two changes in confirmed Newcastle team v Sunderland – Townsend and Mbemba start
The Newcastle team v Sunderland sees Rafa Benitez make two changes.
Townsend starts ahead of Anita, whilst Chancel Mbemba replaces Steven Taylor.
According to the club, the team lines up 4-4-2, with Perez and Mitrovic up front, Townsend on left and Sissoko the right, with Wijnaldum alongside Shelvey in the middle.
Newcastle starting 11
Elliot, Janmaat, Lascelles, Mbemba, Colback, Sissoko, Townsend, Shelvey, Perez, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic
On the bench
Darlow, Taylor, Anita, Saivet, de Jong, Riviere, Cisse
(Compare the Rafa Benitez team to the predicted one featured earlier HERE)
Sunderland starting 11
Mannone, Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, van Aanholt, Kirchoff, M’Vila, Rodwell, Khazri, Borini, Defoe
Jones, Cattermole, N’Doye, O’Shea, Lens, Toivonen, Pickford
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