Newcastle team v Cardiff confirmed: Mitrovic and Perez up front
The Newcastle team v Cardiff has just been named, with United currently three points clear at the top of the Championship and six points above third.
Rafa making only two changes from last Saturday when Newcastle won 2-1 at Preston.
Christian Atsu replacing the suspended Matt Ritchie, whilst Ayoze Perez comes in for Mohamed Diame who drops to the bench.
Rafa Benitez continues with his one striker policy, Dwight Gayle fit again but on the bench.
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Gouffran, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic
Sels, Anita, Hanley, Lazaar, Colback, Diame, Gayle
Newcastle United official social media are showing the team as a 4-4-1-1 formation.
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