Confirmed Newcastle team v Reading: 3 changes as Gouffran, Murphy, Perez & Jesus Gamez start
The Newcastle team v Reading.
Newcastle could potentially go eight points clear at the top if beating Reading and Brighton lose at Rotherham.
In terms of automatic promotion, the gap to third could be as big as 14 points if all results go the way of NUFC.
The starting eleven he is relying on tonight – Rafa Benitez has made three changes.
Perez in for Diame, Gouffran for Atsu and surprisingly Jesus Gamez for Anita.
Maybe even more surprisingly, Dwight Gayle remains on the bench and Daryl Murphy continues as the sole striker.
No sign of Yedlin in the squad but Chancel Mbemba gets a rare inclusion on the bench.
Darlow, Gamez, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Colback, Shelvey, Gouffran, Perez, Murphy
Elliot, Hanley, Mbemba, Yedlin, Anita, Diame, Gayle
Compare Rafa’s selection to the predicted team we featured earlier HERE
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