Alan Pardew; “Nile will start. I think he’s probably the story of the last two or three months in terms of a positive. He’s been out of the papers, he’s been on time for the last eight to ten weeks and he’s put in application on the training ground”.
With options severely limited by his Captain Colo’s suspension and numerous injuries, Alan Pardew sends out the following eleven; Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Tiote, Gutierrez, Anita, Ferguson, Ba, Cisse,
Both captain Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote start against Manchester United in tonight’s match, though Alan Pardew has resisted the temptation to play Papiss Cisse from the start and he’s on the bench.