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Newcastle vs. West Ham: Lineups and Discussion

Newcastle United v West Ham United - Premier League

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: A general view of St James Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James’ Park on August 24, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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Newcastle United are looking to get off to a winning start in front of their passionate home fans at St. James Park.

Alan Pardew has made four changes as his team look to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on the opening weekend.

As Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi come in for Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote Jonas Gutierrez and Yoan Gouffran.

While West Ham have made just one change, as winger Stewart Downing comes in for Joe Cole.

A direct and bruising game is expected in the North East, watch it all live here on NBC Sports Live Extra.

LINEUPS

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini (c), Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux; Shola Ameobi, Cissé. Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Dummett, Gosling, Gouffran, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Collins, Reid, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: Adrian, Rat, Tomkins, Diarra, Morrison, Cole, Vaz Te.

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