CONFIRMED: Newcastle United v Everton line-ups; Cisse starts, Lukaku benched!

St James Park Two

Here is how Newcastle and Everton will line up for today’s Premier League clash at St. James' Park...

Newcastle United starting XI: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Dummett; Perez, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Gouffran; Cisse.

Newcastle United substitutes: Woodman, Santon, S.Taylor, Anita, Cabella, Riviere, Armstrong.

Everton starting XI: Joel; Coleman, Distin, Alcaraz, Garbutt; Baines, Barry (C), McCarthy, McGeady; Eto'o, Kone.

Everton substitutes: Griffiths, Oviedo, Lukaku, Mirallas, Besic, Barkley, Browning.

Two teams who lost on Boxing Day will look to recover today as Newcastle United host Everton at St. James Park.

Newcastle get back to the familiar surroundings of St. James' Park after losing 3-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, with manager Alan Pardew hoping to arrest a slide in recent results.

His quest to do so has seen Papiss Cisse recalled to the starting line-up after he was just a substitute against United, with teenager Adam Armstrong back on the bench.

Meanwhile, Everton's poor season continued with a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City on Friday, and manager Roberto Martinez has made a number of changes for today's game.

From the team that lost to Stoke, Tim Howard, John Stones, Phil Jagielka, Steven Naismith, Ross Barkley, Kevin MIrallas and Romelu Lukaku drop out, with Joel, Sylvain Distin, Antolin Alcaraz, Luke Garbutt, Aiden McGeady, Samuel Eto'o and Arouna Kone coming in with Maritnez desperate to generate some momentum.

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