Newcastle United line-up vs Crystal Palace: Two changes from Liverpool - as key duo’s absence continues
Newcastle United’s confirmed line-up versus Crystal Palace - including starting XI and substitutes.
Both changes are at centre-half with Fabian Schar and Sven Botman replacing Jamaal Lascelles and Dan Burn.
Isak retains his place after shaking off a dead leg against Liverpool, where he scored on his debut on Wednesday.
Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin are close to returning from their respective hamstring injuries but the visit of Palace is a game too soon for the pair.
Speaking ahead of today’s game, Howe said: “Crystal Palace have done very well this season. They’ve had a tough fixture list themselves, as we have, and they’ve managed themselves well through those tough encounters.
“I expect St. James’ Park to be rocking again. I think the Anfield experience at the end there will hopefully get the crowd into the game from minute one, and certainly I want to see a positive reaction from my team from what happened.”
Newcastle United XI: Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Matt Targett, Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Ryan Fraser, Alexander Isak. Subs: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Chris Wood, Jacob Murphy, Elliot Anderson, Dan Burn.