(Sporting Alert) — Southampton made two changes from the team that shocked Manchester City in the last EPL out for today’s clash with Newcastle United.
The moves see Jason Puncheon and Danny Fox dropping back to the bench, with Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana both returning to the starting team.
Meanwhile, there were seven changes to the Newcastle United after their long trip to Russia in midweek for the Europa League, with Shola Ameobi amongst those on the bench.
Yoan Gouffran starts, Rob Elliot comes in for the injured Tim Krul, while Jonas Gutierrez and Cheick Tiote return as well.
Newcastle v Southampton Teams
Newcastle: Elliot, Debuchy, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Gouffran, Cisse. Subs: Alnwick, Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan.
Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Hooiveld, Yoshida, Shaw, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Fonte, Ramirez, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, Puncheon.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)