(Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for today’s English Barclays Premier League clash between Sunderland and Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light.
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For the home side Sunderland, new boss Gus Poyet has decided to give a starting place to former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena, as he seeks to find a way to start winning games and move out of the relegation zone.
However, there’s no place in the starting team for Emanuele Giaccherini, who is on the bench.
For Newcastle United, Paul Dummett starts in the backline, but although Wes Brown recovered from a calf problem sustained in pre-season, he is not involved.
Sunderland team: Westwood, Bardsley, Dossena, O’Shea, Cuellar, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Altidore, Fletcher. Subs: Mannone, Ki, Gardner, Celustka, Giaccherini, Roberge, Borini.
Newcastle United: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Remy.
Subs: Elliot, Haidara, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, Cisse.