Aleksandar Mitrovic dropped, Dwight Gayle recalled for Newcastle

Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United starting XI for this afternoon's game at Elland Road.

Sunday, 20th November 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:26 pm
Dwight Gayle

Benitez's side take on Leeds United in a televised fixture (1.15pm kick-off) looking to make it eight Championship wins in a row.

And Dwight Gayle has been restored to the starting XI, with Aleksandar Mitrovic among the substitutes.

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Ayoze Perez is preferred to Mohamed Diame in the No 10 role, while Vurnon Anita plays at right-back ahead of DeAndre Yedlin.

Matt Ritchie returns from suspension in place of Atsu, who is on the bench.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Colback, Shelvey, Ritchie, Perez, Gouffran; Gayle. Subs: Sels, Yedlin, Mbemba, Hayden, Diame, Atsu, Mitrovic.

LEEDS UNITED: Green, Ayling, Jansson, Bartley, Taylor, O'Kane, Vieira, Doukara, Phillips, Roofe, Wood. Subs: Silvestri, Cooper, Sacko, Berardi, Grimes, Dallas, Antonsson.

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