Dwight Gayle will lead line for Newcastle as Jermain Defoe returns for Bournemouth

Rafa Benitez has named an unchanged side for Newcastle United's visit to the Vitality Stadium.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24th February 2018, 1:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th February 2018, 1:20 pm
Eddie Howe and Rafa Benitez
Eddie Howe and Rafa Benitez

Benitez's side take on Bournemouth this afternoon (3pm kick-off).

And United's manager, without the injured Islam Slimani, has named the same team which beat Manchester United 1-0 at St James's Park a fortnight ago.

Striker Jermain Defoe, back from injury, is on the bench for Eddie Howe's side.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden, Merino, Atsu, Joselu.