Islam Slimani handed his first Newcastle start

Islam Slimani will start against Everton tonight.

Monday, 23rd April 2018, 7:01 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2018, 7:21 pm
Islam Slimani

The Newcastle United striker, signed on loan from Leicester City, is in Rafa Benitez's starting XI at Goodison Park (8pm kick-off).

Slimani has replaced Dwight Gayle, named among the substitutes, in Benitez's team.

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United are looking for a fifth successive Premier League win.

Newcastle are 10th in the table and a point behind ninth-placed Everton.

The club needs a point to mathematically secure its top-flight status for another season.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: stle team: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Kenedy; Slimani. Subs: Darlow, Clark, Manquillo, Hayden, Merino, Murphy, Gayle.

EVERTON: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie, Tosun. Subs: Robles, Martina, Niasse, Funes Mori, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Baningime.