Rafa Benitez makes two changes for Newcastle's visit to Wembley

Rafa Benitez has made two changes for Newcastle United's visit to Wembley.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 7:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 7:11 pm
Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Benitez's side take on Tottenham Hotspur tonight (8pm kick-off) in the club's penultimate game of the season.

And Benitez has recalled Matt Ritchie and DeAndre Yedlin to his starting XI.

Newcastle are 10th in Premier League table and in need of a win to secure a top-half finish.

Fourth-placed Tottenham, meanwhile, are under pressure from Chelsea, who visit St James's Park on Sunday.

Five United players – Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diame, Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and Martin Dubravka – have played at Wembley with previous clubs or their countries, while Javier Manquillo was an unused substitute with Liverpool.

Meanwhile, former Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is in Tottenham's starting XI.

Rafa Benitez

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

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Rose, Alderweireld, Lamela, Llorente, Foyth, Moura.