Rafa Benitez recalls Ayoze Perez to his Newcastle starting XI '“ and leaves out Dwight Gayle AND Joselu
Benitez's side take on Stoke City in a Premier League fixture at the bet365 Stadium this afternoon (3pm kick-off).
Perez, Javier Manquillo, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diame and Jacob Murphy all come into United's team.
Gayle and Joselu – who led the line in Saturday's goalless draw against Brighton and Hove Albion, are among the substitutes.
Newcastle are 16th in the Premier League table. Stoke are a point above them in 15th place.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Shelvey, Diame; Murphy, Ritchie, Atsu; Perez. Subs: Woodman, Dummett, Haidara, Hayden, Merino, Gayle, Joselu.