REVEALED! Rafa Benitez's first Newcastle starting XI

Rafa Benitez has named his first starting XI as Newcastle United manager.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 6:01 pm
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 6:16 pm
Rafa Benitez

The relegation-threatened club takes on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight (8pm kick-off).

Benitez has fielded Georginio Wijnaldum as a No 10 behind lone striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Midfielder Jack Colback fills in at left-back in the absence through injury of Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Lascelles, Colback; Sissoko, Anita, Shelvey, Perez; Wijnaldum; Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Saivet, Townsend, De Jong, Riviere, Doumbia.

LEICESTER CITY: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Schwarzer, Wasilewski, Amartey, Inler, Gray, Schlupp, Ulloa.