John Carver’s shock decision to leave Ayoze Perez OUT of his Newcastle starting XI

BENCH ... Ayoze Perez.
BENCH ... Ayoze Perez.

AYOZE Perez has been named on the bench at Goodison Park in a surprise move from John Carver.

The forward had been expected to start up front in the absence of the suspended Papiss Demba Cisse.

But Emmanuel Riviere will lead the line against Everton on his own (4pm kick-off).

Midfielder Jack Colback returns from suspension in place of the injured Mehdi Abeid, while fit-again Remy Cabella is among the substitutes.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, R Taylor; Colback, Sissoko; Obertan, Gouffran, Ameobi; Riviere. Subs: Elliot, Satka, Anita, Gutierrez, Cabella, Armstrong, Perez.