Daryl Janmaat and Steven Taylor return to Newcastle starting XI – for farewell appearances?

Vurnon Anita
Vurnon Anita

Daryl Janmaat has been named in Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United starting XI for this afternoon's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Janmaat, linked with a summer move to Juventus, replaces the injured Vurnon Anita in Benitez's relegated team for the final Premier League game of a troubled season at St James's Park (3pm kick-off).

Steven Taylor, out of contract at the end of the campaign, is also recalled to the side for what could be a farewell appearance with Jamaal Lascelles unwell.

Aleksandar Mitrovic starts up front in a third change.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Janmaat, Taylor, Mbemba, Dummett; Colback, Tiote; Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum; Mitrovic. Subs: Woodman, Sterry, Shelvey, Aarons, de Jong, Perez, Cisse.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Mason; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Rose, Wimmer, Carroll, Chadli, Onomah, Clinton.

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