Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes starts against Crystal Palace after injury scare

Bruno Guimaraes will start for Newcastle United at Selhurst Park this evening – six days after suffering an injury.

Guimaraes left the pitch in tears against Fulham at St James’s Park last weekend after suffering an ankle problem in the club’s 1-0 win. It was feared that the midfielder was facing an extended period on the sidelines given his reaction to the injury.

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However, United head coach Eddie Howe yesterday revealed that scan results were “positive”, and Guimaraes has arrived at Selhurst Park with his Newcastle team-mates for this evening’s game against Palace.

And Howe has named an unchanged starting XI for the Premier League game. Newcastle are fourth in the Premier League, and a point would take the club above Manchester United and into third place.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton. Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Isak, Manquillo, Murphy, Anderson.

Newcastle United's Callum Wilson, centre, with Sean Longstaff, right, and coach Jason Tindall.