Newcastle vs Everton team news: Cheick Tiote returns after suspension whilst Romelu Lukaku drops to bench

Joel Robles starts in goal for Everton

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Cheick Tiote is straight back into the starting XI for Newcastle following the end of his suspension.

The midfielder returns for the visit of Everton and is joined in midfield by Jack Colback, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran.

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Tim Krul remains out, meaning Ben Alnwick continues in goal for the home side.

Tim Howard and Phil Jagielka are both out injured for Everton after picking up knocks in the Boxing Day defeat to Stoke. That sees Joel Robles start in goal and Antolín Alcaraz start in defence. He's paired with Sylvain Distin, who takes the place of John Stones.

Roberto Martinez has named Samuel Eto'o and Arouna Kone in attack with Romelu Lukaku dropping to the bench.

Newcastle: Alnwick, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Gouffran, Cisse, Perez.

Subs: Santon, Anita, Cabella, Steven Taylor, Riviere, Armstrong, Woodman.

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Alcaraz, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, McGeady, Eto'o, Garbutt, Kone.

Subs: Oviedo, Lukaku, Mirallas, Besic, Barkley, Browning, Griffiths.


Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)