Cisse starts Newcastle’s game on the bench – Riviere leads line

FIT ... Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse.
FIT ... Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse.

ALAN Pardew has named an unchanged Premier League starting XI for Newcastle United’s game at the Britannia Stadium.

Papiss Demba Cisse will start the match at the Britannia Stadium from the bench (8pm kick-off).

The striker had come off the bench at St James’s Park and scored two goals against Hull City on his comeback from long-term injury nine days ago.

Emmanuel Riviere – who scored his first two goals in English football in last week’s Capital One Cup win nover Crystal Palace – leads the line.

Bottom-placed United are looking to claim their first league win of the season.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran; Riviere. Subs: Elliot, S Taylor, Anita, Obertan, Ameobi, Armstrong, Cisse.

STOKE CITY: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Muniesa; Whelan, Nzonzi; Diouf, Adam, Moses; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Pieters, Huth, Ireland, Arnautovic, Assaidi, Bojan.