Cheick Tiote, Massadio Haidara and Daryl Murphy handed Newcastle starts

Rafa Benitez has made EIGHT changes for Newcastle United's FA Cup tie against Birmingham City.

Saturday, 7th January 2017, 1:01 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:03 pm
Daryl Murphy

The two clubs take each other on at St Andrew's in a third-round FA Cup tie.

And Cheick Tiote, Daryl Murphy, Massadio Haidara and Grant Hanley have been handed rare starts by United manager Benitez.

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Matz Sels, Achraf Lazaar, DeAndre Yedlin and Aleksandar Mitrovic also come into Benitez's side at St Andrew's, where Newcastle will be backed by more than 4,600 fans.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Sels, Colback, Hanley, Lascelles, Lazaar, Anita, Haidara, Yedlin, Tiote, Murphy, Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Clark, Hayden, Gouffran, Ritchie, Gayle.

BIRMINGHAM CITY: Legzdins; Spector, Shotton, Robinson, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Davis, Fabbrini, Adams, Jutkiewicz.

For news and updates from St Andrew's, follow NUFC writer Miles Starforth on Twitter here

Matz Sels
Matz Sels