Cisse, Gouffran handed Newcastle starts against Spurs

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PAPISS Cisse and Yoan Gouffran will make their comebacks from injury tonight – but Hatem Ben Arfa has been left out of Newcastle United’s starting XI for the home Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Striker Cisse and forward Gouffran have been unavailable for the Magpies’ last three games.

Forward Ben Arfa and defender Paul Dummett drop down to the bench.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul will also play after passing a late fitness test, having suffered a knock in last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.

NEWCASTLE: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S Taylor, Santon; Gouffran, Sissoko, Anita, Sammy Ameobi; de Jong, Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Gosling, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi.