Siem de Jong handed first league start for Newcastle

GETTING FITTER ... Siem de Jong.
GETTING FITTER ... Siem de Jong.
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SIEM de Jong will make his full Premier League debut for Newcastle United this afternoon.

The forward is in Alan Pardew’s starting line up for the visit of Crystal Palace to St James’s Park (3pm kick-off).

Massadio Haidara also starts at left-back ahead of Paul Dummett.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella, de Jong, Gouffran; Riviere. Subs: Elliot, Dummett, S Taylor, Anita, Obertan, Aarons, Perez.