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Newcastle stick with back five for relegation battle with Sheffield United

Fantasy Football players selecting Callum Wilson (£6.6m) in their Free Hit teams will be disappointed to see Steve Bruce has stuck with a back five system for Newcastle’s visit to bottom of the table Sheffield United.

Kickoff at Bramall Lane is at 1800 GMT.

Wilson will be hoping to rekindle his partnership with former Bournemouth teammate Ryan Fraser (£5.6m), who returns to the starting lineup.

Karl Darlow (£5.0m) retains his position in goal for the Magpies, despite an impressive performance from Martin Dubravka (£4.8m) in the FA Cup.

The three centre backs, Federico Fernandez (£4.7m), Fabian Schar (£4.9m) and Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) will be flanked by Deandre Yedlin (£4.3m) and Paul Dummett (£4.4m) at wing-back.

Steve Bruce has selected an industrious midfield pairing of Jeff Hendrick (£4.6m) and Isaac Hayden (£4.7m) with Sean Longstaff (£4.7m) supporting the attack.

Chris Wilder has chosen to replace Lys Mousset (£5.8m) with out-of-position midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.3), who partners David McGoldrick (£5.2m) up front.

Other than that, the Blades’ lineup has a very familiar look to it, with Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m), Chris Basham (£4.6m) and Jon Egan (£4.7m) at centre-back.

Jayden Bogle (£4.3m) will be hoping to build on his promising attacking displays from wing-back, and Wilder will hope Ben Osborn (£4.8m) can offer the same kind of threat on the left.

John Fleck (£5.6m), John Lundstram (£4.9m) and Oliver Norwood (£4.6m) will be in the centre of the park for Sheff United.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) continues in goal.

Newcastle XI: Darlow; Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Dummett, Hendrick, Hayden, Longstaff, Fraser, Wilson

Ramsdale; Bogle, Basham, Ampadu, Egan, Osborn; Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood; McGoldrick, Burke

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1,909 Comments Post a Comment
  1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    They will cancel each other out. Unless it's a mess.

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    No idea what's going on 😆

  3. Milkman Bruno
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Is Gary Neville deluded? Missed the ball

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Shaw owners sweating

    • G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Neville says Shaw misses the ball in that challenge?

      I must need Specsavers then...

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Now Neville says Luke Shaw lucky to get away with just a yellow 😆

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Fk for the Shaw challenge. No yc for Brady. yc for Shaw given

    • G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Shaw YC 😀

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Shaw so lucky he plays for United, no red.

      1. Milkman Bruno
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Stinky bait. Correct decision.

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Shaw booked.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        ML rival has Shaw FFS, send that clown off

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Only United get away with that.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          If United had the refs onside they could have sent a Burnley player off and ignored the Shaw incident.

      5. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        So 10 minutes added on after all that 😆

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice to see Burnley doing well and continuing their form. Deserved more respect than they were getting on here and elsewhere.

      7. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 3 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        His commentating isn't any better than his managerial career...

      8. United 99 4Ever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        He kicked the ball, what was he supposed to do with his follow-thru?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Needs to be in better control of the tackle.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Not endanger his opponent.

      9. shaun.mitchell1983
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        How the hell is that a Free Kick from Shaw? Clearly played the ball, caught the man on the follow through, but pretty marginal. Burnley Def takes Cavani out as last man...

      10. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Shaw owners (including myself) hearts in mouths there. He did actually get the ball first but follow through not great. I'll take the yellow.

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Mag G

      12. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        mcguire goal ruled out

      13. Olson
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Another one of those VAR instances where they're so busy looking at the contact that they completely miss something. Even Neville was saying Shaw was lucky to not go. Shaw got the ball, way before momentum took him onto the player. Watch the ball, it's propelled forwards at three times the speed it had been travelling when he wins it. How do they keep missing this really obvious stuff?

      14. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Maguire G Shaw A VAR check...

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 3 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Ruled out (phew!)...

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          How slow is your stream, ruled out.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 3 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Don't watch streams watching live on Sky...

      15. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        YESSS MAGUIRE

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          😆

      16. Milkman Bruno
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Football is no longer a contact sport

          1. Milkman Bruno
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              What’s Maguire supposed to do avoid him?

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            That’s a harsh one on Maguire.

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              Said the Greek waiter...

            2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
              • 10 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              This is not Greece.

          3. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            VAR makes no sense here.
            If Cavani wasn't fouled, the referee doesn't look at the Shaw foul and doesn't get booked.

          4. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Crap. Who has Maguire?

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              ...

          5. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            That's harsh if that's not given.

          6. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Still people think United have it easy. That Maguire goal should have stood 🙂

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              Guy who crossed the ball should've been in the showers.

              1. Londongeezaa
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                Shaw got the ball first

          7. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Those do get by tbh... but the hand is up. Good call Friend!

          8. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            That is 100% a goal