Team News: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes full Newcastle United debut

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes his full Newcastle United debut in this evening's Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Metalist Kharkiv at St James' Park.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will make his full Newcastle United debut in this evening's Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Metalist Kharkiv at St James' Park.

The Frenchman is joined by Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Davide Santon in defence, with Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye sitting in front of the back four.

Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez complete the midfield, while Papiss Cisse leads the attack on his own.

James Perch, Sylvain Marveaux and Shola Ameobi are named among the substitutes.

Newcastle: Krul; Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Cabaye; Obertan, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Simpson, Haidara, Anita, Perch, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi

Metalist: Goryainov; Villagra, Gueye, Torsiglieri, Fininho; Edmar, Torres; Marlos, Cleiton Xavier, Sosa; Cristaldo
Subs: Disljenkovic, Berezovchuk, Shelayev, Blanco, Jaja, Krasnopyorov, Willian

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