Team News: Shola Ameobi starts for Newcastle United

Shola Ameobi of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham at the St James Park on August 31, 2013
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Shole Ameobi comes into the starting lineup for Newcastle United's trip to Stoke City this afternoon.

Shola Ameobi starts alongside Papiss Cisse for Newcastle United as they travel to Stoke City this afternoon.

The Magpies are on a dreadful run of form, losing their last three games, shipping 11 goals without reply in the process, and the veteran forward comes in for Luuk de Jong.

Meanwhile for Stoke, Peter Odemwingie starts up top with Peter Crouch with manager Mark Hughes entrusting Marko Arnautovic to supply the two strikers from wide.

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Ireland, Nzonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic; Odemwingie; Crouch

Newcastle: Krul; S Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini; Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran, Dummett; Sh Ameobi, Cisse

You can catch live commentary of the game here.

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