Team News: Emmanuel Riviere leads Newcastle United line against Southampton

Team News: Riviere leads Newcastle line
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Newcastle United are led by lone striker Emmanuel Riviere as they travel to face Southampton in the Premier League, while the Saints hand a debut to Toby Alderweireld.

Newcastle United have decided to hand a start to Emmanuel Riviere as they travel to face Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon.

Alan Pardew has opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation, which sees Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran in advanced midfield roles, while Vurnon Anita and Jack Colback will look to hold the middle of the pitch.

This afternoon's hosts have handed a debut start to loan signing Toby Alderweireld, who will fit in at centre-back alongside captain Jose Fonte.

The Saints will be led in attack by a strike partnership of Shane Long and Graziano Pelle, with midfield support coming from Jack Cork, Morgan Schneiderlin, Steven Davis and Dusan Tadic.

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadic, Long, Pelle

Newcastle United: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Anita; Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran; Riviere

Keep up to date with all of the live action from St Mary's Stadium by following our minute-by-minute commentary.

Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on March 1, 2014
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