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Feb 4, 2018 at 2.15pm UK at Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,746
Crystal Palace
NewcastleNewcastle United
Milivojevic (55' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Diame (22')

Team News: Newcastle United missing Islam Slimani in trip to Crystal Palace

Team News: Slimani missing for Newcastle
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New loan signing Islam Slimani fails to make Newcastle United's squad for Sunday's Premier League match at Crystal Palace due to a thigh complaint.

Islam Slimani has not been named in Newcastle United's squad for Sunday's Premier League match at Crystal Palace.

The Algeria international was signed on loan from Leicester City at the end of the January transfer window but has not yet shaken off a thigh complaint.

Rafael Benitez has made three changes from the Magpies side that drew 1-1 against Burnley in midweek.

Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle come in for Christian Atsu, Mikel Merino and Joselu, while Sparta Prague loanee Martin Dubravka makes the bench.

Palace, meanwhile, are without Bakary Sako for the rest of the season after the forward suffered a fractured ankle and damaged ligaments.

The 29-year-old's place in the Eagles starting XI is taken up by former Newcastle man Yohan Cabaye in the only change from the midweek 1-1 draw at West Ham United.

Mamadou Sakho is named on the bench alongside new striker Alexander Sorloth, while goalkeeper Dion Henry also takes his place among the subs, replacing Julian Speroni.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye; McArthur, Zaha; Benteke
Subs: Henry, Ward, Riedewald, Sakho, Souare, Lee, Sorloth

Newcastle United: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Dummett, Lascelles; Shelvey, Ritchie, Diame; Kenedy, Perez, Gayle
Subs: Dubravka, Murphy, Hayden, Manquillo, Lejune, Merino, Atsu

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· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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