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Dec 30, 2017 at 3pm UK at St James' Park
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Team News: Seven changes for Newcastle United against Brighton & Hove Albion

Team News: Seven changes for Newcastle
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Rafael Benitez makes seven changes as Newcastle United host Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.

Rafael Benitez makes seven changes as Newcastle United host Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.

Rob Elliot is out with a thigh injury, while Chancel Mbemba, Javi Manquillo, Rolando Aarons, Mohamed Diame, Jonjo Shelvey and Jacob Murphy also drop out.

Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle are the players to replace them as the Magpies try to avoid a sixth consecutive home defeat following Wednesday's loss to Manchester City.

The visiting Seagulls are also much-changed from the side that fell to Chelsea on Boxing Day, displaying six alterations.

Bruno, Gaetan Bong, Solly March, Anthony Knockaert, Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray are all given starting berths in favour of Ezequiel Schelotto, Markus Suttner, Beram Kayal, Davy Propper, Jose Izquierdo and Tomer Hemed.

Newcastle United: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Dummett, Lascelles; Ritchie, Hayden, Merino, Atsu; Gayle, Joselu
Subs: Woodman, Murphy, Shelvey, Diame, Perez, Mbemba, Manquillo

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Bruno, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross, March, Propper, Murray
Subs: Krul, Kayal, Baldock, Hemed, Goldson, Izquierdo, Schelotto

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Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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