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Magpies start life after Carroll with same team
Published : 02 Feb 2011 19:36:26
NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Alan Pardew has selected the same starting line-up that drew with Tottenham for their first match after Andy Carroll's exit.Carroll, who will sit in the directors' box at Anfield tonight when Liverpool play Stoke, has been sidelined through injury anyway but all eyes will be centred on how the team-mates he has left behind respond at Fulham. Leon Best and Shola Ameobi have been given another chance to prove they can form a partnership until the end of the season at Craven Cottage. There is also a place on the bench for 18-year-old midfielder Michael Richardson, who was an electrician this time last year when he was playing for Walker Central. FULHAM (4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird; Dempsey, Murphy, Sidwell, Duff; Dembele, Johnson. Subs: Stockdale (gk), Salcido, Gera, Kamara, Kakuta, Greening, Davies. NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-2): Harper; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique; Barton, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez; Ameobi, Best. Subs: Krul; (gk), Campbell, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ranger, Ferguson, Richardson.