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Howson: Back in the frame

Howson: Back in the frame

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is sweating on the fitness of key duo Cheick Tiote and Danny Simpson.

Midfielder Tiote picked up a hamstring problem in Monday night's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, while full-back Simpson suffered an adductor strain in the same game.

Pardew otherwise has no new injury concerns, although striker Peter Lovenkrands (thigh) and fellow long-term absentees Leon Best and Sammy Ameobi (both knee), Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are still missing.

Norwich expect to have midfielder Jonny Howson available again after illness.

Defenders Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and Marc Tierney (groin) are still recovering full match fitness.

Striker James Vaughan (hamstring) is another still not available for first-team selection.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Harper, Simpson, Santon, Ferguson, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Tiote, Cabaye, R. Taylor, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Abeid, Gosling, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, Ward, Whitbread, Drury, Naughton, Crofts, Pilkington, Surman, E Bennett, Fox, Hoolahan, Jackson, Holt, Morison, Wilbraham, Steer, Johnson, Martin, Howson, R Bennett.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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