Team news: Same again for Magpies, without Ben Arfa

ALAN PARDEW has named the same Newcastle United starting line-up for tonight's visit to Swansea City.

That means Shola Ameobi retains his place up front alongside Loic Remy in the hope of seeing the Magpies claimed a fifth straight victory.

But there is no place among the substitutes for Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa. He has been frustrated at not starting in recent weeks and it is unclear what the reasons are for his omission tonight.

Swansea are looking to improve on a run of just one home win in the Premier League since March, when Newcastle lost on their last visit to the Swans.

SWANSEA CITY (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Tiendalli, Williams, Chico, Davies; De Guzman, Shelvey; Canas, Alvaro, Hernandez; Pozuelo. Subs: Amat, Taylor, Britton, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Tremmel.

NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-2): Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy. Subs: Anita, Cisse, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Elliot (gk), Obertan, Sammy Ameobi,


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