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Downing makes three changes to his side

KEITH Downing makes three changes to the side that drew 3-3 at West Ham on Saturday.

Claudio Yacob, Morgan Amalfitano and Stephane Sessegnon earn recalls to the Baggies’ starting XI.

The trio to make way are Diego Lugano, James Morrison and Saido Berahino, who all drop to the bench.

Alan Pardew makes one change to the Magpies side that lost 1-0 to Arsenal at the weekend, with Shola Ameobi coming in for the benched Anita.

ALBION: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt (c), Anelka. Subs: Myhill (gk), Vydra, Berahino, Gera, Morrison, Long, Lugano.

NEWCASTLE: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko, Remy, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran. Subs: Elliot (gk), Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Anita, Ben Arfa, Cisse.

REFEREE: L Mason (Lancashire).