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Mulumbu and Anichebe recalled

Two changes from victory at Leicester

YOUSSOUF Mulumbu and Victor Anichebe earned recalls to Albion’s starting XI for today’s Barclays Premier League clash at home to Newcastle (ko 1.30pm).

DR Congo international Mulumbu stepped into the midfield void created by Craig Gardner, who serves a one-match ban having collected his fifth booking of the season in last weekend’s 1-0 victory at Leicester. 

Striker Anichebe, meanwhile, is preferred in attack to Stephane Sessegnon, who drops to the bench. 

Otherwise, head coach Alan Irvine has named an unchanged matchday 18 from that which tasted success at the King Power Stadium.

Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Morrison, Anichebe, Berahino.

Subs: Myhill, Gamboa, McAuley, Baird, Yacob, Sessegnon, Samaras.

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara; Sissoko, Abeid, Colback; Cabella, Perez, Ameobi.

Subs: Elliot, Williamson, R.Taylor, Anita, Gouffran, Armstrong, Cisse.

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)