Wantaway Coloccini starts for Magpies
Alan Pardew named Fabricio Coloccini in Newcastle’s starting line-up at Norwich despite the fact the defender has asked to leave the club.
The Argentina centre-back, who has been linked with a move to San Lorenzo, lined up in a Newcastle side that also included debutant Mathieu Debuchy.
Norwich skipper Grant Holt was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench so Chris Hughton started with Simeon Jackson as the Canaries’ lone striker.
Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Pilkington, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Jackson.
Subs: Rudd, Holt, Fox, Elliott Bennett, Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Kane.
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Perch, Anita, Obertan, Marveaux, Gutierrez, Cisse.
Subs: Harper, Cabaye, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)