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)

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