Saturday 17 Apr
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Team News: Ogbonna returns for Newcastle clash

Angelo Ogbonna


West Ham United welcome Angelo Ogbonna back to their starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League clash at Newcastle United.

The centre-back has been out with an ankle injury since the FA Cup fifth round tie at Manchester United in February but is back at St James' Park, replacing Aaron Cresswell, who misses out after picking up an injury in last weekend's victory over Leicester City.

Ben Johnson is also called into the starting XI in place of Arthur Masuaku, as the Hammers make two changes from the team which defeated the Foxes.

Mark Noble skippers the side, alongside Tomas Soucek in midfield, while Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen spearhead the Hammers' attack.

Andriy Yarmolenko is back among the substitutes, after also being out injured since that Manchester United cup tie.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Diop, Dawson, Ogbonna, Coufal, Noble (c), Soucek, Johnson, Fornals, Lingard, Bowen
Subs: Trott (GK), Martin (GK), Alves, Balbuena, Fredericks, Coventry, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Benrahma

Newcastle United: Dubravka, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Murphy, Shelvey (c), S. Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Joelinton
Subs: Gillespie (GK), Carroll, Gayle, Wilson, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Manquillo, Willock

Referee: Kevin Friend