Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers – Match Preview

First game in charge for the Messiah as Newcastle will take on the Trotters and will try to do the double against them this season. United has won the first meeting at Reebok stadium on the opening day under Sam Allardyce.

King Kev will lead the United team without seven first team players. Geremi, Beye, Faye and Martins are all on their national team duty on the African Cup of Nations. Nicky Butt, Alan Smith and Emre all suspended. Emre shown a straight red card against Stoke on Wednesday’s FA Cup replay.

During their Premierships meeting at Gallowgate, Bolton only has one win last season, one draw in 2003-2004 season and lose six times in process.

Bolton side, who has been beaten 3-1 on first meeting at Reebok, will hand debuts to their latest defenders Matt Taylor and 26 years-old Icelandic Gretar Steinsson.

Alan Wiley will be referring Toon match for the second time this season after taking charge of 3-0 home defeat against Liverpool. Kick-off for today’s full house St. James’ Park fixture is 5.15PM.

Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Bolton at SJP:
2006/07: 1-2 Ameobi
2005/06: 3-1 Solano, Shearer, Ameobi
2004/05: 2-1 Bowyer, Dyer
2003/04: 0-0
2002/03: 1-0 Jenas
2001/02: 3-2 Shearer 2, Bellamy
1997/98: 2-1 Barnes, Ketsbaia
1995/96: 2-1 Kitson, Beardsley

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