Newcastle United 2-2 Brentford LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of Newcastle United vs Brentford from St James' Park.
While new head coach Eddie Howe will be missing from the touchline on what was supposed to be his big first game in charge, the former Bournemouth boss will still be directing the Magpies remotely
Howe is confident that the preparation has been done, with coaches Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones leading taking charge of the players at St James' Park and Howe working from a hotel
Team news should be fascinating, with some big calls to make, while Brentford are looking to arrest a slide down the table following four consecutive Premier League defeats.
Lee Ryder and Ciaran Kelly are at St James' Park to bring you all the latest as it happens.
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