Eddie Howe named a 16-year-old fastastic youngster in his starting lineup against AC Milan.

For their Champions League opener at AC Milan, Newcastle United has made three changes from the team that defeated Brentford on Saturday.
At the San Siro, Sandro Tonali takes the field against his previous team as Elliot Anderson is benched and is replaced by Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak in the starting lineup. Callum Wilson and Harvey Barnes are also benched.

Lewis Miley, 17, was called up to the matchday squad for the first time this season, along with veteran defender Paul Dummett, thanks to Newcastle’s ability to designate a 12-player bench in the Champions League.

On Tuesday night, third-choice goalkeeper Aiden Harris, 16, was unexpectedly called up to the first team, with Martin Dubravka dropping out and Loris Karius being added to the bench for the first time this season.

Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Tonali, Murphy, Gordon, and Isak make up the NUFC starting lineup.

Newcastle United - Jacob Murphy

Substitutions include Karius, Harris, Dummett, Lascelles, Wilson, Targett, Barnes, Hall, Livramento, Almiron, Anderson, and Miley.

Newcastle will play Milan for the first time in their history in their first Champions League game in more than 20 years. Milan is a seven-time European Champion.

3,900 Newcastle supporters are present at the San Siro for their first away European match in more than ten years. In the group stage, they will also go to Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.

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