Manager Mark Hughes will be conducting his pre-match press conference ahead of that Everton game this afternoon, and we'll bring you all the news from that as it happens
Everton visit the Potteries on Wednesday, before Leicester City arrive at the Brit on Saturday in the FA Cup. Liverpool then head down the M6 the following weekend.
The last two away games have been hard to take, but we're back on home soil now with three matches at the Britannia Stadium
Palacios with a great sliding tackle on Remy, who was played through. The Frenchman of course is in search of a hat-trick
Haidara's first involvement is a mazy run on the right with a shot thwarted by Sorensen.
60 min: SUB NEWCASTLE: Haidara on, Santon off
Neat ball through for Walters by Adam, the angle narrowed and the Irishman fires wide.
58 min SUB STOKE: Palacios on, Crouch off
Ben Arfa is clever to find space and evade 3 Potters players before hitting the bar this time. Ball is the rebounded for a corner
GOAL Newcastle 3-1 Stoke Remy with a header on the back post.
Stoke fans still in fine voice as Ben arfa hits a thunderbolt against the far post. He was out of the game when it was 11v11.
53 mins: the game, as expected, is all in the Stoke half.
Slightly more controversy as the ball crossed in looked as though it had gone over the line for a Potters goal-kick. The ball fell to Gouffran who slotted home
GOAL: Newcastle 2-1 Stoke. Gouffran the scorer
46 mins: free-kick 30 yards out fired wide from Cabaye
Indeed that change means Wilkinson is right back and Cameron centre back
Sub Newcastle. Ameobi on, Anita off
SUB: Wilkinson on, Assaidi off
The Potters are back out for the second half. Have it all to do, but stranger things have happened. This is where strong team work comes into play.
Wilkinson has been called back into the changing room, looks like he will fill in at right-back with Cameron reverting to centre-back. Will confirm when teams re-appear.
Half Time whistle blows, Newcastle 1-1 Stoke. Under ridiculous circumstances at St James's Park. The Potters down to 9 (NINE) men after Whelan and Wilson received their marching orders. Assaidi gave the Potters the lead with a terrific solo effort, and we looked dominant and comfortable until a penalty was rewarded after a foul on Remy by Wilson. The penalty was brilliantly saved but the horror didn't end there.... With Stoke on the attack, a clear handball should have been given, the referee put the whistle to his mouth then decided against giving a foul, Toon went forward and equalised through Remy.
Ben Arfa fires horribly over from edge of the area, as we near half -time and it couldn't come quick enough for the Potters.
It's absolutely frightening how 5 minutes can change the course of a game. The Potters have looked impressive until that second red card and penalty was rewarded.
45min: Debuchy booked for Toon Army
Goal was by Remy, Newcastle 1-1 Stoke.
Stoke were on the attack, with a clear handball from Newcastle. Referee puts whistle to his mouth, doesn't blow and Newcastle equalise! Poor refereeing from our opinion.
PENALTY SAVED BY SORENSEN, Remy goes to the keepers left, the big Dane guesses correctly..... However, just moments later Newcastle score in huge controversy!!
SECOND RED AND PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE. Potters down to 9 men here, Wilson is last man bringing down Remy.
Mark Hughes has been sent to the stands as well, unsure why that is the case. All turned a bit sour here.
Whelan receives his marching orders, 39 mins.... Clumsy challenge on Cabaye. The Potters down to 10 men
36 mins: Assaidi comes in on his right foot again, but lacks conviction as his second attempt is straight into Kruls arms.
Defended well and after good feet from Ben Arfa, his cross to the back post is just about dealt with and falls for Sorensen.
Free kick put in to Stoke area, comes off a Potters man last for a Toon corner
Whelan picks up a yellow card on 34 mins after fouling Sissoko on half way line