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West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United (Kick-off 5.30pm). Two of last season's relegated teams get their Championship campaigns under way at the Hawthorns, as they begin what they hope will be an immediate return to the Premier League. The Baggies lost former boss Tony Mowbray to Celtic during the summer and have new man Roberto Di Matteo at the helm tonight. Chris Hughton has been in charge of the Magpies during pre-season and looks set to retain the role until the club's new ownership is resolved. Newcastle won both of the teams' meetings last term, triumphing 2-1 at St James' Park in October and prevailing 3-2 on this ground in February.