West Brom boss Downing unsure going with Anelka for Newcastle
Downing is facing a selection dilemma of his own in the wake of the furore that has surrounded Anelka.
"From a football point of view, he scored twice," said Downing, "so I need to see how he is feeling.
"It would have been nice to talk about Nico's performance but that was overtaken."
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