West Bromwich Albion boss Keith Downing is weighing up whether to stick with Nicolas Anelka for their clash against Newcastle United.

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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