Crystal Palace recorded back-to-back wins within the Premier League for the primary time since September as they saved an attack-minded Newcastle at bay at St James’ Park.
The Magpies had a handful of possibilities so as to add to the second-minute strike from Jonjo Shelvey, whereas Roy Hodgson’s aspect made essentially the most of their alternatives, turning the match round in a four-minute spell courtesy of targets from Jairo Riedewald and Gary Cahill.
Riedewald’s effort trumped Shelvey’s half-volley, when his 20-yard rocket took a slight deflection off Ciaran Clark in beating keeper Karl Darlow. After which within the twenty fifth minute 35-year-old Cahill leapt highest to flick Eberechi Eze’s nook supply previous the attain of the Magpies keeper. In doing so, the previous Chelsea defender turned the membership’s oldest scorer within the competitors.
Andros Townsend ought to have made it 3-1 in stoppage time, however virtually inexplicably struck his effort excessive and extensive from 4 yards.
The visiting backline was busier of the 2 defences with Vicente Guaita producing a fantastic instinctive block to disclaim Ryan Fraser and making one other save to disclaim the Scot.
Victory sees Palace transfer stage on 29 factors with twelfth place Southampton, whereas Newcastle stay in sixteenth and eight factors above the drop-zone.
Whether or not Hodgson’s aspect could make it a hat-trick of successes at Leeds subsequent Monday may depend upon how severe Wilfried Zaha’s damage is. The Ivory Coast winger got here off within the 58th minute with what gave the impression to be a hamstring damage.
Persistence pays off for Palace
This fourth away win of the season within the league was the product of disciplined defending, effectivity in assault and a few luck.
The Eagles had greater than sufficient time to regroup after the early jolt from Shelvey and had been grateful Newcastle’s defending was not on the stage it was throughout final weekend’s win at Everton.
Hodgson’s personal defence was distinctive on Tuesday. Guaita as soon as once more underlined his significance within the backline when he rushed out to get sufficient of a hand on Fraser’s strike to push it extensive.
Full-back Nathaniel Clyne made an important problem to disclaim Callum Wilson a shot on purpose and Scott Dann produced a courageous block to forestall substitute Allan Saint-Maximin from testing Guaita.
One other loss however Magpies on proper observe
Regardless of this eighth defeat prior to now 11 league video games, this was not a return to the unhealthy previous methods for Steve Bruce’s aspect.
They arrange with the same attacking formation which reaped rewards at Goodison Park and had Palace on the backfoot for a lot of the match, having fun with 61% of the possession.
The one factor missing was the identical depth they confirmed towards the Toffees. Riedewald was given an excessive amount of area to line up his shot for Palace’s opener and the defence misplaced Cahill as he ran clear to nod within the second.
Had Fraser caught away his likelihood at 2-1 when he was one-on-one with Guaita then the Magpies may need received one thing out of this sport.
Bruce has received it tactically proper now, he simply wants his aspect to find a leading edge.
‘Zaha does not usually get injured’ – response
Palace boss Roy Hodgson chatting with BBC’s Match of the Day: “We knew it would not be simple, nevertheless it’s good to get six factors from right here [and Wolves].
“I assumed we performed properly. Having seen the [Shelvey] purpose again, it was a a lot better strike than I first anticipated. It was one heck of a strike actually.
“We performed properly after that. At half-time I felt good about our play. However then you definately are typically extra cautious as a result of they must do one thing particular and also you maybe cease asking questions. We actually ought to have scored the third purpose to place the sport to mattress.”
On Zaha’s damage: “All of the sudden we’re trying round questioning the place all our gamers are. It is going to be an issue attempting to get these gamers match once more. These accidents must be assessed. Zaha does not usually get injured so it is regarding he has come off. Hopefully it is nothing severe.”
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce chatting with BBC’s Match of the Day: “Annoyed and upset as our efficiency did not deserve for us to be beat. We had 10 minutes the place we went too deep and let in sloppy targets. On this league that punishes you.
“Our efficiency ranges have been higher definitely over the previous few weeks. We’ve tried to implement change within the final month or so and what you are searching for is a efficiency to go together with it. As usually within the Premier League, it is defining moments. Other than that 10 to 15-minute spell, we had the higher possibilities and will have taken one thing from the sport.”
No dwelling comforts for Newcastle – stats
- This was the primary time Palace have received an away Premier League sport after conceding the primary purpose since October 2019 towards West Ham (2-1), having gone winless of their earlier 14 such matches (D2 L12).
- Newcastle have misplaced every of their first three dwelling league video games in a calendar yr for simply the second time, beforehand doing so in 2014 within the Premier League.
- Shelvey’s opener for Newcastle (71 seconds) was the quickest purpose Crystal Palace have conceded in a Premier League sport since Ian Taylor’s strike for Aston Villa in March 1998 (1st minute).
- Riedewald’s equaliser was simply his second Premier League purpose and first since October 2020 towards Fulham, ending a run of 13 video games with no purpose within the competitors.
- Cahill (35 years, 45 days) turned the oldest Englishman to attain a Premier League purpose at St James’ Park since Alan Shearer, for Newcastle towards Wigan in April 2006 (35 years, 245 days).
The Magpies host Southampton on Saturday (15:00 GMT) and the Eagles are at Leeds subsequent Monday (20:00 GMT).
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Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2.
Try saved. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) header from very shut vary is saved within the centre of the purpose. Assisted by Jamal Lewis with a cross.
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Cheikhou Kouyaté replaces Jairo Riedewald.
Try missed. Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.
Try missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Jairo Riedewald.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Andy Carroll replaces Ciaran Clark.
Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Try missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.
Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).
Try missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is just too excessive.
Foul by Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United).
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Callum Wilson (Newcastle United).
Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick within the defensive half.