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Preview: Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

4 February 2018

Just two points seperate Palace and Newcastle United as they meet at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon, with the home side having the slender advantage in 13th plac

Palace have lost only three of their 16 league matches since a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in the reverse fixture in October.

Roy Hodgson’s side have taken 16 points from a possible 27 during their recent run and will be looking to pick up back to back home wins after their first victory of 2018 against Burnley.

The Eagles have only been defeated once in their last nine PL home matches keeping a clean sheet in the last two. They last recorded three consecutive home games without conceding in April 2017. 

Magpies Need To Improve Home Form

Newcastle United came close to picking up their first home win since October in midweek but conceded a Burnley goal with just ten minutes of the match remaining.

That last home win came against Palace but that kind of form has left Rafa Benitez’s men just four places and one point above the relegation zone.

Just eight points is the difference between the bottom 10 teams in the division so once again it’s a crucial encounter for Rafa’s side but he has bad memories of managing in SE25 as he lost his only previous trip to Selhurst Park, in April 2005 with Liverpool.

In 14th place United come into this game having lost just one of their last five league games but they have been defeated 13 times in the top flight this season, only one other side in the Premier League have lost more during the campaign.

Club News

Matchday Guide: Newcastle United

3 February 2018

View From The Opposition

Rafa Benitez

“I realise there are five points between tenth and the drop zone so it is very close, very narrow, and that is sometimes good because you have a lot of teams there,” Benítez said. “If you have three (detached) at the bottom it will be easier because you have a bigger distance, but that is not the case.

“Even if you have a bad result, you carry on, because the next one could be good and then you could be two or three positions higher.

"They (Palace) are a good team with very good players. It is a difficult stadium and a difficult place to get points. But we must have confidence we can do it. It is very close at the bottom and for us it is another challenge to survive."

Team News

Roy Hodgson has said that new signing Alexander Sørloth is likely to be included in the squad for the match but is without Bakary Sako. He has been ruled out for the season with a fractured ankle.

A decision will be made on whether new signings Islam Slimani and Martin Dubravka will start and Benitez does now have Rob Elliott available.

Florian Lejeune and Jesus Gamez are both still unavailable for selection.

Club News

Puncheon Plus Much More In The Fan Zone On Sunday

4 February 2018

Matchday Officials

Andre Marriner has taken charge of 22 games showing 62 yellow and three red cards since August.

The last Palace game he took charge of was the cup defeat at Brighton and at the end of December was in the middle for Newcastle’s home loss against Manchester City.

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Simon Beck, Richard West
Fourth official: Lee Probert

Matchday Stats

Newcastle United have won 10 of their last 14 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions (D3 L1).

Roy Hodgson could become the third manager to beat Newcastle in the Premier League with four of more different teams alongside Sam Allardyce (5) and Mark Hughes (4). Hodgson has previously beaten Newcastle with Blackburn, Fulham and West Brom.

Andros Townsend has provided five assists in 2017/18, more than in any of his previous PL campaigns, setting up a goal in four of his last six appearances.

The Magpies have not scored a first-half goal in six games since the now departed Henri Saivet found the net at West Ham on 23 December.

Head-to-Head

 

Palace wins

Draws

Newcastle wins

League

8

6

19

League Cup

0

0

1

FA Cup

1

0

5

Total

9

6

25

Ticket Information

Tickets for this match are now sold out.

Please note any supporters who wish to upgrade junior tickets to adult should make the necessary payment at the box office ahead of matchday. 

Season ticket holders who cannot attend the match can use Twickets to re-sell their seat at face value to fellow season ticket holders and members.

Tickets offered for sale will be sold through the Twickets platform, where they can be purchased safely and securely.

Travel disruption for the road and rail network on Sunday.

Live Coverage

If you can’t make it to Selhurst Park for the game, there will be live commentary on Palace Player, updates on Twitter, with highlights available on Palace TV from midnight on Sunday. 

 

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Match Reports

Report: Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle United

4 February 2018

Luka Milivojevic’s sixth goal of the season saw Palace claim a point against Newcastle United after coming from behind at Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson’s team found themselves behind at the break after Mohamed Diame put the Magpies ahead following a corner, but parity was restored when the Eagles captain drove in his fifth spot-kick of the campaign on 55 minutes, but despite plenty of pressure Palace couldn’t quite find a second to seal the win they merited.

The game saw a first Selhurst return for Dwight Gayle and he was involved right away as he fired a shot on the turn straight at Wayne Hennessey, but on eight minutes a ball straight through the middle of a gaping hole in the visitors’ defence allowed Christian Benteke a one-on-one opportunity but he put his shot straight at the advancing Karl Darlow.

The opening half saw Palace enjoy the best periods of possession but Newcastle were dangerous on the break and Hennessey was forced into his first difficult save of the day when Ayoze Perez side-footed a cross by DeAndre Yedlin goalwards but the Welshman caught the attempt, however 22 minutes into the game the Geordies were celebrating as they took the lead.

After winning a corner on the right, Kenedy swung a low delivery into the area which was allowed the bounce six yards out, and fell to an unmarked Diame who stabbed home to hand Benitez’ team the lead.

It could have been much worse for Palace on the half-hour mark when Hennessey was forced into a double save during another sharp counter-attack when Kenedy cut inside past Martin Kelly and hit his shot straight into the chest of the Eagles keeper, and the rebound came to Perez on the edge of the box who took aim for the top corner but once again Hennessey managed to claw it away.

Palace’s luck in the first half was evident three minutes before the break when Yohan Cabaye got into the box and found Wilfried Zaha, and after finding space to get a shot away, Darlow just about managed to get something onto the winger’s effort, and the ball headed straight into Benteke’s path but despite an open goal at his mercy, he couldn’t quite nudge the ball over the line from a couple of yards out as Hodgson’s team trailed at the half.

They came out after the restart much more enthused, and another player with connections with both teams, Andros Townsend, headed over the bar on 52 minutes, but two minutes later the Eagles finally found a leveller. Zaha crossed deep to the far post and the linesman spotted Ciaran Clark pulling Benteke’s shirt and flagged for a penalty, allowing Milivojevic to step up, and despite Darlow getting a hand to it he couldn’t prevent it nestling into the net.

That gave the hosts a huge boost of confidence and they could have edged ahead if Cabaye had kept his shot from the edge of the area down, but despite Palace being camped in the Magpies path and continually probing around the edge of the area, Newcastle nearly stole the lead when a quick throw-in gave Christian Atsu a sight of goal, but Hennessey stayed big to deny him.

But the home side’s dominance continued and James McArthur flashed a shot over the bar with 15 minutes remaining, and then Zaha did the same 10 minutes later as Palace continued to be wasteful with their finishing, but they came so close to grabbing all the points when Zaha picked out Benteke at the back post who saw his header cleared off the line by Clark, and then when the ball pinged around the box the same man managed to deflect over another attempt by the Belgian as the Magpies desperately clung on to their point.

They nearly regained the lead deep into stoppage-time when Atsu bent the ball past the post on a rare foray forward, but Benitez would have been the happier of the two managers with a draw.

Palace: Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly (Sakho 46), Van Aanholt, Townsend, Cabaye, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke. Subs not used: Henry, Ward, Souare, Riedewald, Lee, Sorloth.

Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Richie, Diame (Hayden 65), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 56), Perez (80), Gayle. Subs not used: Dubravka, Manquillo, Lejeune, Murphy.

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Ticket News

Palace v Newcastle Sold Out; Hospitality Available

16 January 2018

General admission seating for Palace's Premier League home fixture against Newcastle United on Sunday 4th February is now sold out - with only a few hospitality options available to buy.

Click here to explore the hospitality options for this match, priced from £200 + VAT per person. No further general admission tickets will be made available.

The next home fixture with tickets available for purchase is Manchester United on Saturday 3rd March, 3pm kick off (date/time subject to change in the event the fixture is picked for broadcast). 

Season Ticket holders and Paid Members with 50+ Loyalty Points can purchase 2 tickets per client reference for this match. 

There are two options for fans interested in attending Palace v Manchester United who are not currently Members:

- purchasing a Gold Membership priced at £55 (which includes 200 Loyalty Points), enables you to purchase 2 tickets.

- purchasing a Silver Membership priced at £25 (which does not include Loyalty Points). In order to meet the minimum criteria of Loyalty Points, fans choosing this option need to spend £50 in the Club Shop or online (if buying online, please ensure you are logged in to your account).

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