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Preview: Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

24 September 2014



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ABOUT
Palace host Newcastle United tonight aiming to reach the fourth round of this competition for the first time since 2011/12.

The two sides drew 3-3 in the Premier League a little under a month ago,and whilst the Eagles have remained unbeaten in that period the Magpies are still searching for their first league victory of the campaign.

A 4-0 reverse away at Southampton was followed up by a potentially morale-boosting comeback last weekend against Hull City to gain a 2-2 draw thanks to two late Papiss Cisse strikes, helping alleviate the pressure building on Toon boss Alan Pardew.

He may be buoyed though that the Magpies have won all of their last five trips to Selhurst, a run that stretches back to 1983/84.


TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Neil Warnock has stated that he wants to look at as many of those players he has yet to see in action, so that could mean that the likes of Barry Bannan, Adlene Guedioura, Paddy McCarthy and Brede Hangeland could come into contention.

Loanees Wilfried Zaha and Kevin Doyle are available to play due not being cup-tied in the previous rounds, but Marouane Chamakh is unlikely to be risked as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury.

Youngsters Jake Gray, Hiram Boateng and Sullay Kaikai didn't feature for the under-21s yesterday afternoon so could also be in the reckoning.

Newcastle United: The Magpies confirmed that Papiss Cisse, Tim Krul and Yoan Gouffran didn't travel down to London due to illness.

Siem de Jong is out for four months after picking up a leg injury on international duty, and winger Rolando Aarons is also out with a hamstring strain. Davide Santon and Adam Campbell are also on the sidelines.


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Robert Madley
Assistants: A Garrett and H Lennard
Fourth Official: G Horwood


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsNewcastle wins
League7517
FA Cup105
League Cup000
Total8522


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST
Palace failed to provide the perfect early Christmas present of three points as they slipped to a 3-0 home defeat to an impressive Newcastle United side in December 2013.

Whilst the scoreline rather than the result was harsh on Tony Pulis' men, the Magpies' midfield oozed with class and caused many problems, with the stormy conditions also contributing to a below-par performance from the home side.

Yohan Cabaye opened the scoring before a Danny Gabbidon own goal doubled the lead before half-time, and a late Hatem Ben Arfa penalty put a gloss on the result for the Magpies.


TICKETS
Tickets are still on sale for this game and are priced as follows:

Adults £15 and £10 concessions - Main Stand, Whitehorse Lane Stand and Holmesdale Road Stand. 
 
Away supporters will be located in Blocks R, S and T of the Arthur Wait Stand but this stand will not be open for home supporters on the night. 
 
Tickets are now on sale from the box office, online here or on 0871 200 00 71.

Palace supporters purchasing tickets for this match will receive double loyalty points - 40 rather than 20. 


BETTING
Palace: 6/4
Draw: 23/10
Newcastle: 17/10
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 
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LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary from the game at Selhurst will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up today.

You can also make predictions and debate the game at Sport Lobster here


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