Newcastle United had lost four of their last five premier league matched and picked a vital win against Everton before their fixture against Crystal Palace. Steve Bruce after seeing his side to victory over Everton had high hopes to pick maximum points against Crystal Palace but Roy Hodgson had other plans in stock for the home team.
For Newcastle united, an early goal would unsettle Crystal Palace and could give them the early and home advantage over the visitor and that was exactly what Steve Bruce’s team did not the pitch.
Jonjo Shelvey the skipper of Newcastle United in the second minutes of the game put his side ahead as all looked to be working in their favour. They started to explore and venture into more open spaces to find a second but could not.
Jairo Riedewald who has been on the bench showed why he needed to be on the pitch as his shoot from outside the box took a wild deflection into the net to draw parity for his side. The game now up for grabs and both teams started to open up, but Crystal Palace only needed four minutes to add a second and probable winner in the game.
Eberechi Eze effected a corner kick and the ever-reliable Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill lost his marker to head the ball into the net. Crystal Palace had come from behind to lead in the space of five minutes and were ready to defend their lead till the final whistle.
The drama started in the game as Crystal Palace started committing tactical fouls to ensure they keep the deserved lead and maximum points which they did.
At the end of the final whistle, Crystal Palace won away from home by 2-1 causing more problems for Newcastle United who are 8 points above the relegation zone.
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