Late Palace flurry ends in catastrophe as Newcastle stun with two late objectives
Newcastle responded to a late flurry from Crystal Palace by snatching victory at Selhurst Park with two late objectives, Callum Wilson and Joelinton combining to lethal impact.
After a boring sport of soccer that includes few clear-cut possibilities, Palace turned up the warmth with 5 minutes to go.
However the transfer changed into catastrophe when Newcastle’s forwards clinched a implausible victory on the demise for Steve Bruce’s facet.
The Magpies dominated a primary half through which, early on, the hosts allowed their guests to have all of the ball. That tactic confirmed quick indicators of failing, however Joelinton’s lengthy shot after eight minutes sailed excessive and huge.
Bruce‘s facet continued to be the best all through the half. Certainly, it took 25 minutes for Roy Hodgson’s Palace to register a shot on purpose.
Eberechi Eze, who has proven sturdy type of late, fired from a approach out and however Newcastle stopper Karl Darlow parried the trouble away.
That shot appeared to spark impetus into Palace‘s ranks as, 5 minutes later, that they had their finest likelihood of the half. Darlow produced one other save, this time from Jeffrey Schlupp, earlier than Eze’s weaving run produced a strong effort.
Schlupp’s header huge was the one different noteworthy effort in what was total a timid first 45 minutes.
Within the first forays of the second half, either side tried their palms unsuccessfully at breaking the impasse. Eze and Jonjo Shelvey each didn’t create something particular with their set items.
However one other large likelihood then got here Newcastle – and Callum Wilson’s – approach. The Englishman, who had beforehand provided nothing, latched onto Manquillo’s cross earlier than heading simply previous the far nook.
The sport then opened up additional, with extra alternatives. Newcastle midfielder Matt Ritchie’s cross in direction of Joelinton was pleasant, however the ahead might solely look and spin the ball huge.
Straight up the opposite finish, Palace substitute striker Christian Benteke dragged a shot huge.
And regardless of Palace going all-out assault within the last 5 minutes with additional efforts from Cheikhou Kouyate and Patrick van Aanholt, it was Newcastle who snatched victory with even much less time on the clock.
Wilson, with solely his second noteworthy contribution of the night, slotted previous Vicente Guaita after Joelinton’s help.
It then obtained even higher for Newcastle when Wilson turned supplier for Joelinton, who – after his teammate’s go – bumped into house and beat Guaita with a deflected shot off Gary Cahill.
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