Crystal Palace travel to Newcastle United and secure victory

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Technical card:
Newcastle United: Karl Darlow, Javi Manquillo (Dwight Gayle, min.77), Ciaran Clark (Andy Carroll, min.89), Fabian Schar, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick (Allan Saint-Maximin, min.63), Miguel Almiron, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser
Crystal Palace: Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill, Scott Dann, Patrick Van Aanholt, Jordan Ayew, Jairo Riedewald (Cheikhou Kouyate, min.90), Eberechi Eze, Luka Milivojevic, Wilfried Zaha (Andros Townsend, min.58) and Michy Batshuayi (Christian Benteke, min.73)
Stadium: St James’ Park
Goals: Jonjo Shelvey (1-0, min. 2), Jairo Riedewald (1-1, min. 21) and Gary Cahill (1-2, min. 25)

Crystal Palace delivered a resounding 2-1 victory against Newcastle on Tuesday, at St James’ Park. Both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Newcastle United were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last match. As the table looks today, Newcastle United are in 16th place on the table and has 22 points while Crystal Palace sit in 13th with 29 points after 22 matches.

Newcastle United started the game well, with early goal from Jonjo Shelvey in the 2nd minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a goal from Jairo Riedewald in the 21st minute brought Crystal Palace level. Later, Crystal Palace scored again and turned the match thanks to a goal from Gary Cahill in the 25th minute, to take a 2-1 lead into half time. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Both managers used allfull available substitutions. For Newcastle United Allan Saint-Maximin, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll came on for Jeff Hendrick, Javi Manquillo and Ciaran Clark, while Crystal Palace brought on Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke and Cheikhou Kouyate to replace Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi and Jairo Riedewald.

There were bookings for Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle and Nathaniel Clyne, Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew for Crystal Palace.

Newcastle United will next play Southampton at home, with Crystal Palace facing Leeds United away.

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