Missed chances cost Palace in drab defeat at Newcastle

Newcastle 1-1 Palace

Crystal Palace were made to pay for their profligacy by losing 1-0 at Newcastle United.

A lacklustre contest was heading for a goalless draw before Newcastle snatched a winner late on through Miguel Almiron.

Palace had the best chance of the first half when Toon goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saved Wilfried Zaha’s low shot.

Dubravka denied Palace again with saves from Christian Benteke and James McArthur after the break.

But the Eagles were made to pay for their missed chances as an unmarked Almiron notched his first Newcastle goal in the 83rd minute by smashing in Andy Carroll’s knock down.

Newcastle: Dubravka, Dummett, Fernandez, Schar, Manquillo, Joelinton (Gayle 77), Hayden (S Longstaff 64), Shelvey, Almiron (Yedlin 90), Lejeune, Carroll.

Not used: Darlow, Krafth, M Longstaff, Atsu.

Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Kouyate, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McCarthy, McArthur (Meyer 86), Milivojevic, Zaha, Benteke, Ayew.

Not used: Hennessey, Woods, Daly, Pierrick, Riedewald, Wickham.

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