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Premier League Statistics: Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace

MATCH FACTS

  • Date – 21st October 2017
  • Venue – St James’ Park
  • Attendance – 52,251
  • Referee – Stuart Attwell
  • Bookings – van Aanholt, Cabaye, Manquillo, Lejeune, Lascelles, Joselu
  • Goals – Merino (86)
  • Star Eagle – Andros Townsend (7.3)

TEB VERDICT

A disappointing result after the big win the week before particularly as the Eagles were the better team for the most part in this one. Yohan Cabaye was lucky not to have seen red which could have altered the way the game was panning out at the point quite significantly but Palace guilty of not taking the chances that came their way ahead of the sucker punch in the last few minutes which saw the hosts take all three points. Regardless of the result, there is visible improvement on the pitch now that Roy Hodgson has got himself settled in and the majority of home fans are feeling rather fortunate to have taken the win.

PLAYER RATINGS (courtesy of Who Scored)

  • 1 Julian Speroni (6.4)
  • 2 Joel Ward (7.0)
  • 6 Scott Dann (6.8)
  • 12 Mamadou Sakho (7.1)
  • 3 Patrick van Aanholt (6.3)
  • 15 Jeffrey Schlupp (7.0)
  • 28 Luka Milivojevic (6.8)
  • 7 Yohan Cabaye (6.4)
  • 18 James McArthur (7.1) – Replaced by 26 Bakary Sako (6.0) on 84 minutes
  • 10 Andros Townsend (7.3)
  • 11 Wilfried Zaha (6.2) – Replaced by 8 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (6.3) on 77 minutes

Unused substitutes – 13 Wayne Hennessey, 5 James Tomkins, 24 Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 42 Jason Puncheon, 44 Jairo Riedewald

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

“There were some very good performances from us in particular. The quality of our play was very good. We needed more than a goal to take one point and set plays are always a problem. It was unfortunate as our player got his head to the ball but headed it against the Newcastle bloke. I cannot criticise our performance. From the first minute to the last it was everything I expected and under normal circumstances would have got us a result.” – Roy Hodgson courtesy of BBC Sport.

“It is important to get three points in a difficult game. They had confidence and were working hard. It is another step forward. The main thing is we keep pushing and winning games. We have a very clear idea and have to take one game at a time. At the moment we are in a good position.” – Rafa Benitez courtesy of BBC Sport.

MATCH STATISTICS

The Who Scored man of the match was Mikel Merino (7.4) while Christain Atsu, Jonjo Shelvey, Luka Milivojevic and Yohan Cabaye (2) had the most shots. The player with the most tackles was Jeffrey Schlupp (4) while Andros Townsend (4) made the most dribbles.

  • Team rating: 6.77 – 6.67
  • Total shots: 7 – 10
  • Shots on target: 3 – 0
  • Possession: 55.3% – 44.7%
  • Pass success: 80% – 71%
  • Dribbles: 5 – 13
  • Aerials won: 23 – 27
  • Tackles: 16 – 16
  • Corners: 3 – 5
  • Dispossessed: 9 – 10

POSITION IN THE TABLE

Palace remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just three points behind Bournemouth in 19th with seven points and Stoke City in 18th with eight points.

NEXT THREE FIXTURES

  • 24/10/2017 – Bristol City (a)
  • 28/10/2017 – West Ham United (h)
  • 05/11/2017 – Tottenham Hotspur (a)

 

 

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Jay Crame

Jay Crame

Jay is the founder of TEB and site editor. An avid Palace fan since the late eighties with a passion for music and far too many other sports. Amateur radio presenter of The Meridian Sports Show.

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