Palace Suffer Cup Hangover With Disjointed Defeat At Newcastle

You would like to think the best way to get over a semi final loss is a game pretty soon afterwards but a long trip up to Newcastle clearly was not what the doctor ordered as the Eagles returned home empty handed.


20th April 2022


Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace


St James’ Park, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST


Referee: Tony Harrington. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Kevin Friend. VAR: Craig Pawson. Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett


BOOKINGS – Miguel Almiron (33), Conor Gallagher (45+1)

RED CARD – none


Miguel Almiron (32)


Bruno Guimaraes (32)


Patrick Vieira made it very clear in that he would learn a lot about his players in terms of the reactions from the semi final defeat. The Frenchman was unlikely to have expected such a display even after making a number of changes to the starting line up. This showing could perhaps be forgiven if in the remaining six games of the season there is something to show for it, but Palace are now in danger of going through the motions right the way through to the end of the season. Having said that, it is difficult to understand how Place did not score against Newcastle after creating several chances but the hosts were organised and very difficult to break down.


13 Vicente Guaita (7), 17 Nathaniel Clyne (6), 16 Joachim Andersen (6), 6 Marc Guehi (7), 3 Tyrick Mitchell (6), 8 Cheikhou Kouyate (7), 15 Jeffrey Schlupp (7), 7 Michael Olise (6), 23 Conor Gallagher (6), 11 Wilfried Zaha (6), 22 Odsonne Edouard (7)

SUBSTITUTES – 1 Jack Butland, 2 Joel Ward, 5 James Tomkins, 9 Jordan Ayew (6 – replaced Olise on 40 mins), 10 Eberechi Eze, 12 Will Hughes, 14 Jean-Philippe Mateta (6 – replaced Gallagher on 60 mins), 18 McArthur (6 – replaced Kouyate on 60 mins), 20 Benteke


1 Dubravka, 17 Krafth, 5 Schar, 33 Burn, 13 Targett, 39 Guimaraes, 8 Shelvey, 7 Joelinton, 24 Almiron, 20 Wood, 10 Saint-Maximin

SUBSTITUTES – 6 Lascelles, 11 Ritchie, 18 Fernandez, 19 Manquillo, 23 Murphy (replaced Saint-Maximin on 76 mins), 26 Darlow, 28 Willock (replaced Almiron on 77 mins), 34 Gayle, 36 S Longstaff


PATRICK VIEIRA – “All credit to Newcastle. I think they defended really well and made it difficult for us. Playing on Monday will help us freshen up a bit in our minds. The semi-final loss was still fresh in our mind, which is why it took us a while to get into the game. We have to go back to basics and work hard to get what we want.”

EDDIE HOWE – “It was a very good first half. With the ball and in terms of our intensity, it was up there with one of our best performances. In the second half Palace came back into it, but we defended very well. We’ve had a very good shape. The players have developed a good mentality to defending, and I think we needed to because Palace played well.”


The Who Scored man of the match was Bruno Guimaraes (8.2) as Miguel Almiron (7) had the most shots. The most tackles were made by Jeffrey Schlupp (5) while the most dribbles were by Bruno Guimaraes (6)

  • Team rating: 6.99 – 6.43
  • Total shots: 13 – 9
  • Shots on target: 4 – 2
  • Possession: 36.2% – 63.8%
  • Pass success: 76% – 84%
  • Passes: 327 – 560
  • Dribbles: 12 – 5
  • Aerials won: 18 – 16
  • Tackles: 17 – 20
  • Fouls: 12 – 11
  • Corners: 2 – 5
  • Saves: 2 – 3
  • Dispossessed: 9 – 9


Palace are 14th in the Premier League with 37 points from 32 games played, 2 points behind Southampton in 13th and a point ahead of Villa in 15th.


25/04/22 Leeds (h) – Premier League (8pm)

30/04/22 Southampton (a) – Premier League (3pm)

07/05/22 Watford (h) – Premier League (3pm)



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