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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 30 August 2014,

Newcastle
3
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3
Crystal Pal
  • Kickoff: 15:00 BST
  • Stadium: St James' Park
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: St James' Park
  • Attendance: 49,226
  • 37' Daryl Janmaat
  • 73' Rolando Aarons
  • 88' Michael Williamson
  • 1' Dwight Gayle
  • 48' Jason Puncheon
  • 91' Wilfried Zaha

Newcastle United

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Magpies move key for Colback

Alan Pardew is convinced Jack Colback's move to Newcastle was a key factor in his first England call-up.

The 24-year-old midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson's squad for next month's friendly against Norway and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland just weeks after leaving arch-rivals Sunderland, where he had been since the age of 10.

While insisting the Black Cats deserve much of the credit for his elevation, Pardew believes the way Colback - described by Hodgson as "the Ginger Pirlo" - has negotiated his controversial switch from Wearside to Tyneside will not have gone unnoticed at Soho Square.

The 53-year-old said: "It's great for north-east football, because he did a lot of this [to earn his] call-up at Sunderland.

"I think he's ticked a couple of boxes here though, that are important for an England manager. One, he has moved to a local rivals and he has handled it well; and then he has come into our team and played well, and that has ticked another box for the England manager.

"When you go to England, you have to show that you have got a personality to deal with all the pressure that comes with playing for England.

"There's the extra media spotlight, the extra spotlight of analysts and the experts in the studio, and I think the move to us underlined the fact that he can deal with that."

There was England recognition too for the Magpies' Jamaican-born midfielder Rolando Aarons, who has been included in the Under-21s squad.

Both men will hope to feature for their club in the Barclays Premier League at home to Crystal Palace before meeting up with their international colleagues.

However, Cheick Tiote and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be missing once again as they continue their respective recoveries from hamstring and ankle problems.

Meanwhile, Neil Warnock has admitted Crystal Palace will face a transfer-deadline frenzy after he put recruitment plans on hold for Saturday's trip.

The new Eagles boss secured Wilfried Zaha's Selhurst Park return on Thursday on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

Warnock set Friday aside for team preparations, leaving just Sunday and Monday for Palace to complete as many as four more deals.

The transfer window shuts at 11pm on Monday, with Palace still keen on Southampton's Jack Cork and Norwich's Gary Hooper.

"I have had 320 messages from agents and they are all brilliant players, all with different agents," said Warnock, who cut off his Cornwall retirement to return to the south London club.

"I doubt we can do anything before the weekend.

"We need to get through the weekend. If we can get three or four players, I think we can hold our own.

"Hopefully by Sunday, Monday night we will have a couple of people to show you. I'm sure it will be chaos, it always is."

Warnock's new side take on Alan Pardew's Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday, desperate for points and morale.

Warnock, who admitted he was once again unable to commit to retirement, said Palace must close ranks to stand any chance of victory in the north east.

"I've had four retirements but I couldn't resist," he said.

"I don't think we should rest on our laurels.

"It would be easy to be disappointed when someone leaves like they have done, and it's difficult for the players because they have had such a fantastic time.

"And Tony's done a fantastic job, but now we have to regroup and look to the future and do the best we can.

"Yes it might be difficult on Saturday when I've only been here a couple of days, but I still think we can go up there in good spirits and I'm looking forward to it."

Scott Dann remains doubtful for Palace.

The former Blackburn defender is still battling a niggling hip problem, while Zaha could jump straight into action.

Warnock will definitely be without midfielder Joe Ledley, who could still be two weeks from overcoming his groin strain.

91'+7

End Regular Time

91'+7

End Regular Time

91'+7

Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 98'

91'+6

Rolando Aarons

91'+6

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'+4

3 - 3

Goal! Newcastle United 3, Crystal Palace 3. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Dann following a set piece situation.

91'+4

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 95'

91'+4

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).

91'+3

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 94'

91'+3

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 94'

91'+2

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 93'

91'+1

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 91'

91'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 91'

90'

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88'

3 - 2

Goal! Newcastle United 3, Crystal Palace 2. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

88'

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

88'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 88'

88'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Glenn Murray

88'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 87'

87'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 87'

86'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

Attempt missed. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

84'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 84'

83'

Attempt missed. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

83'

Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 83'

83'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 83'

83'

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray replaces Yannick Bolasie.

82'

Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Kelly.

82'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 82'

81'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 81'

80'

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

80'

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Puncheon with a through ball.

80'

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 80'

80'

Attempt missed. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross.

80'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 80'

79'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 79'

79'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Siem de Jong.

79'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Daryl Janmaat because of an injury.

77'

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Hand ball by Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).

76'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 76'

76'

Attempt missed. Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

76'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 76'

76'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 76'

75'

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 75'

74'

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

73'

2 - 2

Goal! Newcastle United 2, Crystal Palace 2. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

73'

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 73'

73'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

72'

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

72'

Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 72'

72'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 72'

71'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 71'

71'

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) Throw In at 71'

70'

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha replaces Dwight Gayle because of an injury.

68'

Attempt blocked. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

68'

Attempt blocked. Siem de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

68'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 68'

67'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 67'

67'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 67'

67'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Rolando Aarons replaces Yoan Gouffran.

66'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 66'

66'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 66'

65'

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 65'

65'

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

62'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 63'

62'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

62'

Attempt saved. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Colback.

62'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 62'

62'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 62'

62'

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 62'

61'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 61'

61'

Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 61'

60'

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 60'

58'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 58'

58'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 58'

57'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Corner Kick at 57'

57'

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Tim Krul.

57'

Attempt saved. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joel Ward.

57'

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 57'

56'

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 56'

55'

Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 55'

55'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

54'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 54'

54'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 53'

53'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Blocked Pass at 53'

52'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 52'

52'

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Fraizer Campbell replaces Marouane Chamakh because of an injury.

50'

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) Blocked Pass at 50'

50'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 50'

48'

1 - 2

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

48'

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 48'

48'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 48'

48'

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 48'

47'

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 47'

46'

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 1.

46'+2

Halftime

46'+1

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 47'

46'+1

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon tries a through ball, but Adrian Mariappa is caught offside.

46'+1

Siem De Jong (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 47'

46'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 46'

46'

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 46'

46'

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'

Attempt missed. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rémy Cabella following a set piece situation.

45'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 45'

45'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 45'

44'

Marouane Chamakh

44'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

42'

Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joel Ward following a fast break.

42'

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 42'

41'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Adrian Mariappa

41'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 40'

39'

Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

39'

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

37'

1 - 1

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 1. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Rivière.

37'

Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 37'

37'

Attempt blocked. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rémy Cabella.

37'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 37'

37'

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Hand ball by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

36'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 36'

35'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 35'

34'

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Siem de Jong following a fast break.

34'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 34'

33'

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rémy Cabella.

32'

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.

32'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Corner Kick at 32'

32'

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) Blocked Pass at 32'

32'

Attempt missed. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

31'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 31'

31'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 29'

29'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 28'

28'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 28'

27'

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 27'

27'

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mile Jedinak.

26'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 26'

26'

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

26'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 26'

26'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joel Ward.

24'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 24'

24'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Throw In at 24'

23'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 23'

23'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 23'

21'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 21'

21'

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) Blocked Pass at 21'

20'

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

20'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 20'

20'

Attempt blocked. Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

20'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 20'

20'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 20'

19'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Throw In at 19'

18'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 18'

18'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 18'

18'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 18'

17'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 17'

17'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 17'

17'

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 17'

16'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) Throw In at 15'

15'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 15'

14'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 14'

13'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 13'

13'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Yannick Bolasie.

13'

Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 13'

13'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

12'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 12'

12'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11'

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

11'

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) Assists Shot at 11'

10'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 10'

10'

Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

9'

Siem De Jong (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 9'

9'

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) Blocked Pass at 9'

8'

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 8'

8'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Throw In at 7'

7'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 7'

6'

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 4'

3'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 3'

3'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3'

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 3'

2'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 2'

1'

0 - 1

Goal! Newcastle United 0, Crystal Palace 1. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.

1'

Attempt saved. Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

65%
35%
  • Newcastle United
  • Crystal Palace

Shots

18
12

Shots on target

4
7

Fouls

12
19

Corners

11
4

Yellow Cards

1
3

Red Cards

0
0

Newcastle

Newcastle3 - 3Crystal Pal
Gillingham0 - 1Newcastle
Aston Villa0 - 0Newcastle
Newcastle0 - 2Man City
Liverpool2 - 1Newcastle
Newcastle3 - 0Cardiff

Crystal Pal

Newcastle3 - 3Crystal Pal
Walsall0 - 3Crystal Pal
Crystal Pal1 - 3West Ham
Arsenal2 - 1Crystal Pal
Fulham2 - 2Crystal Pal
Crystal Pal3 - 3Liverpool

Head to Head

Newcastle3 - 3Crystal Pal
Newcastle1 - 0Crystal Pal
Crystal Pal0 - 3Newcastle
Newcastle2 - 0Crystal Pal
Crystal Pal0 - 2Newcastle
Newcastle0 - 0Crystal Pal

Newcastle

  • 1Tim Krul
  • 6Michael Williamson
  • 2Fabricio Coloccini
  • 19Massadio Haidara
  • 22Daryl Janmaat
  • -> Vurnon Anita
  • 11Yoan Gouffran
  • -> Rolando Aarons
  • 20Rémy Cabella
  • 10Siem De Jong
  • -> Ayoze Pérez
  • 7Moussa Sissoko
  • 14Jack Colback
  • 29Emmanuel Riviere
  • Subs
  • 21Robert Elliot
  • 27Steven Taylor
  • 36Paul Dummett
  • 25Gabriel Obertan

Crystal Pal

  • 1Julian Speroni
  • 6Scott Dann
  • 34Martin Kelly
  • 3Adrian Mariappa
  • 27Damien Delaney
  • 7Yannick Bolasie
  • -> Glenn Murray
  • 42Jason Puncheon
  • 16Dwight Gayle
  • -> Wilfried Zaha
  • 2Joel Ward
  • 29Marouane Chamakh
  • -> Fraizer Campbell
  • 15Mile Jedinak
  • Subs
  • 20Jonathan Williams
  • 4Brede Hangeland
  • 25Barry Bannan
  • 13Wayne Hennessey

Wilfried Zaha seals dramatic point for Crystal Palace at Newcastle

Wilfried Zaha snatched a point for new manager Neil Warnock as Crystal Palace emerged from a six-goal thriller at Newcastle with something to show for their efforts.

Zaha, on loan at the Eagles from Manchester United, struck five minutes into stoppage time at the end of a dramatic encounter at St James' Park just as is looked as though the Magpies had secured their first Premier League win of the season.

He and Newcastle counterpart Rolando Aarons lit up a nail-biting conclusion to the game with fine cameos after Daryl Janmaat and Aarons had cancelled out earlier efforts from Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon.

Mike Williamson's 88th-minute finish - his first goal for five years - looked to have secured the points, but Zaha dashed the home side's hopes in front of owner Mike Ashley and a crowd of 49,226.

Having failed to score in either of their first two league games and won in the Capital One Cup at Gillingham by virtue of John Egan's own goal, Alan Pardew knew victory against Palace was a must if he was to convince the club's fans that his new-look side have enough attacking threat.

But whatever his game-plans was, it was blown out of the water within 30 seconds as Gayle handed Warnock the perfect start to his reign, pouncing on the rebound after goalkeeper Tim Krul could only turn Marouane Chamakh's shot on to a post and blasting into the roof of the net.

The visitors, who were also looking for their first three-point haul of the campaign, predictably retreated deep inside their own half as the shocked Magpies started the process of fighting their way back into the game.

In a frustrating passage of play, the home side dominated possession, but simply could not find a cutting edge as lone striker Emmanuel Riviere was well-marshalled by the Palace rearguard, which repelled a series of insipid set-piece deliveries from Remy Cabella and Jack Colback with little difficulty.

Warnock's men might have increased their lead when the recalled Puncheon, whose infamous spat with his new manager appeared to have been forgotten, fired just over after a rare break.

However, as the half wore on, Newcastle started to make an impression, with Janmaat heading wide from a Cabella corner and Moussa Sissoko drilling inches past a post after enterprising set-up play by Siem de Jong and Riviere.

But the equaliser finally arrived seven minutes before the break from an unexpected source, and courtesy of a slice of good fortune.

Riviere laid off Cabella's ball into the box and it eventually fell to Janmaat, whose initial effort pinballed between defenders before the ball sat up nicely for him to stab past keeper Julian Speroni with the help of a deflection off defender Damien Delaney.

The Magpies had an opportunity to go in ahead at the break when Cabella squared a free-kick to Colback on the stroke of half-time, but the midfielder failed to celebrate his call-up to the England squad in style when he spooned his effort high over.

There is little doubt Pardew will have exhorted his troops to raise the tempo on their return, but in the event, they started just as sloppily and were made to pay once again.

Yannick Bolasie was allowed to pick up possession wide on the left and square for Puncheon, who controlled neatly before sending a volley across Krul and into the far corner.

Newcastle were almost caught out once again with 57 minutes gone when full-back Martin Kelly exploited the space left by opposite number Janmaat as he pushed forward to surge down the left before cutting inside and testing Krul from distance with a rasping drive.

But it took a good save by Speroni to deny Yoan Gouffran a 62nd-minute equaliser after De Jong had combined with Riviere to allow Colback to feed the Frenchman.

Pardew introduced Aarons in a bid to add much-needed invention, but it was fellow newcomer Zaha who almost extended his side's lead 18 minutes from time when he waltzed through the home defence before seeing his effort blocked by Krul.

But Aarons did make a swift impact two minutes later when he stooped to head home a second equaliser at the far post after Cabella's left-wing corner had been flicked on.

Zaha was proving to be a serious nuisance and he perhaps should have scored nine minutes from time when he blazed wide of the far post after Krul had parried his first attempt.

Williamson must have thought he had won it when he tapped home from close range after Aarons' audacious effort had come back off a post, but Zaha finally got it right to ensure it finished all square.


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