Jairo Riedewald scores Crystal Palace's first goal
Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow had little chance of saving Jairo Riedewald’s strike after it took a deflection

Crystal Palace recorded back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since September as they kept an attack-minded Newcastle at bay at St James’ Park.

The Magpies had a handful of chances to add to the second-minute strike from Jonjo Shelvey, while Roy Hodgson’s side made the most of their opportunities, turning the match around in a four-minute spell courtesy of goals from Jairo Riedewald and Gary Cahill.

Riedewald’s effort trumped Shelvey’s half-volley, when his 20-yard rocket took a slight deflection off Ciaran Clark in beating keeper Karl Darlow. And then in the 25th minute 35-year-old Cahill leapt highest to flick Eberechi Eze’s corner delivery past the reach of the Magpies keeper. In doing so, the former Chelsea defender became the club’s oldest scorer in the competition.

Andros Townsend should have made it 3-1 in stoppage time, but almost inexplicably struck his effort high and wide from four yards.

The visiting backline was busier of the two defences with Vicente Guaita producing a great instinctive block to deny Ryan Fraser and making another save to deny the Scot.

Victory sees Palace move level on 29 points with 12th place Southampton, while Newcastle remain in 16th and eight points above the drop-zone.

Whether Hodgson’s side can make it a hat-trick of successes at Leeds next Monday might depend on how serious Wilfried Zaha’s injury is. The Ivory Coast winger came off in the 58th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Patience pays off for Palace

This fourth away win of the season in the league was the product of disciplined defending, efficiency in attack and some luck.

The Eagles had more than enough time to regroup after the early jolt from Shelvey and were thankful Newcastle’s defending was not at the level it was during last weekend’s win at Everton.

Hodgson’s own defence was exceptional on Tuesday. Guaita once again underlined his importance in the backline when he rushed out to get enough of a hand on Fraser’s strike to push it wide.

Full-back Nathaniel Clyne made a crucial challenge to deny Callum Wilson a shot on goal and Scott Dann produced a brave block to prevent substitute Allan Saint-Maximin from testing Guaita.

Another loss but Magpies on right track

Despite this eighth defeat in the past 11 league games, this was not a return to the bad old ways for Steve Bruce’s side.

They set up with a similar attacking formation which reaped rewards at Goodison Park and had Palace on the backfoot for much of the match, enjoying 61% of the possession.

The only thing lacking was the same intensity they showed against the Toffees. Riedewald was given too much space to line up his shot for Palace’s opener and the defence lost Cahill as he ran clear to nod in the second.

Had Fraser stuck away his chance at 2-1 when he was one-on-one with Guaita then the Magpies might have got something out of this game.

Bruce has got it tactically right now, he just needs his side to discover a cutting edge.

No home comforts for Newcastle – stats

  • This was the first time Palace have won an away Premier League game after conceding the first goal since October 2019 against West Ham (2-1), having gone winless in their previous 14 such matches (D2 L12).
  • Newcastle have lost each of their first three home league games in a calendar year for just the second time, previously doing so in 2014 in the Premier League.
  • Shelvey’s opener for Newcastle (71 seconds) was the fastest goal Crystal Palace have conceded in a Premier League game since Ian Taylor’s strike for Aston Villa in March 1998 (1st minute).
  • Riedewald’s equaliser was just his second Premier League goal and first since October 2020 against Fulham, ending a run of 13 games without a goal in the competition.
  • Cahill (35 years, 45 days) became the oldest Englishman to score a Premier League goal at St James’ Park since Alan Shearer, for Newcastle against Wigan in April 2006 (35 years, 245 days).

What’s next?

The Magpies host Southampton on Saturday (15:00 GMT) and the Eagles are at Leeds next Monday (20:00 GMT).

Player of the match

CahillGary Cahill

with an average of 8.33

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

    Average rating

    5.78

  2. Squad number13Player nameWilson

    Average rating

    5.60

  3. Squad number26Player nameDarlow

    Average rating

    5.28

  4. Squad number21Player nameFraser

    Average rating

    4.95

  5. Squad number5Player nameSchär

    Average rating

    4.89

  6. Squad number19Player nameManquillo

    Average rating

    4.76

  7. Squad number2Player nameClark

    Average rating

    4.73

  8. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

    Average rating

    4.72

  9. Squad number8Player nameShelvey

    Average rating

    4.71

  10. Squad number14Player nameHayden

    Average rating

    4.66

  11. Squad number12Player nameGayle

    Average rating

    4.65

  12. Squad number15Player nameLewis

    Average rating

    4.35

  13. Squad number7Player nameCarroll

    Average rating

    3.87

  14. Squad number16Player nameHendrick

    Average rating

    3.70

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number24Player nameCahill

    Average rating

    8.33

  2. Squad number25Player nameEze

    Average rating

    8.00

  3. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

    Average rating

    7.84

  4. Squad number6Player nameDann

    Average rating

    7.78

  5. Squad number31Player nameGuaita

    Average rating

    7.61

  6. Squad number17Player nameClyne

    Average rating

    7.55

  7. Squad number3Player namevan Aanholt

    Average rating

    7.50

  8. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

    Average rating

    6.95

  9. Squad number11Player nameZaha

    Average rating

    6.60

  10. Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

    Average rating

    6.52

  11. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

    Average rating

    6.10

  12. Squad number20Player nameBenteke

    Average rating

    5.87

  13. Squad number23Player nameBatshuayi

    Average rating

    5.76

  14. Squad number10Player nameTownsend

    Average rating

    5.35

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-3-1-2

26Darlow

19Manquillo5Schär2Clark15Lewis

16Hendrick14Hayden8Shelvey

24Almirón

13Wilson21Fraser

  • 26Darlow
  • 19ManquilloSubstituted forGayleat 77′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 2ClarkSubstituted forCarrollat 89′minutes
  • 15Lewis
  • 16HendrickSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 63′minutes
  • 14Hayden
  • 8ShelveyBooked at 29mins
  • 24Almirón
  • 13Wilson
  • 21Fraser

Substitutes

  • 1Dubravka
  • 3Dummett
  • 4M Longstaff
  • 7Carroll
  • 9Joelinton
  • 10Saint-Maximin
  • 12Gayle
  • 17Krafth
  • 57Anderson

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

31Guaita

17Clyne6Dann24Cahill3van Aanholt

44Riedewald4Milivojevic

9J Ayew25Eze11Zaha

23Batshuayi

  • 31Guaita
  • 17ClyneBooked at 51mins
  • 6Dann
  • 24Cahill
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 44RiedewaldSubstituted forKouyatéat 90+2′minutes
  • 4MilivojevicBooked at 72mins
  • 9J AyewBooked at 90mins
  • 25Eze
  • 11ZahaSubstituted forTownsendat 58′minutes
  • 23BatshuayiSubstituted forBentekeat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 10Townsend
  • 14Mateta
  • 20Benteke
  • 27Mitchell
  • 34Kelly
Referee:
Darren England

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2.

  3. Attempt saved. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamal Lewis with a cross.

  4. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).

  7. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Cheikhou Kouyaté replaces Jairo Riedewald.

  8. Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

  9. Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jairo Riedewald.

  10. Substitution, Newcastle United. Andy Carroll replaces Ciaran Clark.

  11. Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

  12. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.

  14. Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).

  16. Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Foul by Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United).

  18. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Foul by Callum Wilson (Newcastle United).

  20. Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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