Newcastle Again Fail To Hold Lead – Draw 1-1


For the third game in a row Newcastle went ahead in a rather boring game tonight at Selhurst Park, and it was returning striker Papiss Cisse who scored for Newcastle after 42 minutes.

But just like against Stoke City on Sunday we couldn’t hold onto the lead, and after 71 minutes substitute Frazier Campbell hit the ball home from close range, after an excellent Yannick Balose cross, and the former Sunderland striker just got to the ball as he slid in from close range.

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Papiss Cisse scores Newcastle’s goal

But this was an uninspiring game tonight by both sides,  and John Carver has to get some life out of his players.

Newcastle were fairly composed in the first half, and just before the break Moussa Sissoko had the ball in the center of the pitch and he stroked the ball out to Janmaat on the right wing and Daryl made a bit of progress down the wing and then sent over an inch perfect pass and Papiss Cisse headed home with a great header.

That was Newcastle’s first shot on target in the game, and that was Cisse’s 10th Premier league goal of the season, and that was the third game in a row we have scored the go ahead goal.

And after Cisse scored there were some metal objects thrown on the pitch and Coloccini seemed to be in the way of one of them – and the Newcastle captain alerted the referee but nothing was done.

But in the second half Crystal Palace came back into the game, and Newcastle for the second game running couldn’t keep the lead, although we looked fairly comfortable at the back.

And Hangeland almost scored at the death with a good header, but Tim Krul made a great save low down to his right to save the point.

But draws will not get us up the league and a win is really what we need, and it looked like the only shot on target for Newcastle tonight got us a goal – so John Carver has work to do to get Newcastle some wins, and to get the players to shoot.

A win would have been great tonight since Stoke went down 4-1 at home to Manchester City.

We cannot complain too much because it was a lot better than a defeat – but when we get ahead in these games we have to learn how to lock up the win.

Next up is a trip to Manchester City a week on Saturday.

That’s seven games in charge for John Carver and we have one win, three draws and three defeats – and that’s not very good.

In the six league games John had managed we have 6 points – one win, three draws and two defeats – uninspiring stuff.

We remain in 11th place in the league with 32 points from 25 games, just one point behind Stoke City and two points behind Swansea, so we could still catch those two clubs and get up to 9th place.

Teams:

Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1): Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Hangeland, Kelly (Bolasie 68), McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha, Chamakh (Gayle 66), Sanogo (Campbell 26).
Subs not used: Hennessey, Mariappa, Mutch, Murray.
Scorer(s): Campbell 71
Booked: McArthur

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella (Dummett 86), Perez (Riviere 91), Gouffran; Cisse (Abeid 78)
Subs not used: Woodman, R.Taylor, Anita, Obertan.
Scorer(s): Cisse 42
Booked: Janmaat, Colback
Referee: Andre Mariner
Attendance: 25,118



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35 comments so far

  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #1

    two pardew teams

    what else can one say?

    CP were by far the better side though. 1st and 2nd half we were shit

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Very much ‘Boys Own’ leadership shown by Carver, the team selected was made to score goals but it failed to click successfully. The defence was always likely to concede, but Carver bravely persisted with the starting line up despite the obvious lack of control and the increased threat provided by their substitutes. The change in formation was too late to prevent them from converting and having failed to dominate the opposition Carvers team limped to the final whistle. His position as temporary Head Coach has not looked like being changed and although not losing is still a small achievement, the performance does not generate positivity and confidence for the matches ahead. Other results have gone our way and kept the situation the same.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Seeing the Spurs V Liverpool game yesterday and then watching that shower of shite has me depressed .

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  • Belfast

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Only 8 more points to go hahaha

    Utter shite!

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  • 89Norcal

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Well I’m filled with confidence for the game vs City, don know about the rest of you 🙂

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  • AncientC

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #6

    4-2-3-1 with Gouffran brought into the side. This was the big “top secret” plan? lol

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  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve been rooting for Carver since his appointment (though i didn’t want him initially), but i think today said it all:

    we were run over in the midfield and at times had one CM (during first half, sissoko spent more time out on the wing) and it was not addressed, much less rectified

    Colo and Willo must be competing for a contract at Wrexham. worst defensive pairing in the prem by some distance

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  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #8

    ancient

    how you could even see any semblance of that being a 4231 is beyond me

    442 by and large and we were wildly outplayed in the middle

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  • toon kk

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #9

    We support a meaningless club.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Yorky do you really wanna watch that for the next 7 year’s?

    Seriously if relegation means Ashley goes then im all for it now

    The squad is shocking and ill equipped we haven’t got a proper manager
    And that is all the fat mans doing at the same time as making profit

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Wats ivanivic supposed ti have done anyone know?

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Sissoko spouting about PSG and Arsenal in January…….hmmmm sorry son, you wouldnt even make the bench at either club. Half a dozen games followed by a dozen bad games. Sissoko is a good player on his day, nothing more. He will never become a brilliant player. Far to inconsistent and can’t even do the basics right at times.

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  • scout

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #13

    people say how shocking we are but still above sunderland, so how bad are they?

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  • msk21dec

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #14

    next season season tickets sales needs to go down who on earth pays to watch this boring team

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Sissoko has nowhere near the technical ability to be at a club like PSG or Arsenal .

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  • scout

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Apparently bite someone. The suarez bite has turned him into muttley

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  • toonking

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #17

    toon kk // Feb 11, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Toonking @408
    I couldn’t have put it better myself.

    i’ve known this for months myself.

    posts everywhere are asking for a Lb to be used as CB.

    the now hoping to see a sh1te obatan brought on as sub if not starting.

    we panicing every single transfer window.

    it doesn’t really matter how much attacking football we play, if you can’t even create the chances then what is the point?

    cabaye, ba, remy and sissoko could all manage to put in great form and these were part of the sh1te pardews team proving even a sh1t manager will not stop great players doing well.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    FreeTheRangersFive – I called it a 4.2.3.1 because that is what it was.

    Why do you think Cisse was up front on his own, and Perez was playing wide?

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Well said.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    He attempted to head butt an Everton player manxpie. Well a say headbutt it was a feeble attempt at one. Nowhere near as fierce as my own.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #21

    The starting line up should have not included Colback and Sissoko, a more consistent choice would have been Riviere and Obertan. (joke)

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  • Belfast

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #22

    He may have bit him too not sure. I only seen the head going forward.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Can’t help contrasting these negative attitudes with the Bobby Robson sentiments opposite. Van Gaal has just given an interview about getting a result when you’re not playing well – as a positive quality…

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Some of them are already on their summer holidays.

    A few of them need dropped like hot potatoes IMO

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Manpix
    I am not defending the football pardew carver or Ashley
    I hate them all for ripping the heart out of our club
    But relegation is not the answer
    First he won’t go
    Second look at Wigan ,Bolton ,blackpool getting back first try is not easy
    And thirdly i for one don’t want yo watch championship football
    The only thing that will work is an empty St James park,but that won’t happen ,we can’t even show unity amongst ourselves ashley has succeeded in dividing and ruling
    I don’t know the answer or pretend to but relegation ain’t it imo
    Thankfully I think it is very likely that we are already safe and certainly another four points will be ok
    I know it’s horrible but the alternative is worse

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Biting! Bloody hell weren’t it him who got bitten by Suarez
    Must be catching is this the beginning of vampires finally taking over

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #27

    By gum some over the top stuff tonight
    Discount the half dozen or so new names who are obviously mackems ticked off at their horrible showing last night and just stirring up the shyte , there is still a lot of over the top stuff out there.
    Really surprising the amount of time people (no names no pack drill) who clearly don’t have the first idea about footy , spend on this blog.
    CP had one purple patch of about 10 to 15 minutes when they made the substitutions and scored the goal at that point Newcastle could have crumbled and conceded more but rallied well and got back into it.
    It wasn’t anywhere near a classic but it was about the same distance from being the fiasco some are portraying.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m not sure about the biting girly headbutt was all I seen

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Yorky obviously I’d want a much better alternative but this new tv deal has given him even more power and lee-way

    It would be very satisfying to see him miss out on that even if it is the club too
    If it means a few years in the championship. Then so be it but thus fusker needs to go

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  • Mag52

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Poor game. About the right result.
    Any more wishes Tsunki ?

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  • firebug666

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Jeff

    By “getting back into it” do you mean hoofing the ball up to their back four for the last 20 minutes?

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  • gazzaforever

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Wtf did you expect exactly with Carver, he s Pardew s pet, same pussy philosophy same love for workhorses. You can recognize a bad coach as the time he needs to change something in the game, like making substitutions. I still think that even Beardsley would be a better option till the end of the season

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  • toonking

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #33

    yorkymag

    i don’t even think a boycott will work, football tickets now only count for a fraction of the income, it might infact be a helping to ashley, more space for SD advertisement.

    The biggest income we get is from the TV revenue and therefore it’s that he would hate to see lost. So either get ourselves totaly relegated and rebuild a team of local passionate footballers like we had last time. If not then atleast begin with an awful run forcing him to start panic buying and perhaps one day realize how bad our team is.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #34

    toonking

    No bums on seats means no televised match, means no SD exposure, Why do you think Ashley does the cheap tickets, He’s not doing it to be nice to the fans, he hates us.

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  • TorontoToon

    Feb 11, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Pathetic, settling for a point at CP.. And that’s what we did (in fact we were lucky to get that), Carvers subs were beyond negative. A Left back and a defective mid for a striker and an attacking mid. I’ll say it again.. It’s a sad sad day when a point vs Crystal Palace is all we can play and hope for.

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