Newcastle picked up a point at Selhurst Park this afternoon. The performance was lacking in certain areas as the hosts dominated much of the match. Crystal Palace had 75% of the possession the bulk of the chances.
The lads defended very well in the first half limiting Crystal Palace to a few chances. The second half was a different affair as The Eagles could have put 4 or 5 into the back of the net.
However, as Newcastle fans are well aware, you have to take your chances or you can easily end up losing points. The aim for Jones and the lads was to pick up a result, and in the end, they did just that.
After the match, Graeme Jones spoke to the press. He thought Newcastle deserved to get something out of the match but conceded the performance was far from where he wants them to get. Here is some footage of Jones speaking after the game.
? "We deserved to get something from the game, it's far from where we want to be."
Graeme Jones says that Newcastle United put up a solid performance but outlines areas that still need a lot of improvement pic.twitter.com/yqEehXbx8l
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 23, 2021
Jones was also asked about his team selection which had some notable omissions in Miguel Almiron, Joelinton, and Joe Willock. As far a Willock goes, Jones revealed he was resting the midfielder due to his lack of a pre-season and his recent toe injury.
This is what Jones said about the midfielder per Newcastle’s Twitter account:
“Joe Willock never had a pre-season. He’s been having an injection in his toe since before Watford. He missed a couple of weeks of training and taking an injection to play.
“He’s going to be a fantastic player for this club but he’s building his fitness up.”