Palace 1 Toon 1


Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diamé (Hayden 65), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 57), Pérez (Merino 80), Gayle
Subs: Murphy, Dubravka, Manquillo, Lejeune

Newcastle resisted intense pressure from Crystal Palace to earn a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park that again took them clear of the bottom three.

The Magpies remain 16th but at kick-off had been level on 24 points with 19th-placed Huddersfield, Stoke and Swansea.

Mohamed Diame's first-half finish then took them into contention for victory against a rival for relegation, but Luka Milivojevic's penalty instead earned the hosts a point that took them back up to 14th.

But as was said previously, a point in the relegation area is a point "gained" rather than two dropped, but many Toon fans will not see it that way.

But at least there was 100% effort from the team, although the lack in class was obvious.