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Played
December 21, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Selhurst Park — London
Referee:‬ N. Swarbrick‎
Attendance:‬ 24936‎
 
 
Yohan Cabaye 25′
 
Danny Gabbidon 39′ (OG)
 
Hatem Ben Arfa 86′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 0-3 Newcastle

A superb performance from Yohan Cabaye on his return from suspension was the platform for a comfortable win for Alan Pardew's side in dreadful weather conditions

By Alex Young at Selhurst Park

  • Julian Speroni
    0
    0
    2.50

    Julian Speroni

    Couldn’t do anything about the opening goal and could do even less about the second. When he was truly called into action, he was solid. Made a great save with his feet to stop Cabaye scoring a second.

  • Joel Ward
    0
    0
    1.50

    Joel Ward

    Was found out of position on more than one occasion, allowing Sissoko to find space time and time again.

  • Adrian Mariappa
    0
    0
    1.50

    Adrian Mariappa

    Failed to cover the runs of Puncheon or Jerome, leaving the other defenders stretched. Needs to time his attacks forward more carefully.

  • Danny Gabbidon
    0
    0
    1.00

    Danny Gabbidon Flop of the Match

    Terribly misjudged a Debuchy cross to divert into his own net to sum up a poor performance in terrible weather conditions.

  • Dean Moxey
    0
    0
    1.50

    Dean Moxey

    Seemed to struggle with the pace of the game in the first half, with Newcastle strong in midfield. Was withdrawn at half-time.

  • Damien Delaney
    0
    0
    2.00

    Damien Delaney

    Unlucky with the opening goal but was slack for the majority of the game with his positioning a particular concern.

  • Jason Puncheon
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jason Puncheon

    Fairly quiet as he battled against an efficient Newcastle defence. Was guilty of poor decision making at times when isolated from his attacking partners.

  • Mile Jedinak
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mile Jedinak

    His passing let him down today, with misplaced attempts really stalling Palace’s attacking flow on more than one occasion.

  • Barry Bannan
    0
    0
    2.00

    Barry Bannan

    A danger at set-pieces, as usual, and was a threat through the middle, but was sacrificed at half-time as Pulis looked to find a way back into the game.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marouane Chamakh

    His work-rate cannot be questioned, often seen dropping deep in search of the ball, but really struggled against Williamson and Coloccini today.

  • Cameron Jerome
    0
    0
    1.50

    Cameron Jerome

    Will be disappointed after a frustrating display. Struggled to link up with Chamakh all game before being withdrawn 15 minutes from time.

Substitutions

  • Jonathan Parr
    0
    0
    1.00

    Jonathan Parr

    Gave away the penalty to seal the win for Newcastle in his only real contribution to the game.

  • Yannick Bolasie
    0
    0
    3.00

    Yannick Bolasie

    Came on at half-time and injected some much-needed vigour into Palace. A very raw talent, so his decision making let him down at times but his turn of pace is thrilling.

  • Dwight Gayle
    0
    0
    2.00

    Dwight Gayle

    Came on chasing a losing cause. Was energetic but failed to make an impact.

  • Tim Krul
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tim Krul

    Was a tad suspect at corners, making one mistake that nearly leading to a Crystal Palace equaliser in the first half, but was otherwise solid.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Had a quiet and controlled game with Palace struggling to assert themselves up front for the majority of the encounter.

  • Davide Santon
    0
    0
    3.00

    Davide Santon

    Impressive in defence and attack. Managed Puncheon well and was always a threat at set-pieces.

  • Mike Williamson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mike Williamson

    Kept Chamakh quiet all game as he again proved why Alan Pardew has kept faith in him this season. His awareness and anticipation were particularly noteworthy.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Much like Santon, was as much of a threat in attack as his was efficient in defence.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    0
    0
    4.00

    Yohan Cabaye Top of the Match

    Returned from suspension and broke the deadlock with a neat finish - but his real highlight was his work-rate. Seems to glide between defence and attack with ease. A superb display.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    0
    0
    3.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    Was superb on the right flank, with the opening goal all his own work. Faded slightly in the second half but was still a fine, all-round display.

  • Vurnon Anita
    0
    0
    3.00

    Vurnon Anita

    Controlled the centre of midfield alongside Tiote. Looked confident and assured for the majority.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    A mixed bag for Tiote. His passing ranged from poor to adequate but was also an imposing threat in the centre when creating space for his team.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    0
    0
    3.50

    Yoan Gouffran

    Had a lot of joy down the left flank, often turning Ward or Mariappa, but the killer pass was lacking more often than not.

  • Loïc Remy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Loïc Remy

    Cut a frustrated figure up front, with Gouffran struggling to find him with the final ball, though was lively all game and kept a nervy-looking Palace defence consistently busy. Replaced with 20 minutes to play.

Substitutions

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    A late addition but made an immediate impact, scoring Newcastle's third from the penalty spot.

  • Shola Ameobi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shola Ameobi

    Won the penalty in his only contribution of note.

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