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Premier League

  • 22 March 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 51588

Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill Tipico
Newcastle United 1.95 1.91 1.80 1.90
Draw 3.40 3.40 3.60 3.40
Crystal Palace 4.33 4.33 4.33 4.50
Newcastle United - Crystal Palace Preview: Hosts target three points as Pardew suspension continues

Newcastle United - Crystal Palace Preview: Hosts target three points as Pardew suspension continues

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The Magpies boss continues his stadium ban against a club he played for after headbutting Hull City's David Meyler, while the Eagles continue their battle against relegation

Alan Pardew's former club Crystal Palace visit St James' Park this weekend - but the Newcastle United boss will not be at the game.

Pardew played for Palace between 1987 and 1991, helping them reach the FA Cup final in 1990.

11/5 Newcastle are 11/5 with Paddy Power to concede first but not lose to Crystal Palace
However, the 52-year-old will be unable to attend the game as he serves the second game of a three-match stadium ban enforced for his headbutt on Hull City's David Meyler in the 4-1 win at the KC Stadium earlier this month.

Assistant John Carver will again be in charge and will hope for better fortune this time around after suffering a 1-0 defeat at bottom club Fulham last weekend.

Newcastle can complete a league double over Palace following a 3-0 success at Selhurst Park back in December and boast a strong record against Tony Pulis' side, having not lost to the Eagles since 1998.

But Newcastle have a number of injury concerns going into this encounter and will again be without top scorer Loic Remy because of a calf injury.

Defenders Mathieu Debuchy [groin] and Davide Santon [illness] are both sidelined, but Hatem Ben Arfa and Sammy Ameobi are available after returning to the squad.

Meanwhile, Palace have issues up front with Dwight Gayle set to miss out because of an ankle injury, while Marouane Chamakh is still out with a hamstring problem.

Defender Danny Gabbidon [knock] and Barry Bannan [illness] both missed the goalless draw with Sunderland last weekend and it remains to be seen whether the pair will recover in time to feature.

Glenn Murray and Cameron Jerome are both in contention to replace Chamakh, but Pulis conceded the Moroccan's absence is a problem for his side.

"Chamakh won't be fit for Saturday. It is a massive blow because he plays that position so, so well," Pulis said.

"He is a good player, can score goals and he can drop into that number 10 position. It is a miss, but we have to get on with it."


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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 22 Mar 2014 Newcastle United 1 - Crystal Palace 0
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36Paul DummettDefender
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8Vurnon AnitaDefender
24Cheikh TioteMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
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9Luuk de JongStriker
21Rob ElliotGoalkeeper
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27Steven TaylorDefender
10Hatem Ben ArfaMidfielder
15Dan GoslingMidfielder
22Sylvain MarveauxMidfielder
23Shola AmeobiStriker
1Julian SperoniGoalkeeper
2Joel WardDefender
3Adrian MariappaDefender
6Scott DannDefender
27Damien DelaneyDefender
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13Jason PuncheonMidfielder
15Mile JedinakMidfielder
28Joe LedleyMidfielder
10Cameron JeromeStriker
26Wayne HennesseyGoalkeeper
19Danny GabbidonDefender
51Thomas InceStriker
22Stuart O'KeefeMidfielder
31Adlène GuediouraMidfielder
46Barry BannanMidfielder
17Glenn MurrayStriker

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