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March 24 2018 7.51am

Newcastle United v Palace

St James' Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Team news

Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha is rated as 50-50 for the match at Newcastle due to a buttock injury. Marouane Chamakh, Brede Hangeland and Paddy McCarthy are still missing for the Eagles.

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini (calf) and Daryl Janmaat (groin and hand), plus Tim Krul, Rob Elliot (both knee), Steven Taylor (muscle strain) and Massadio Haidara (knee) are all out. Defender Kevin Mbabu is available after recovering from a thigh injury.

Newcastle (from): Darlow, Woodman, Dummett, Mbemba, Lascelles, Mbabu, Gibson, Colback, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Shelvey, Townsend, Saivet, De Jong, Anita, Gouffran, Aarons, Obertan, Mitrovic, Cisse, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere.

Palace (from): Hennessey, A McCarthy, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Mariappa, Souare, Lee, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie, Cabaye, Mutch, Campbell, Adebayor, Sako, Wickham.


Roy Hodgson

"At the moment things arenít going well, so itís a big bear weíll have to fight. It isnít about me. It really is about Newcastle, and us trying to get three points.

"I want them to stay up. Those players are close to me. A lot of them I managed there and Iíve been through a lot with those guys on the pitch ó and off it too with one or two of them.

"Iím desperate they stay up. But my job is to get the three points for Crystal Palace. Thatís what my professional head will do.

"Emotionally I want them to stay in the division, but that doesnít mean I want to let Norwich down, or Sunderland down. I wouldnít be doing my job."

Rafael Benitez

"Everybody knows what it means to play in that final. When you are there, you have to be careful. I don't see any player saying 'I don't care about the final'. I am sure they will be thinking about it.

"It's normal when you're in the final. Players are thinking if they pick up an injury, they can't play, so it's in the back of their heads."

Newcastle United - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
19th 35 7 9 19 30

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
28/11/2015 League Crystal Palace 5 - 1 Newcastle United win
11/02/2015 League Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Newcastle United draw
24/09/2014 League Cup Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Newcastle United loss
30/08/2014 League Newcastle United 3 - 3 Crystal Palace draw
22/03/2014 League Newcastle United 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 1-1 Newcastle United

Sunday February 04 2018

Palace: Hennessey, van Aanholt, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly (Sakho, 45), McArthur, Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Benteke, Zaha

Subs not used: Henry, Lee, Souare, Ward, Riedewald, Sorloth

Goals: Milivojevic (55 pen)

Newcastle United: Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Kenedy (Atsu, 57), Shelvey, Ritchie, Diame (Hayden, 65), Perez (Merino, 80), Gayle

Subs not used: Manquillo, Lejeune, Murphy, Dubravka

Goals: Diamť (22)

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