Newcastle comfortably beat Crystal Palace to record their sixth win in eight games and keep pace with the Premier League's leading pack.

The Magpies took the lead through Yohan Cabaye, whose deflected shot from close range beat goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

They doubled their advantage when defender Danny Gabbidon inadvertently turned in Mathieu Debuchy's low cross.

Hatem Ben Arfa completed the win when he smashed home from the spot after Jonathan Parr had fouled Shola Ameobi.

Newcastle attitude pleases Pardew

Ben Arfa had also forced a good save from Speroni moments earlier, while fellow Frenchman Yoan Gouffran struck the woodwork with a great shot from 20 yards as the Magpies finished strongly.

Palace manager Tony Pulis will be disappointed with his side's efforts at Selhurst Park - especially the first-half display - having impressed with two successive home wins since he took charge last month.

The bottom-three side now travel to Aston Villa and also face a daunting trip to Manchester City over the Christmas period.

Newcastle are in sixth and sit just six points behind the league leaders. Manager Alan Pardew - who was a key member of Palace's revival in the late 1980s - is seeing his squad begin to gel.

Magpies flying high at Eagles

  • Newcastle have won their last five matches at Crystal Palace

The French legion that arrived in January have settled in, prized midfielder Cabaye is in his best form since joining the club, and in Loic Remy they have one of the division's leading marksmen.

At a rain-swept Selhurst Park, they recorded their fifth away win so far - having managed only two last season - with a dominant performance.

After a non-eventful opening period, Newcastle took the lead through Cabaye. The 27-year-old, who missed last week's 1-1 draw against Southampton, scored his fourth of the season when his shot from 10 yards flew in via a slight deflection off Mile Jedinak.

Worst Palace have played under me - Pulis

Palace tried to hit back immediately and it needed a good save from Tim Krul to deny Cameron Jerome and Vurnon Anita cleared off the line after team-mate Mike Williamson had unwittingly sent the ball goalwards.

Pulis's men then suffered their second blow when Debuchy fired in a fizzing cross from the right that Remy gave up on but Gabbidon poked past his stranded keeper.

The former Stoke boss made two changes at half-time - bringing on winger Yannick Bolasie and Parr - but aside from a wild Jerome volley from seven yards, the Eagles failed to threaten the Magpies goal.

Newcastle brought on Ben Arfa. A peripheral figure this season, he added energy to the Magpies attack and went close before tucking away his penalty four minutes from time after Ameobi had been pushed over.

Pardew's side now have home matches against Stoke and Arsenal over the festive period.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew:

"Not many teams are going to come here and win 3-0.

"I'm delighted with the players - they were terrific. The key was to control possession and make sure the ball didn't come into our box.

"Cabaye made a difference. His contribution was important - he gave us the x-factor. Ben Arfa gave us that. [Fabricio] Coloccini and Debuchy were immense, as was [Cheick] Tiote. I don't put Cabaye above the others.

"Five wins away says we have a good spirit. It's difficult to break us down and we score goals in open play."

Palace boss Tony Pulis:

"The two goals we conceded were poor.

"The one thing we have been since I came here is pretty solid and disciplined in coping with most things, but today we have gifted them two poor goals.

"From that point onwards we are chasing the game against a team I feel will finish in the top eight.

"You have to do well at home. The next two games at Villa Park and Man City will be tough, tough games so we have to do well here and we can't be gifting teams goals."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Mariappa
  • 21 Moxey (Parr - 45' )
  • 02 Ward
  • 19 Gabbidon
  • 27 Delaney
  • 46 Bannan (Bolasie - 45' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 30 Jerome (Gayle - 77' )
  • 29 Chamakh Booked
  • 13 Puncheon

Substitutes

  • 04 Parr
  • 06 Campaña
  • 07 Bolasie
  • 09 Phillips
  • 16 Gayle
  • 20 Williams
  • 34 Price

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 03 Santon
  • 24 Tioté Booked
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini Booked
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita
  • 14 Remy (Sh Ameobi - 75' )
  • 04 Cabaye (Ben Arfa - 79' )
  • 11 Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 09 Cissé
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 23 Sh Ameobi
  • 25 Obertan
Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 24,936

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

4 6

Corners

3 7

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 3.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 3.

90:00 +1:35

Attempt missed. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Puncheon with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +1:08

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

90:00 +1:08

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:53

Attempt saved. Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marouane Chamakh.

87:41

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

85:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 3. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

84:28

Penalty Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi draws a foul in the penalty area.

84:28

Penalty conceded by Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace) after a foul in the penalty area.

83:09

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

83:09

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:28 Booking

Booking Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:08

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:08

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

81:19

Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:19

Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

80:24

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

80:20

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

79:59

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

79:53

Attempt saved. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

79:04

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

78:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Yohan Cabaye.

76:58

Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a through ball.

76:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Dwight Gayle replaces Cameron Jerome.

75:49

Offside, Crystal Palace. Julian Speroni tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

74:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Loïc Remy.

72:46

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

72:46

Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:05

Offside, Crystal Palace. Yannick Bolasie tries a through ball, but Damien Delaney is caught offside.

70:16

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

70:16

Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:17

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

67:48

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

67:48

Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:13

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mile Jedinak with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

66:15 Booking

Booking Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:48

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

65:48

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:08

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

65:08

Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:45 Booking

Booking Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:34

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

63:34

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:12

Attempt missed. Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adrian Mariappa with a cross.

61:02

Attempt blocked. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.

57:54

Offside, Newcastle United. Cheick Tioté tries a through ball, but Mathieu Debuchy is caught offside.

55:25

Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

55:22

Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:43

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:43

Foul by Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace).

52:42

Offside, Crystal Palace. Damien Delaney tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

50:58

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome with a headed pass.

49:20

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

49:20

Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:32

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

47:02

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jonathan Parr.

45:00

Second Half begins Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Yannick Bolasie replaces Barry Bannan.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jonathan Parr replaces Dean Moxey.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 2.

45:00 +0:22

Hand ball by Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace).

41:22

Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

39:14

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:14

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

38:04 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Daniel Gabbidon, Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 2.

35:18

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mile Jedinak.

34:39

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:39

Foul by Daniel Gabbidon (Crystal Palace).

33:25

Offside, Newcastle United. Davide Santon tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

32:19

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:19

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

31:49

Attempt saved. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adrian Mariappa with a headed pass.

31:21

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

30:47

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

29:42

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Tim Krul.

29:39

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28:20

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

28:20

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 1. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

20:43

Offside, Crystal Palace. Julian Speroni tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

19:58

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

19:58

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:35

Attempt missed. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a cross following a corner.

18:02

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

17:11

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:11

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

16:27

Offside, Newcastle United. Yohan Cabaye tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

15:38

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:38

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace).

14:43

Attempt saved. Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

13:55

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

13:55

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:58

Attempt missed. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

9:41

Offside, Newcastle United. Yoan Gouffran tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

7:24

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mile Jedinak.

4:42

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

4:42

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:02

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

2:02

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:46

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:46

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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