• Gayle scores after 29 seconds
  • Janmaat scores first Newcastle goal
  • Zaha strikes in fifth minute of stoppage time
  • Newcastle score their first league goals of season

Wilfried Zaha's fierce 95th-minute shot ensured Neil Warnock began his second stint in charge of Crystal Palace with a dramatic draw at Newcastle United.

Palace led twice, through Dwight Gayle's close-range finish inside 30 seconds and Jason Puncheon's volley, but Daryl Janmaat's scrappy effort and Rolando Aarons's header levelled.

A third league defeat looked likely when Mike Williamson jabbed Newcastle ahead from two yards after 88 minutes.

Warnock says Palace need four more signings

But Zaha, on his second debut, pounced.

The attacker, who broke through at Palace before moving to Old Trafford in a £15m deal in January 2013, capitalised on a loose ball in the Newcastle box and rammed it past Tim Krul with the game virtually over.

It was a breathless end to a breathless week for Warnock, who was appointed Palace manager for a second time on Wednesday after a tumultuous fortnight for the Selhurst Park club.

The 65-year-old left the south London side for QPR in March 2010 with Palace in administration but has been out of work since leaving Leeds in April 2013.

In the interim, he has been working as a pundit and fell out with Puncheon after criticising the winger for missing a penalty against Tottenham last season.

Neil Warnock directs his Crystal Palace players

Neil Warnock has been out of football since leaving Leeds in April 2013

The player responded with an angry outburst on Twitter and was fined £15,000 by the Football Association but, ever the pragmatist, Warnock included him in his starting XI and the midfielder scored the goal that had Palace ahead for a large chunk of the second half.

It was the second time in the match that the visitors had taken the lead, Gayle having opened the scoring after only 29 seconds.

Pardew disappointed with Palace time wasting

Yannick Bolasie's cross was headed out only as far as Marouane Chamakh and, although Krul got a hand to the Morocco forward's low effort, the ball rebounded from a post and into the path of Gayle, who converted calmly.

Newcastle responded by seizing control but it was only after wasting a series of promising set-piece situations that Alan Pardew's side got on terms with eight minutes of the first half remaining.

Janmaat, who had earlier headed a Remy Cabella corner wide, broke into the box and, although his initial effort was blocked, the ball fell fortuitously for the Dutch full-back to prod past Julian Speroni from six yards.

Dwight Gayle scores for Crystal Palace against Newcastle

Dwight Gayle followed his midweek Capital One Cup hat-trick at Walsall by opening the scoring

If the home fans thought their team would go on to secure a straightforward win, they suffered a rude awakening just after the break when Puncheon scored.

The winger was afforded too much room to unleash an angled volley that skidded off Fabricio Coloccini before flashing across Krul and into his bottom left-hand corner.

The natives grew restless again and it took the introduction of 18-year-old midfielder Aarons to stem the discontent.

The Jamaica-born teenager hauled his side level with his first senior goal, heading in after Scott Danns inadvertently flicked a Cabella corner into his path.

BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker:

"When Aarons scored for NUFC he replaced Ablett at the head of the Premier League's alphabetical list of scorers."

Then, Aarons created what looked like being the winner when his floated effort crashed against the back post and fell for Williamson to jab in his first Newcastle goal.

However, Palace continued to press and Zaha had an effort ruled out for offside before his late intervention ensured Warnock's reign got off to a positive start.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "We should have had three points. Perhaps we got wrapped up in the crowd trying to get a fourth and it's frustrating to concede.

"We weren't as tight defensively today as we have been and Palace caused up problems in wide areas."

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "I know I was seventh choice but that don't bother me. It's a great club and it's nice to be able to put something back into it.

"The squad needs four and we're down the line with some of them. But they're a great bunch and I'm chuffed with the attitude of them.

"Tony [Pulis] must have done a great job because they've got a great attitude and determination and they can play a bit, too."

Wilfried Zaha scores to earn Crystal Palace a point

Wilfried Zaha was only a substitute on his Palace return but made a big impression to earn a point

Neil Warnock greets Wilfried Zaha

Warnock congratulates Zaha, who was at the club during his first spell in charge

Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat makes it 1-1

Daryl Janmaat scored his first Newcastle goal since signing from Feyenoord

Mike Williamson puts Newcastle 3-2 ahead

Mike Williamson had never netted for Newcastle before his 88th-minute effort

The Crystal Palace players celebrate Jason Puncheon's goal

Jason Puncheon fell out with Warnock last term but impressed at St James' Park

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 22 Janmaat (Anita - 79' )
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 19 Haidara
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 14 Colback
  • 20 Cabella
  • 10 de Jong (Pérez - 79' )
  • 11 Gouffran (Aarons - 67' Booked )
  • 29 Riviere

Substitutes

  • 08 Anita
  • 16 Aarons
  • 17 Pérez
  • 21 Elliot
  • 25 Obertan
  • 27 Taylor
  • 36 Dummett

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Mariappa Booked
  • 06 Dann
  • 27 Delaney
  • 34 Kelly
  • 42 Puncheon
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 02 Ward
  • 07 Bolasie (Murray - 83' Booked )
  • 29 Chamakh Booked (Campbell - 52' )
  • 16 Gayle (Zaha - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Hangeland
  • 10 Campbell
  • 11 Zaha
  • 13 Hennessey
  • 17 Murray
  • 20 Williams
  • 25 Bannan
Ref: Mike Jones
Att: 49,226

Match Stats

Shots

18 12

On target

4 7

Corners

11 4

Fouls

12 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +7:28 Full time

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

90:00 +6:45 Booking

Booking Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +6:42

Foul by Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United).

90:00 +6:42

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

90:00 +4:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 3, Crystal Palace 3. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Dann following a set piece situation.

90:00 +4:05

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).

90:00 +4:05

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

89:24

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

87:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 3, Crystal Palace 2. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

87:51

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

87:13 Booking

Booking Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:09

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:09

Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

85:43

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:43

Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

84:19

Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:19

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

83:37

Attempt missed. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

82:43

Attempt missed. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

82:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray replaces Yannick Bolasie.

81:30

Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Kelly.

79:59

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

79:57

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Puncheon with a through ball.

79:15

Attempt missed. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross.

78:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Siem de Jong.

78:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Daryl Janmaat because of an injury.

77:07

Delay in match Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

76:25

Hand ball by Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).

75:06

Attempt missed. Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

73:55

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

72:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 2, Crystal Palace 2. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

72:31

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

71:51

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

69:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha replaces Dwight Gayle because of an injury.

68:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

68:08

Delay in match Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

67:33

Attempt blocked. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

67:09

Attempt blocked. Siem de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

66:29

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

66:29

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Rolando Aarons replaces Yoan Gouffran.

64:18

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

64:18

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:58

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

61:53

Attempt saved. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Colback.

59:57

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle United).

59:57

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

56:11

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Tim Krul.

56:06

Attempt saved. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joel Ward.

54:55

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

54:55

Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:03

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

53:01

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:01

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

51:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Fraizer Campbell replaces Marouane Chamakh because of an injury.

50:10

Delay in match Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

47:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 2. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

46:58

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

46:58

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 1.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 1.

45:00 +1:32

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon tries a through ball, but Adrian Mariappa is caught offside.

45:00 +0:12

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

45:00 +0:12

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:33

Attempt missed. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rémy Cabella following a set piece situation.

43:39 Booking

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

43:34

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:34

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

42:24

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

41:07

Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joel Ward following a fast break.

40:17 Booking

Booking Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:14

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:14

Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace).

38:33

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

38:33

Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

38:00

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

36:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Crystal Palace 1. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Rivière.

36:50

Attempt blocked. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rémy Cabella.

36:05

Hand ball by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

33:33

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Siem de Jong following a fast break.

32:39

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rémy Cabella.

31:58

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.

31:02

Attempt missed. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

30:10

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:10

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

28:13

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:13

Foul by Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace).

27:39

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:39

Foul by Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace).

26:30

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

26:30

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

25:31

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mile Jedinak.

25:29

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

25:14

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:14

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

23:47

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joel Ward.

22:24

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:24

Foul by Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace).

19:43

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

19:19

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Scott Dann.

19:12

Attempt blocked. Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

15:50

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:50

Foul by Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace).

13:27

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:27

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

12:48

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Yannick Bolasie.

12:23

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

11:15

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:15

Foul by Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace).

10:23

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

9:01

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

9:01

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:10

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

7:27

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:27

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

6:12

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:12

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

5:38

Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

5:38

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:37

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:37

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

2:06

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

0:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Crystal Palace 1. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.

0:27

Attempt saved. Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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