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Crystal Palace 0-3 Newcastle United

Crystal Palace's Dean Moxey (left) and Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye

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 boss Alan Pardew

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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.

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.

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis

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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."

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Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 3Mariappa
  • 21MoxeySubstituted forParrat 45'minutes
  • 2Ward
  • 19Gabbidon
  • 27Delaney
  • 46BannanSubstituted forBolasieat 45'minutes
  • 15Jedinak
  • 30JeromeSubstituted forGayleat 77'minutes
  • 29ChamakhBooked at 83mins
  • 13Puncheon

Substitutes

  • 4Parr
  • 6Campaña
  • 7Bolasie
  • 9Phillips
  • 16Gayle
  • 20Williams
  • 34Price

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26Debuchy
  • 3Santon
  • 24TiotéBooked at 64mins
  • 6Williamson
  • 2ColocciniBooked at 67mins
  • 7Sissoko
  • 8Anita
  • 14RemySubstituted forAmeobiat 75'minutes
  • 4CabayeSubstituted forBen Arfaat 79'minutes
  • 11Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 9Cissé
  • 10Ben Arfa
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 19Haidara
  • 21Elliot
  • 23Ameobi
  • 25Obertan
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
24,936

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle United 3.

Full Time

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

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.

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

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

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.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

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.

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

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

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

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

Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

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

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

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.

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

Substitution

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Dwight Gayle replaces Cameron Jerome.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Loïc Remy.

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

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

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

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

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

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

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

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

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

goal

As It Stood

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1Liverpool1711332336
2Man City1711243135
3Arsenal1611231635
4Chelsea1610331433
5Everton168711231
6Newcastle17935230
7Man Utd17845828
8Tottenham16835-627
9Southampton16664524
10Stoke17566-421
11Swansea16556120
12Hull17557-620
13Aston Villa17548-619
14Norwich17548-1419
15Cardiff17458-1217
16West Brom17377-516
17West Ham17359-814
18Crystal Palace174112-1613
19Fulham174112-1713
20Sunderland172411-1810
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