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  1. Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle: Vieira reaction, published at18:00 23 October

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "I think we created enough chances to win the game, but credit to Newcastle. They worked hard at the back and made it very difficult for us.

    "We managed to create a couple of chances but didn’t take them. We need to keep working but what we want is to win games.

    "It’s really difficult for me to ask more of my players. It was really unlucky for us."

  2. Follow Crystal Palace v Newcastle live, published at14:00 23 October

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    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time.

  3. Crystal Palace v Newcastle: Confirmed team news, published at14:00 23 October

    Patrick Vieira makes one change to the team that drew 2-2 at Arsenal on Monday evening.

    Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew, who is joined on the bench by fit-again Wilfried Zaha.

    Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Olise, Gallagher, Edouard, Benteke

    Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kouyate, Ayew, Zaha, Hughes, Mateta, Schlupp, Clyne

    Crystal Palace XI v Newcastle

    Newcastle interim manager Graeme Jones makes two changes to the Magpies side that lost 3-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

    Emil Krafth and Ryan Fraser come in, with Joe Willock and Joelinton dropping to the bench.

    Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Krafth, Ritchie, Hayden, S Longstaff, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

    Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Joelinton, Lewis, Hendrick, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle

    Newcastle United XI v Crystal Palace
  4. Lawro's predictions: Crystal Palace v Newcastle, published at17:22 22 October

    Mark Lawrenson takes on Elena Cole and Haydn Craven, stars of football drama Jamie Johnson, for the latest round of Premier League predictions.

    Mark Lawrenson

    Lawro's prediction: 2-1

    Graeme Jones will be in charge of Newcastle following Steve Bruce's departure, and this is a free hit for him because he's not really in the running to take the job permanently.

    Callum Wilson is back fit for Newcastle, and you saw the difference he makes to their attack with his early goal against Tottenham.

    I'd be more worried about the Magpies at the other end, though, even if Wilfried Zaha is not well enough to play for Palace.

    Palace have not quite managed to turn some good performances into wins yet under Patrick Vieira - Monday's draw with Arsenal was another example of that, because they should have won - but they are progressing nicely.

    Elena's prediction: It's going to be interesting to see what Newcastle do in the January transfer window but until then they might struggle. 2-1

    Haydn's prediction: It might be tight but I'm going with Newcastle. 1-2

    Find out how Lawro, Elena and Haydn think the rest of this week's fixtures will go

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  5. Vieira - 'It is best to ignore abuse', published at15:52 22 October

    Patrick VieiraImage source, Reuters

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says "ignoring" abusive fans in football may be the best way of dealing with the issue.

    Vieira's side host Newcastle on Saturday just days after the north-east club parted company with Steve Bruce, who has since opened up on the abuse he faced during his time in charge.

    Frenchman Vieira says he has experienced abuse as a player and manager, and feels criticism is sometimes "over the line".

    “At times we say it is the world we are living in, but we shouldn’t accept that,” said Vieira, 45. “Sometimes I think the best way is to ignore these people.

    “I think maybe we are giving too much time to those people giving this abuse, especially on social media. I think one of the best ways to deal with it is to ignore this kind of abuse. When I say to ignore it, that includes the media."

    Vieira, who has winger Wilfried Zaha available again, is pleased with Palace's progress under him given there are several new faces in the squad.

    “We knew that it would be challenging to make the players gel and play together, and I think when you look at where we are we can be really pleased," he added. "I still believe there is more to come from some of the players."

    Hear more from Premier League managers in the build-up to the weekend's action on our live page here.

  6. Crystal Palace v Newcastle: Team news, published at15:30 22 October

    Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey - split picture graphic

    Crystal Palace have talisman Wilfried Zaha, who missed the trip to Arsenal because of illness, available again.

    Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries.

    Newcastle interim head coach Graeme Jones said he has no new injuries to contend with but Martin Dubravka and Paul Dummett are not ready to return.

    Jonjo Shelvey will serve a one-match ban following his red card against Tottenham last weekend.

    Who makes your Palace team this weekend?

    Pick and share your Newcastle XI here

  7. Vieira on Zaha, injuries and progress, published at13:58 22 October

    Patrick Vieira has been speaking to the media before Saturday's visit of Newcastle to Selhurst Park (15:00 BST).

    Here are the key lines from the Crystal Palace manager:

    • Winger Wilfried Zaha will return to the squad after missing Monday's draw at Arsenal through injury;

    • Vieira says Palace "are looking good" as a number of players return from injury, though they need to be realistic about Eberechi Eze as he recovers from a lengthy spell on the sidelines;

    • Palace, who sit 14th with eight points from their first eight games, should be "really pleased" with their progress so far given how many new faces have had to "gel" together;

    • While Palace have gone four league games without a win, Vieira says: "When I look at how the players are performing both individually and collectively, it gives me hope we will turn it around".

    Hear more from Premier League managers in the build-up to the weekend's Premier League action in our live page here.

  8. Premier League fixtures at a glance, published at10:41 22 October

    Premier League fixtures: Arsenal v Aston Villa (Fri, 20:00 BST), Chelsea v Norwich (Sat, 12:30 BST), Crystal Palace V Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 BST), Everton v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST), Leeds v Wolves (Sat, 15:00 BST), Southampton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST), Brighton v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST), Brentford v Leicester (Sun, 14:00 BST), West Ham v Tottenham (Sun, 14:00 BST), Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 16:30 BST)
  9. Crystal Palace v Newcastle United: Last time out, published at15:09 21 October

    Gary Cahill scores for Crystal Palace against NewcastleImage source, Getty Images

    Crystal Palace host Newcastle United in the Premier League this weekend - but what happened when the two teams last met in the top flight?

    Palace recorded back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in five months as they came from behind to defeat Newcastle 2-1 at St James' Park in February.

    Roy Hodgson's side turned the match around in a four-minute spell courtesy of Jairo Riedewald's deflected strike from 20 yards and Gary Cahill's header.

    Jonjo Shelvey's second-minute strike had put the Magpies ahead but Steve Bruce's hosts were unable to build on their early advantage.

  10. Crystal Palace v Newcastle: What does the form show?, published at12:17 21 October

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle form in past 5 games: Palace - draws v Arsenal, Leicester and Brighton; loss v Liverpool, win v Tottenham. Newcastle - losses v Tottenham and Wolves, draws v Watford and Leeds, loss v Man Utd
    • Newcastle have failed to win any of their first eight Premier League matches of a season for a third time, finally winning their ninth game in 2015-16 and their 11th in 2018-19. The Magpies were relegated at the end of that 2015-16 season.

    • Crystal Palace have drawn five of their eight Premier League games this season, including each of the last three. It is the most draws a team has had at this stage of a Premier League campaign since 2014-15, when both Arsenal and Sunderland had five draws in their first eight matches.

    • Newcastle have lost more Premier League away games in London than any other side in the competition (81). However, the Magpies have won six of their last 12 top-flight visits to the capital (drawn one, lost five).

  11. Crystal Palace v Newcastle: Head-to-head stats, published at10:44 21 October

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle Premier League head-to-head record, 20 games. Crystal Palace: 5 wins, 19 goals, 4 clean sheets. Newcastle: 10 wins, 25 goals, 10 clean sheets.
    • Crystal Palace have won three of their past five Premier League matches against Newcastle (two defeats), more than they had in their first 15 games against them in the competition (two wins, five draws, eight defeats).

    • Newcastle have won just one of their past six away Premier League games against Palace (three draws, two defeats), though it was in this exact fixture last season (2-0 to the Magpies).

    • The Eagles are looking to go unbeaten in their opening five home league matches of a season for the first time since 1996-97, when they were in the second tier, having last achieved the feat in the top flight back in 1990-91.

  12. Crystal Palace v Newcastle: Who makes your Eagles team?, published at17:27 20 October

    Crystal Palace team selector graphic

    Crystal Palace host managerless Newcastle in the latest round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday, but who will make it into Patrick Vieira's starting XI?

    You'll be able to pick - and share on social media - your own line-up for every Premier League game throughout the campaign.

    It's up to you how to approach it - you could go for the team you WANT the boss to pick or the one you THINK he will.

    Either way, it's time to choose your Palace team to face Newcastle

  13. 'Massive' for kids to see someone like me in this position, published at14:19 20 October

    Marc Guehi in action for England Under-21sImage source, Getty Images

    As part of Black History Month, BBC Sport has spoken to some of the inspirational black leaders within the England men's set-up about the importance of their roles.

    Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi is the England Under-21 captain - a responsibility not only because of the title, but also as one of the few black England captains.

    "I wouldn't say it's something that I think about but it's definitely something that I realised has an impact," Guehi said.

    "Loads of kids out there, seeing someone like me, or someone that they look like, in a position of privilege and responsibility, I think it's a really massive thing."

    Guehi's idol was Chelsea legend and former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba - on and off the pitch.

    The Palace man added: "He was a massive voice at Chelsea and a fantastic player. He was captain of Ivory Coast and he helped stop the civil war that was going on in Ivory Coast so he's done a lot of massive things, a real role model, a real leader, and someone that I really did look up to.

    "To see anyone really of any ethnic background or diversity just epitomises what this nation is about. Seeing so many people that are black and in positions of responsibility and leadership [in the England set-up] is really great to see."

    Read more about the black England role models inspiring a generation

  14. Tuesday talking point: A brave new world, published at17:51 19 October

    Terence Ford, Back of the Nest Podcast, external

    You’ll often hear Arsenal fans refer to the Emirates as the “carpet”. Being outplayed by Crystal Palace was probably not what Arsene Wenger had in mind when he laid it back in 2006.

    Patrick Vieira’s influence on Palace’s style was again there for everyone to see. The Eagles yet again went toe-to-toe with a supposedly superior footballing team and edged it. Steve Parish will undoubtedly be delighted with the progress made in such a short space of time.

    Unfortunately, all three games have resulted in draws with arguably six points dropped.

    This is also part of the process of change in style that Vieira is overseeing. Two equalisers conceded late into stoppage time in the last three games could be down to defensive subs designed to see the game out.

    Perhaps continuing to defend from the front would have prevented the sickening ends at the hands of Brighton and Arsenal.

    We’ll find that out over the coming months as we all learn and adapt to this brave new world together.

  15. Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: The pick of the stats, published at11:51 19 October

    Takehiro Tomiyasu & Odsonne EdouardImage source, Getty Images
    • Arsenal have lost just one of their past six Premier League home games (four wins, one draw) after losing three of the five before that (one win, one draw).

    • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their past four away league games against Arsenal (one win, three draws), after avoiding defeat in just four of their previous 18 visits in the competition (one win, three draws, 14 losses).

    • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in three consecutive home league games for the Gunners for the first time since September 2019 (a run of five).

    • Eagles striker Christian Benteke has scored six goals in 16 Premier League appearances against Arsenal, only scoring more in the competition against Chelsea and Sunderland (seven).

  16. 'Proud to be part of this team', published at09:55 19 October

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  17. Goalscorer Edouard your star man for Palace, published at09:12 19 October

    Crystal Palace's Odsonne Edouard scored an average of 7.14

    Odsonne Edouard was your man of the match in our Player Rater as Crystal Palace were denied a victory by a late Arsenal goal in a 2-2 draw at Emirates Stadium.

    Edouard scored the second for the Eagles when he hammered in a shot via the underside of the bar, but Alexandre Lacazette snatched a point for the Gunners.

    Read the match report and see how all the players rated