Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle: Player Ratings as Late Strikes Steal Points for Magpies

Late strikes from Callum Wilson and Joelinton helped Newcastle to a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday evening.

Newcastle began the game on top, but after creating a handful of chances, they found themselves defending as Palace grew into the game. Jeffrey Schlupp and Ebere Eze threated to cause problems, but neither side managed any real chances in the first 45.

Jeffrey Schlupp, Federico Fernandez
Both sides struggled in front of goal | Clive Rose/Getty Images

The second half was very similar. Wilson came close with a header, before Christian Benteke threatened with a header of his own, but we were made to wait until the 87th minute for the first goal.

Wilson found himself through on goal and showed his composure to slot through Vicente Guaita’s legs, and Joelinton made it two seconds later with a deflected effort from close range, ensuring the three points went to Steve Bruce’s side.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Patrick van Aanholt, Callum Wilson, Jeff Hendrick
Van Aanholt was more of a forward | Pool/Getty Images
FBL-ENG-PR-CRYSTAL PALACE-NEWCASTLE
Eze was the bright spark | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Jeffrey Schlupp, Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis
Schlupp was surprisingly solid | Clive Rose/Getty Images
FBL-ENG-PR-CRYSTAL PALACE-NEWCASTLE
Benteke came close with a header | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/Getty Images

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Ciaran Clark
Clark was solid | Alex Pantling/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Jeff Hendrick
Hendrick was quiet again | Pool/Getty Images
Joelinton
Joelinton was active throughout | Pool/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 27, 2020

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