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CRYSTAL PALACE V NEWCASTLE UNITED RECAP: Eagles put Magpies to the sword with 5-1 thrashing

Crystal Palace heaped more pressure on under fire Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren with a 5-1 thrashing of the Magpies at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The visitors took the lead early courtesy of Papiss Cisse's 10th minute strike, but their joy was short-lived, with James McArthur getting the home side back on level terms just four minutes later.

Yannick Bolaise put the home side ahead in the 17th minute, before Wilfried volleyed in Palace third goal four minutes before the break.

Bolaise added another shortly after the half-time interval to make it 4-1, with McArthur capping the 5-1 rout by completing his brace in stoppage time.


Crystal Palace: 5 (James McArthur 14'/90', Yannick Bolaise 17'/47', Wilfried Zaha 41')
Newcastle United: 1 (Papiss Cisse 10')
Selhurst Park, London – 24,833


Palace boss Alan Pardew notched his 100th victory as a Premier League manager in style. The fact the impressive result came against a club that he managed for four seasons prior to joining the Eagles would have made it even sweeter.

In stark contrast, the result left Newcastle sitting in second-last place in the Premier League and questions are being asked how long Toon owner Mike Ashley will tolerate such performances before sacking manager Steve McClaren.


Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Monday night, while Newcastle United host Liverpool at St James' Park on Sunday.



Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew was please to beat his former club:

"I am really pleased with the performance, we were terrific. We were really good today. This is the sort of energy we have.

"I have got people I love at that club, fans, staff and players but whatever I say about Newcastle is contrived so I don't want to say anything other than I hope their fortunes changes."

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says his side had no answers to Palace's onslaught:

"When we get disappointments, can we recover? We are not doing. We have to find a solution to that.

"It is not about systems, it is about attitude, about fight, about running backwards as quickly as you run forwards but when the third goal went in that went down."



Goals - Yannick Bolasie, Yohan Cabaye 4
Assists - Four players on 2
Clean sheets - Wayne Hennessey 3
Yellow cards - Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye 4
Red cards - Dwight Gayle 1

Goals - Georginio Wijnaldum 6
Assists - Moussa Sissoko 4
Clean sheets - Rob Elliot 2
Yellow cards - Jack Colback 5
Red cards - Fabricio Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Aleksandar Mitrovic 1

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