Crystal Palace




GREAT DOUBLE SAVE HENNESSEY. Kenedy with a good run, picked out well by Perez's reverse ball. Cuts inside, and the keeper charges it down. Rebound comes out to Perez. He looks to place it top corner. Hennessey sprawls across to claw it behind for a corner. 0-1 (32)

When your Premier League goalkeeping options are Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni, you really should be relegated automatically. I don't care how much I like Roy Hodgson. That's disgraceful. Palace starting to get into this game a touch anyway recently. More possession in the last 5 minutes. 0-1 (36)

Zaha with a cross to Townsend at the back post. Straight into the crowd. Tricky technique like, but a better ball would have seen Andros with a big chance. But it went out. So he didn't. So I don't really know why I'm telling you this. But I have. So enjoy. 0-1 (38)

Just thinking about Christian Benteke. He may as well not have been on this pitch. He had one chance that he was never going to take, because he's in such rank form after about 5 minutes, and since then, I'm not certain he's touched the ball. He has now. Zaha jiggling and cutting inside. Shot deflected. Darlow paws it out. Right onto the knee of Benteke. 4 yards out. Empty net. Too quick for him

I can't really tell if that's a sitter from Benteke. I think it is. It comes fairly quickly at Benteke, but he only needs to fling a knee at it and get something on it. But he didn't get enough on it. Very strange on. Cabaye over in the box appealing for a penalty. Good tackle for Ritchie. Nowt doing. 0-1 (44)

No sooner have I slagged off Benteke than he's all over this match. Ball played into feet. He flicks a delicious ball to the on-striding Cabaye, but his shot is weak, and straight at Darlow. Martin Kelly down and clutching a hamstring for Palace here. 0-1 (45)

Palace Sub: OFF Kelly ON Sakho

Right. It's 2 added minutes. But we haven't played any of them really. 0-1 (47:00)

HT Palace 0 Newcastle 1. Poor defending from a corner gave Diame the easiest of tap ins. Palace have had chances too. But they look about as toothless as a newborn. Back in 15.

Right. We're back underway. No changes. But the sun is out and is giving a lovely bit of lens flare. Tasty. 0-1 (45)