Crystal Palace 5 Newcastle 1 Saturday 28 November 3pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle, to talk about some aspect of the match:
“Crystal Palace had only scored seven goals before today from open play!
“It is their best ever Premier League result…
“Beginning to question why I travel to away games after yet another performance like this – sad thing is, am I surprised? NO.
“I thought there was the possibility of a trouncing, sadly the early goal filled me with false hope!
“Even Palace fans who I’ve just spoken with couldn’t believe how bad we were… Need I say more?”
“Complete and utter sh***.
“The end for McClaren surely but there is plenty of blame to go around.”
“Hopeless! Even when we scored I thought to myself we’ve done that too early.
“To beat Newcastle at the moment opposition teams only need to turn up! We allow time & space on the ball, they just ghost past us. We make average teams look like world beaters.
“Performance wise it was very much the same as the Leicester one; turgid, gutless, heartless. There’s not even a degree of professional pride evident in this crop.
“If these players aren’t going to bother then why should us fans?”
“Another good weekend in training, another depressing weekend.
“The luck may have been against us for a couple of their goals today but that is about all I can think of in defence of another pasting.
“Even worse for McClaren, this week has shown he is not as good a coach as fat Sam or Pardew.
“It doesn’t get much worse than that.”
“No shape, we can’t stop crosses, we have no confidence.
“I’m really glad we had a great week in training.
It might be a good idea to let us watch that.”
“Sorry – drunk.
“What a surprise. Not.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Possession was 46% Newcastle and 54% Palace
Total shots was 7 for Newcastle and Palace 19
Shots on target was Newcastle 2 and Palace 8
While corners was Newcastle 5 and Palace 7
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Colback (de Jong 70), Anita, Sissoko, Wijnaldum (Gouffran 70), Perez (Lascelles 45), Cisse
Unused Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Thauvin, Mitrovic
Ref: Stuart Attwell
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