Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 0 – Saturday 22 September 3pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.
Newcastle coming away with a point.
Doing ok in the first half but the second a bit of a struggle.
Some near misses but a second clean sheet of the season for Martin Dubravka.
“Pretty much the best team we could put out, watched by ‘The Ace of Spades’ himself and 3 other high rankers from the ‘pack of Bast…s’ most unwanted.
“We can’t score, fortunately neither can Palace at home – not even sitters.
“Leaving with a point was the most we deserved and stops the rot, yet only a gnats fart above stinkers Cardiff and Huddersfield on Goal Difference.
“Leicester next week. Must win?”
“We never looked like scoring.
“Apart from Sakho missing a sitter, they never looked like scoring.
“0-0 makes it sound better than it was.
“It was a petty game full of diving and even a dust-up with Kenedy and Zaha was half-hearted.
“The game will rightly be over-shadowed by an incident where a bottle thrown from our end hit a palace player.
“Over-shadowed not because it was dangerous or threatening, but because it was much more accurate than anything that happened on the pitch.”
“A point away from home.
“Not to be sniffed at.”
“A thoroughly undeserved point after a pitiful performance.
“Less than zero ambition shown.
“Newcastle offered absolutely nothing going forward and could have played for 900 minutes without scoring.
“I really don’t see how there can be any satisfaction in this for Rafa and Co because I know there’s none in it for me.
“I admire their professional pride but just can’t fathom how he has shown so much patience, dignity and restraint after being shafted by Ashley and his cohorts.
“Things are looking grim…”
“A trip to London for the first time this season saw us put in a decent performance compared to what we have seen so far this season.
“Not much quality on show from either team and some desperate defending in the end to gain a precious point.
“Here’s hoping for better things next Saturday when back at St. James Park.”
“Never knock an away point.
“This result will look great, only if we beat Leicester next week..”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 0
Possession was Palace 62% Newcastle 38%
Total shots were Palace 16 Newcastle 6
Shots on target were Palace 4 Newcastle 3
Corners were Palace 9 Newcastle 5
Referee: Andre Marriner
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 73), Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 81), Rondon (Joselu 46)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Ki
Crowd: 25,679 (2,900 Newcastle approx)
(Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle’s 0-0 draw at Palace – Read HERE)