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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Swedish TV pick up on the tackle of the game

Crystal Palace 1 – Newcastle 1

Both Crystal Palace and Newcastle remained in the relegation mire after Sunday’s match at Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson would have been furious with how Palace fell behind to the Magpies. Awful defending from a corner allowed Mo Diame to open at the back post.

Palace levelled in the second half from the penalty spot. Christen Benteke won a penalty after his shirt was pulled in the box, and Luke Milivojevic scored the equaliser from the penalty spot.

‘What a tackle!’

One of the highlights of the game didn’t involve any of the players on the pitch.

Instead, as the sides waited to restart the game, a pitch invader ran onto the Palace pitch.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Pitch invader (1)

One steward had the job of taking out the pitch invader, and the fan was stopped in incredible style with a powerful spear tackle.

In a hilarious move, Swedish football channel Viasat decided to look the steward’s tackle. That lead to the following analysis:

With the Superbowl coming up our best example of a tackle is from Selhurst Park earlier today.

We’re going to analyse a tackle here, is the opponent gonna go left or right?

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Pitch invader (2)

He needs good boots there to predict and get the tackle in… POOF!!!.

Dedicated, composed, strong!

There goes his water bottle flying. I don’t think there’s water in that!

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Pitch invader (3)

I thought the tackle was a bit high but he got the tackle in and that’s what’s most important!

Watch the clip below.

Also see: Why Luka Milivojevic attracted hate during Crystal Palace vs Newcastle.

Newcastle fans rage against Graeme Souness before Crystal Palace.