Newcastle 1 – Crystal Palace 0
A late goal from Mikel Merino gave Newcastle three big points on Saturday against Crystal Palace.
Merino scored from an 84th minute corner to deflate Palace’s confidence after last weekend’s win against Chelsea.
The result leaves Palace four points adrift from safety at the bottom of the table.
As for Newcastle, they are up to 6th in the Premier League with 14 points on the board after nine matches.
Yohan Cabaye’s rough return
The away trip at St James’ Park was a rough outing for French midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The former Newcastle player had the home fans baying for blood for his went through DeAndre Yedlin in the first half.
Cabaye was given a yellow card, although the foul could easily have seen Cabaye red carded instead.
Yohan Cabaye not sent off for this challenge on Yedlin, imagine if this was Shelvey, would’ve been a straight red. pic.twitter.com/M3QNFvqf9w
— Adam (@SimplyMitro) October 21, 2017
Today will be ONE HUNDRED games an opponent has not been sent off in an #NUFC Premier League game. Cabaye should have gone there.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) October 21, 2017
Later in the game, when Merino found the target, Jonjo Shelvey reacted to the goal by getting in Cabaye’s face.
With the Palace midfielder strewn on all fours, Shelvey gestured directly in Cabaye’s face.
Shelvey’s reaction went down well with the Newcastle supporters.
— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) October 21, 2017
Shelvey checking if Cabaye is ok after the goal 👀 pic.twitter.com/ktsV4tBHHc
— Steve Burn (@SteveBurn91) October 21, 2017
Jonjo giving it the big lick ls in front of Cabaye. What a man. pic.twitter.com/mvGUU8yNJE
— Jack 🌹 (@jackm1892) October 21, 2017
Anybody else spot Shelvey celebrating Merino’s goal with Cabaye? 😂 pic.twitter.com/veeKRa7F0f
— Newcastle Stats (@NewcastleStats) October 21, 2017
Shelvey celebrating Newcastle’s winner in Cabaye’s face is beautiful.
What a guy. pic.twitter.com/8wgst1WUHQ
— – (@AnfieldRd96) October 21, 2017