Newcastle edge past Crystal Palace
Newcastle played host to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies’ good run of recent form came to an end last weekend, when they were dealt a 1-0 defeat by Burnley.
However, Steve Bruce’s side were back to winning ways this week.
Crystal Palace were unbeaten in their previous four league outings before taking on Newcastle.
Despite this, it would be the North East outfit who emerged from St James’ Park with all three points on Saturday.
Miguel Almiron would score the only goal of the game, his first for Newcastle, despite having been at the club for nearly a year.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 21, 2019
Highlights: Newcastle 1-Crystal Palace 0
Bruce on Dummett
While the result was a positive one vs the Eagles, Newcastle did suffer one blow on Saturday.
Paul Dummett managed 90 minutes vs Palace, but the defender had to be withdrawn in second-half injury time.
Steve Bruce has since provided an update on Dummett. The Newcastle boss confirmed that Dummett suffered a groin injury, and the club will have to see how he is:
“He’s (Dummett) got a groin injury.
“We’ll see how he is.
“For Dummy to play and we were struggling on that left side with (Jetro) Willems out.
“It was difficult for him, but you know how it is for him – he sticks at it, and never, ever lets anybody down.” As quoted by the Newcastle Chronicle.
Newcastle’s next outing sees them take on Manchester United on December 26th.
The pair have already faced off once in the league this term, with Newcastle having emerged with all three points.