04-Feb-2018 16:24:12 | The Guardian
The grumble on the final whistle told its own story. This was a result which did little for either of these teams as they strive for Premier League survival, leaving both hovering perilously close to the cut-off with desperately difficult fixtures ahead, and each probably cursing a missed opportunity.
Crystal Palace could curse Ciaran Clark’s late double block on the Newcastle goal-line which effectively denied the home side another victory plucked late, but this was not their most persuasive display. Instead, Rafael Benítez and his team, with their raucous travelling support still defiantly bellowing for the removal of Mike Ashley, could cling to a point with a hint of satisfaction. For all that they had led, this could have ended worse.
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