Mohamed Diame reflects on Newcastle United's draw with Crystal Palace

Ruben Hill
February 6, 2018

Whilst the alternatives would be far worse than Rafa, Newcastle have taken the lead in 7 Premier League matches this season before not being able to secure 3 points.

Tweeting after the disappointing 1-1 draw to Burnley last Wednesday, club captain Jamal Lascelles' summary of conceding an 85th-minute equaliser as a "loss" reminds fans of the importance of seeing out a game and Newcastle's inability to do so.

Ciaran Clark drew the ire of much of the Newcastle United faithful on social media after giving away the penalty that denied them all three points in their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Wilfried Zaha will see a specialist on Tuesday after suffering a knee injury in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw with Newcastle, with fears that the Ivory Coast forward could be sidelined for a significant period of time.

If Zaha is indeed out of action, he'll miss a series of enormous matches for Palace as we head into the business end of the campaign.

Cote d'Ivoire's Wilfried Zaha was on parade from start to finish for Roy Hodgson's men while Senegal worldwide, Pape Souare was an unused substitute in the tie. They face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday before successive fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea.

The result means that Newcastle sit 16 in the table, just a point above the relegation zone, whilst only seven points separate Huddersfield Town in 19 from 9-placed Bournemouth.

The Eagles have also been dealt another blow after keeper Julian Speroni was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury.

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