Newcastle forced to settle for point at stubborn Crystal Palace | Premier League

It’s been so long since Newcastle last conceded a goal in the Premier League that even Eddie Howe could be forgiven for not remembering who scored it. Yet another clean sheet – their sixth in succession – ensured that his side moved above Manchester United on goal difference and into third spot in the table despite failing to find a breakthrough against a stubborn Crystal Palace defence.

For the record, Romain Perraud’s consolation for Southampton back on 6 November was the last time Nick Pope had to pick the ball out of his own net in a league match and, apart from a brilliant…

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