Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace highlights (1-0)

Newcastle United 1 vs 0 Crystal Palace highlights 21.12

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: "I always thought maybe one goal would decide it because Palace don't give much away. We try to prime ourselves the same way. My goalkeeper made a few good saves but I don't think anybody would deny that Almiron deserved the winner."

On being in the top half of the table: "I'd have taken it because it was difficult at the start [of the season] but in the Premier League you can't get carried away.

"I look at our fixture list coming up and think 'wow' - we've got some tough games in a close period of time. We'll accept where we are because the lads and the staff have worked so hard. There's a good spirit amongst them, that can go a long way, and they showed that again today."

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "We had a lot of chances and were in pole position to win the game. We had done very well to stop the crosses but didn't do well with that one at the end.

"We had chances but didn't take them and you now that at the end, if one team scores it's going to be very difficult to come back into it.

"Andy Carroll beat Martin Kelly in the air, that's what he does, and maybe we could have done better with the knock-down. But the back four was good today.

"I'm sad we couldn't get more from the game, a point was the minimum we deserved. I'm not disappointed with the performance, I'm just sad they didn't get the result their performance deserved."

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace . Score: 1-0.

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