Crystal Palace scored late to claim the club’s first points of 2023 with an injury-time equalizer against Manchester United in midweek, and Patrick Vieira’s men hope to disappoint another top-four contender in Newcastle on Saturday. A ‘Battle of the Birds’ will see the Eagles look to demonstrate dominance over the Magpies at Selhurst Park in the late kick-off, where Palace will seek its first win over the northeast side in almost two years. Eddie Howe’s side make the trip south sat fourth in the Premier League and hoping to make it 15 successive top-flight fixtures without a defeat.
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And Palace wasn’t the only one who snatched points late in its most recent test after Alexander Isak came off the bench to head home an 89th-minute decider against Fulham last Sunday.
As impressive as that coolly taken finish might have been, it doesn’t compare with the 91st-minute free-kick Michael Olise bent in off the bar at home to the Red Devils, which ended a stretch of three straight defeats for the south Londoners:
Palace remain 12th in the table but is still yet to find its mojo in attack, with its 18 goals to date this season being the joint-sixth lowest tally of any team thus far in the campaign.
That record will be put to the test on Saturday considering the team has failed to score in more than 270 minutes of play against Newcastle, albeit having travelled to St. James’ Park in each of their last three meetings.
That will be music to the ears of Howe, who has overseen a drastic transformation as Newcastle boss and now boasts the second-best defense in the league, having leaked just 14 goals so far this term.
The Eagles have also been dealt a considerable blow after learning Danish defender Joachim Andersen will be out of action for around three weeks with a calf injury.
Newcastle recently suffered a setback of their own after key midfielder Bruno Guimarães came off at half-time in last Sunday’s win over Fulham, though the Brazilian remains in with a chance of making the squad.
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