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The referee ends the match.
Clearance by Danny Gabbidon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoan Gouffran on Jason Puncheon.
A cross is delivered by Moussa Sissoko.
Corner taken by Vurnon Anita.
Hatem Ben Arfa scores a penalty. Crystal Palace 0-3 Newcastle.
Foul by Jonathan Parr on Shola Ameobi, Penalty awarded.
Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak.
Marouane Chamakh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Davide Santon.
Short corner taken by Shola Ameobi.
Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
Hatem Ben Arfa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yohan Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal.
Cameron Jerome goes off and Dwight Gayle comes on.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Cameron Jerome.
The ball is delivered by Cameron Jerome.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shola Ameobi coming on for Loic Remy.
Mathieu Debuchy challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick crossed by Jason Puncheon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr by Moussa Sissoko.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Loic Remy on Damien Delaney.
Shot by Cameron Jerome went harmlessly over the bar.
Jason Puncheon restarts play with the free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini challenges Marouane Chamakh unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Cameron Jerome.
Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ward.
Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr.
Clearance by Cheick Tiote.
Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Damien Delaney results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mike Williamson.
Yoan Gouffran makes a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Damien Delaney fouled by Loic Remy, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Danny Gabbidon makes a clearance.
Yohan Cabaye delivers the ball.
The second half has started.
Barry Bannan goes off and Yannick Bolasie comes on.
Jonathan Parr replaces Dean Moxey.
The first half comes to an end.
Clearance by Damien Delaney.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Julian Speroni catches the ball.
Centre by Yohan Cabaye.
Clearance made by Joel Ward.
Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Loic Remy.
Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line.
Danny Gabbidon challenges Loic Remy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Mathieu Debuchy fouled by Jason Puncheon, the ref awards a free kick.
Headed chance falls to Mile Jedinak. Tim Krul catches the ball.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.
Clearance by Mike Williamson.
Shot by Cameron Jerome. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
Cheick Tiote challenges Mile Jedinak unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Moussa Sissoko delivers the ball.
Yohan Cabaye scores with their right foot. Crystal Palace 0-1 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Moussa Sissoko.
Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.
Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Mathieu Debuchy.
The offside flag is raised against Cameron Jerome.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheick Tiote on Marouane Chamakh.
Header by Mathieu Debuchy goes to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Vurnon Anita, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Jerome on Mike Williamson.
Shot on goal comes in from Barry Bannan from the free kick. Tim Krul safely holds on.
Vurnon Anita concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Chamakh.
Cheick Tiote makes a clearance.
Davide Santon takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
The ball is delivered by Vurnon Anita.
Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Yoan Gouffran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa.
Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.
Damien Delaney takes the free kick.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Joel Ward, free kick awarded.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
Gabbidon targets festive gains
Crystal Palace defender Danny Gabbidon believes a strong showing over the busy festive period could leave the Eagles targeting a place in the middle of the Barclays Premier League.
Newcastle travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday with Palace currently inside the relegation zone and just one point from safety after being bottom of the table for several weeks.
New manager Tony Pulis has overseen two wins out of four since replacing Ian Holloway at the helm and Gabbidon wants to see that sort of form continue over the coming weeks.
"We looked at our recent run as a block of five games and had targets, everyone looks at the Christmas period as a similar thing," he said.
"If you can pick up two or three wins it can really push you on for the rest of the season. I think we have done well the last couple of weeks and got ourselves back in to a much better position.
"If we can go through the Christmas period and pick up a few points then we are well on our way and maybe can be looking at getting up towards the mid-table region.
"We are learning and improving all of the time with every game and confidence is getting better and better with each game."
Both home games under Pulis have ended in victory, with the ex-Stoke manager overseeing wins over both West Ham and Cardiff, and Wales international Gabbidon feels the extra work being asked of the players on the training ground is starting to pay dividends.
"Every manager is different and I think on the pitch you can see that we are putting in a lot more hard work," he said.
"The manager wants us working hard as a team and it isn't about the individuals.
"Everyone needs to put a shift in and look at helping each other and do their own job and I think you can see that since he came in to the club.
"We have put a lot of work in on the training ground with our shape and organisation and that goes a long way in this league.
"If you can be organised and keep yourself in games and make yourself hard to beat and pick up one point when you can't get three then it all helps.
"It has been a tough couple of weeks, the intensity in training and the work rate has got up a lot so we are trying to adjust to that as well but everyone has been doing really well."
Defender Dean Moxey has recovered from a hamstring injury in time to be in the Palace squad but manager Tony Pulis will have to give late fitness tests to midfield duo Stuart O'Keefe and Kagisho Dikgacoi, who both have small muscular complaints.
Alan Pardew is convinced modern-day players are still motivated by the same things which sparked his own rise from non-league to the big stage.
The 52-year-old did not get his big break in the game until the age of almost 26, when Palace handed him his first full-time professional contract to end his days combining football with his job as a glazier.
On Saturday, he will return to Selhurst Park in charge of a squad of millionaires who have known little of the hardship he endured on his road to the top flight.
However, he insists all that is irrelevant once they enter the dressing room.
Pardew said: "Footballers are winners and the money doesn't have too much impact, really, once you are in the dressing room.
"It's actually getting to the dressing room, from Monday to Friday, that their lives are different, great big houses and great big cars and God knows what else.
"But actually when you go into the dressing room, it's still a competitive nature and players who want to win and money doesn't - or shouldn't - come into it."
Pardew joined Palace from Yeovil in March 1987 and went on to make 160 appearances - including an FA Cup final run-out against Manchester United - during four and a half years with the club under then manager Steve Coppell playing alongside the likes of Nigel Martyn, Geoff Thomas, John Salako, Ian Wright and Mark Bright.
That kind of progression seems almost impossible nowadays in an age when club academies are sourcing players from such a young age, but he hopes it is because of the lessons it taught him.
Pardew said: "I'd like to think so because I wouldn't swap the way my career evolved, if I am honest.
"I gained great experience in that non-league of how to win games and the grind of non-league football, working and then really coming to the professional world and thinking, 'Well, this is an easy life'.
"But it isn't that easy after a while. It took me a while to break in, but when I broke in, I was lucky to have two great strikers in the team and we had a great run.
"We reached the cup final and finished third in the league the last year I was year. It was a phenomenal team that Steve put together there."
However, there will be little sentiment on Pardew's part this weekend as he attempts to get the better of his former employers to extend Newcastle's run of good form.
The Magpies passed up an opportunity to win for the sixth time in seven Barclays Premier League outings last Saturday when Southampton came from behind at St James' Park to claim a point and, with midfield playmaker Yohan Cabaye back from suspension, the manager is keen to make amends in South London.
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