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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Papiss Cisse scores. Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Hatem Ben Arfa.
Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Adrian Mariappa fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa missed to the left of the net.
Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
Sylvain Marveaux replaces Moussa Sissoko.
The ball is swung over by Moussa Sissoko.
Damien Delaney goes into the book.
Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Cheick Tiote went harmlessly over the bar.
Shola Ameobi sends in a cross.
Adlene Guedioura joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Puncheon.
Mike Williamson fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick.
Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote.
Clearance by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line.
Shola Ameobi replaces Yoan Gouffran.
Glenn Murray replaces Cameron Jerome.
The ball is crossed by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Clearance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Vurnon Anita has an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Dann.
Clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Clearance by Joel Ward.
Yannick Bolasie goes off and Barry Bannan comes on.
Scott Dann makes a clearance.
Clearance by Paul Dummett.
Shot by Papiss Cisse missed to the right of the target.
Short corner taken by Vurnon Anita.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Kagisho Dikgacoi gets a block in.
Hatem Ben Arfa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luuk De Jong.
Vurnon Anita restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Ledley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita.
Yannick Bolasie takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.
Shot by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Parried by Tim Krul back into danger.
Moussa Sissoko delivers the ball.
Mike Williamson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Vurnon Anita.
Cameron Jerome takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Cheick Tiote gets a block in.
Kagisho Dikgacoi crosses the ball.
The referee starts the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Paul Dummett shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.
Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
Unfair challenge on Luuk De Jong by Joel Ward results in a free kick.
Joe Ledley fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Mike Williamson.
The ball is crossed by Vurnon Anita.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Cameron Jerome.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Puncheon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Luuk De Jong.
A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Papiss Cisse.
Shot by Yannick Bolasie went harmlessly over the bar.
Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Yannick Bolasie.
Clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Free kick taken by Yoan Gouffran.
Vurnon Anita fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick.
Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Vurnon Anita from the right by-line.
Papiss Cisse produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Moussa Sissoko.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dummett.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.
Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross.
Cameron Jerome takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
Moussa Sissoko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Julian Speroni safely holds on.
Clearance made by Paul Dummett.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Yannick Bolasie delivers the ball.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal. Julian Speroni parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Cameron Jerome.
Jason Puncheon sends in a cross.
Luuk De Jong has an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Dann.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.
Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball.
Strike on goal comes in from Cheick Tiote from the free kick.
Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa delivers the ball.
Moussa Sissoko fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
Pardew demands flair men step up
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has challenged his flair players to plug the yawning gap left in his team by Loic Remy's injury, starting against Crystal Palace.
The on-loan France international will be missing with a calf problem once again as Palace arrive at St James' Park, denying Pardew his 13-goal leading scorer.
Remy's absence at Fulham last weekend coincided with a toothless display in a 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat, with Papiss Cisse passing up two glorious chances to end his personal drought.
However, Pardew is hoping the likes of Cisse, the fit-again Hatem Ben Arfa, Luuk de Jong and Yoan Gouffran can take up the slack this time around as he contemplates a summer overhaul of his striking department. Remy is on loan from QPR.
Pardew said: "It's a major point for us because obviously Loic Remy is not our player and he has scored most of our goals, and we are struggling to score goals without him, especially since [Yohan] Cabaye left as well.
"It really is a process where we are looking for somebody to step up and get the goals.
"There will be no Loic this weekend, so we really need Papiss, Hatem, Luuk and Gouff to come up with the goals."
Newcastle have become increasingly dependent on Remy's goals - the last game they won in which he did not score was at Palace on December 21 - and with the frontman likely to miss the next two at least, they need to find a solution.
However, Pardew is adamant the Magpies have quality throughout their ranks.
The 52-year-old said: "We are definitely not a one-man team, but he has given us a little bit of a spark. That's what was missing at Fulham, that spark, and we need it to come from other areas.
"We have some real flair in the squad. When we were on the terrific run, some of our flair players were not involved so much, like [Sylvain] Marveaux and Hatem, but now might be an opportunity for them."
Meanwhile, Palace manager Tony Pulis also wants his side to become "ruthless" in front of goal to secure their Premier League status.
The Eagles are just three points above the relegation zone and having played more matches than Sunderland, where they drew 0-0 last weekend.
Palace have managed just two goals in the last four matches and will be without striker Dwight Gayle, who picked up an ankle injury in training this week, while Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh is still troubled by his hamstring problem.
Pulis accepts if the Eagles are to stay clear of being dragged back into the drop zone over their final nine games, then they need to put that statistic right.
"We have to take our chances when they come along," Pulis said at a press conference.
"The two away games recently, Glenn Murray had a fantastic opportunity at Swansea to put us 2-1 ahead, and then KG [Kagisho Dikgacoi] misses a great chance at Sunderland.
"They are big chances and you have to take those in the Premier League.
"When they come along, you have to be really ruthless and take them.
"We have got to maintain being a very hard-working team and be an organised, disciplined, side but we have got to have the breaks in front of goal."
Palace midfielder Barry Bannan could be included in the squad again following illness, while defender Danny Gabbidon is another hoping to be involved after working on his match fitness.
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