Crystal Palace were off-colour as Newcastle United left Selhurst Park with a 2-0 Premier League win on Friday night.
Here is how Jack Rosser rated Crystal Palace’s players on the night…
Hardly troubled by Newcastle’s forward line until late on when Wilson managed to slide the ball through his legs.
Nathaniel Clyne 6
Very solid on the defensive side once again, could offer a touch more going forward.
Got away with a big mistake in gifting the ball to Joelinton in the first half but was punished when dragged out of position for the goal.
Gary Cahill 6
Makes Palace look much more comfortable, can’t be blamed for the deflection on Joelinton’s goal.
Patrick van Aanholt 7
Defended well and put in some dangerous balls going forward, should have had an assist late on.
Andros Townsend 5
Did well in helping Clyne out but didn’t offer too much going forward. Not a night to really remember.
James McArthur 5
Reliable and composed as ever but when Palace need others to step up and create in Zaha’s absence, too conservative a performance.
Cheikhou Kouyate 6
Back in midfield after his stint in the back four, industrious as ever and did well to bring some composure after a jittery start from Palace.
Eberechi Eze 6
Started brightly but faded quickly, always looking to cause trouble but couldn’t step up and take a big chance with Zaha absent.
Jeffrey Schlupp 7
Palace’s biggest threat. Worked hard to make things happen going forward but rarely got the service required to make a real impact. Worked Darlow well in the first half.
Jordan Ayew 5
Not suited to playing through the middle. Must offer more.
Christian Benteke 6
Brings more out of those around him and would have had a first goal of the season were it not for a fine save from Darlow.
Jairo Riedewald 6
Adds some energy and flair to a stodgy Palace midfield, was unfortunate to be dropped.
Michy Batshuayi n/a