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Newcastle United 3-3 Crystal Palace: Zaha hands Warnock dream comeback (video)

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Mike Williamson clumsily-put home a rebound in the 89th minute, but Newcastle could not survive seven minutes of stoppage time, as Wilfried Zaha scored in the fifth minute of added time to gift Neil Warnock a point in his debut as Crystal Palace manager.

Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat also scored for the Magpies in the 3-3 draw, who twice came back from deficits in the match.

Dwight Gayle scored in the first minute for Crystal Palace, which also got a tally from Jason Puncheon.

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Palace moves out of the basement with its first point of the year, while Newcastle now has two points through three games.

After Tim Krul pushed a hard shot off the goal post, Gayle walked past a dumbfounded Newcastle defense to blast the rebound into the frame.The game had only seen 30 seconds of play and Crystal Palace was up 1-0.

Aside from that massive moment, the first half was mostly Newcastle. That might sate some fans, but the fact remains that the last ball wasn’t there (just as it was against Man City and Aston Villa).

But crosses and corners were all gobbled up by Palace keeper Julian Speroni, as Newcastle’s service was lacking.

A nice counter to a rare bit of Palace pressure saw Moussa Sissoko rip a shot just wide of goal off a lay-off from Siem de Jong in the 34th minute.

With finesse failing them, the Magpies decided to bully their way to a goal, as Janmaat, de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere combined to ride through the box to an equalizer in the 37th minute. Janmaat got the goal.

It was 1-1 at the half, and Squawka brought us a legit fun stat:

Despite holding 67 percent of possession in the first half, the Magpies again conceded in the 48th minute, as Jason Puncheon half-volleyed home a shot that Krul would love another crack at… not pretty.

Palace nearly made it 3-1 when Mike Williamson allowed Martin Kelly to dribble to the center of the pitch, but Krul dove to slap the ball wide.

Aarons found the equalizer when Janmaat flicked a corner back post, and the new boy had his first Premier League goal.

The 18-year-old Jamaican almost headed a second home minutes later, and curled an 85th minute shot wide of the bar that looked destined for goal.


Newcastle United: Krul; Janmaat (Anita, 79′), Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella, de Jong (Perez, 69′), Gouffran (Aarons, 67′); Riviere

Goals: Janmaat (37), Aarons (73), Wiliamson (89)

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie, Chamakh (Campbell, 52′), Gayle (Zaha, 70′)

Goals: Gayle (1), Puncheon (48), Zaha (90+5′)

Hilarious “Friends” spoof video ‘starring’ Messi, Ronaldo (video)

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Given the rivalry surrounding the two megawatt superstars plying their trade in Spain, you may be surprised to learn that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best of friends.

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At least that’s what this spoof video conveys, as the Real Madrid and Barcelona stars help each other navigate tax season and toilet troubles.

Brilliant stuff, from FootbOle:

Top USMNT-Mexico moments: Looking back ahead of Saturday

PASADENA, CA - JUNE 25:  Landon Donovan #10 of United States celebrates his goal with teammates Carlos Bocanegra #3 and Alejandro Bedoya #22  against Mexico during the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship at the Rose Bowl on June 25, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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You could argue its the biggest match between the U.S. and Mexico outside of the 2002 World Cup’s Round of 16, and there would be few arguments against you.

The United States and Mexico will tangle on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, with the winner advancing to the 2017 Confederations Cup finals in Russia.

It’s only so often that these rivals match up in a “do or die” match. Sure World Cup qualifiers carry critical import, but they don’t always become the decisive moment in the qualifying cycle.

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Aside from the aforementioned World Cup match and the first match in the rivalry — see 1934 below — no other match has carried as much international weight as Saturday.

So with anticipation high, let’s dance backward in time to the Yanks’ best moments in the rivalry. And let’s also imagine what would have to happen to put Saturday in the mix.

(Of course, our apologies to Mexican fans. We aren’t including the times you slapped American soccer in the face).

2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 — “Dos a Cero” to the fourth power

There is no more celebrated score line in USMNT history than the 2-0 hurting it put on Mexico in four successive home World Cup qualifiers.

2002 — World Cup Round of 16

Goals from Brian McBride and Landon Donovan prodded an upset of the world’s then-No. 7 ranked nation, as the USMNT carried a feel of destiny through its best World Cup.

1934 — World Cup qualifier

Aldo Donnelli scored all four goals as the States won the first recorded match against Mexico, and it was a big one. The winner would go on to the 1934 tournament in Italy, while the loser would go on a tour of European friendlies. The States won, and wouldn’t win again until the qualifiers for the 1982 tournament.

2012 — First win at Azteca

It may’ve been a friendly, but Michael Orozco’s finish will go down as the Yanks’ first ever winner in the fortress of Mexico City.

1980 — World Cup qualifier

Though it meant little to the Yanks’ fate in the 1982 tournament — the U.S. finished last in a group with Mexico and Canada — it was the first win over El Tri in 46 years.