Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle United: Pardew’s Eagles stomp old squad

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  • Bolasie scores brace for Palace
  • McArthur, too.
  • Magpies in 19th after loss

Alan Pardew got another laugh at the expense of Newcastle United, pounding his old side 5-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Crystal Palace got a pair of goals each from Yannick Bolasie and James McArthur, while Wilfried Zaha also netted for the Eagles, who pull into seventh with 22 points.

Steve McClaren is in serious trouble of losing his job, now 19th with 10 points on the season. The Magpies, frankly, look terrible.

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The Magpies found their spirit as the game hit the 10-minute mark, with Daryl Janmaat playing a fantastic chip pass for Cisse to head past Hennessey.

And both Cisse and Moussa Sissoko came close to doubling the lead a minute later, with Vurnon Anita forcing Hennessey to comfortably save an effort off an ensuing corner.

Palace answered within minutes, as Connor Wickham’s hold-up play allowed McArthur to whip an effort toward the far post. It took a turn off Paul Dummett’s rear end, and the game was level.

It wasn’t long before the Eagles had restored order, as Newcastle’s comical attempts to clear a slow Wickham cross cost them with Bolasie’s laser finish.

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Wilfried Zaha was shown yellow for an outlandish dive late in the first half, but made up for it with a gorgeous goal in the 41st minute. Wickham cut back a gorgeous floating pass for the English forward, who pounded a high-bouncing shot off the turf and over Rob Elliot.

Bolasie made it two when Damien Delaney headed Yohan Cabaye’s free kick to the back post, and the DR Congo man tapped home between Dummett and Jamaal Lascelles.