Date: 22nd August 2009 at 12:06pm
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Crystal Palace face Newcastle today having not beaten them at home in the league since 1984,

Both sides won their mid-week fixture and have looked impressive in their opening matches, but Newcastle have struggled in the capital in recent years and have not won away since February

Vital Quotes:

Crystal Palace Team News:

Crystal Palace forward Stern John is still sidelined with an elbow injury sustained on the opening day draw with Plymouth

Player to watch: Darren Ambrose

Can his impressive scoring run continue today, I think he will..

Newcastle Utd Team News:

Striker Andy Carroll faces a late fitness test after picking up a groin strain in the midweek 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Player to watch: All of them

This will be our toughest game to date, ex prem so watch them all and enjoy

Match Facts & Stats

Last meeting
Newcastle United 0-0 Palace

Saturday April 30 2005

Newcastle United: Given, Carr, Taylor, Boumsong, Elliott (Ramage, 45), Ambrose (Kluivert, 69), Faye, N’Zogbia, Milner, Ameobi (Robert, 69), Shearer

Subs not used: Andrew O’Brien, Harper

Bookings: N’Zogbia

Palace: Kiraly, Sorondo, Popovic, Hall, Granville, Routledge (Torghelle, 89), Leigertwood, Hughes , Riihilahti, Soares, Johnson

Subs not used: Watson, Speroni, Ventola, Lakis

Bookings: Leigertwood, Popovic

Ref Watch:

A P D’URSO

Match Prediction:

2-0 to Palace

Next Fixtures:

Crystal Palace v Man City Thu 27th of Aug 8:00pm