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Crystal Palace 2–3 Newcastle (aet): Eagles starlet grabs dramatic equaliser in five-goal thriller

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By Mark Ritson at Selhurst Park CRYSTAL Palace have missed out on playing Manchester City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup after a 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United this evening. The Eagles took the game to extra-time after debutant Sullay KaiKai grabbed his first goal for the club with a dramatic equaliser. And despite having a man advantage due to Mehdi Abeid's sending off, Palace conceded a winner in the second half of extra-time when Paul Dummett sent a diving header beyond Wayne Hennessey. Palace will now set their focus on Leicester City in the Premier League this Saturday. Dwight Gayle was inches away from giving the Eagles the lead very early on when he drove a first-time shot from outside the box just wide. However, Newcastle got into their rhythm and had chances themselves to draw first blood, notably through striker Emmanuel Riviere, who couldn't convert a low cross after getting in front of Paddy McCarthy. Kevin Doyle nearly managed to wriggle clear of two Newcastle defenders before his effort was thwarted for a corner, before Daryl Janmaat gave Wayne Hennessey in the Palace goal something to do midway through the half with a low shot to the goalkeeper's left. The Eagles took the lead on 25 minutes when Wilfried Zaha was on the end of a clumsy challenge by Janmaat, and referee Madley pointed to the penalty spot. Up stepped Dwight Gayle, who hit a hat-trick in the last round against Walsall, and the striker buried his shot past Rob Elliot. The visitors went close to equalising soon after when the ball fell kindly to Jack Colback inside the box but his shot was charged down by Brede Hangeland and cleared. The Magpies upped their game though and Riviere had another chance which flashed wide – but on 36 minutes he made no mistake to equalise. After tussling with Hangeland on the edge of the box, the big defender should have done better but allowed Riviere to get away and place a shot past a helpless Hennessey. Into the second period and Riviere got his name on the scoresheet again, this time from the penalty spot. Skipper Paddy McCarthy wiped out Sammy Ameobi on the left side of the box to give away the clearest penalty you'll see. And Riviere placed the ball just over Hennessey's left hand to put the Magpies in front. Bannan and Gayle fired shots over the bar from outside the box as the hosts huffed and puffed looking for a way back into the contest. Bannan then played a superb first time ball into the diminutive forward, but he couldn't control it and Newcastle were let off the hook. Zaha zipped in a great ball from the right as the Eagles looked to get going again, while the crowd were lifted as Andrew Johnson came on for a huge reception in place of Doyle. However, it was Gayle who nearly grabbed an equaliser as Bannan's superb delivery from a free-kick found the striker, who headed down against the outside of the post. Youngster Sullay KaiKai came on for his senior debut in place of Williams with ten minutes remaining, before Jake Gray also came on for McCarthy. And in the second of four added-on minutes, KaiKai sent SE25 crazy with a debut goal. Adrian Mariappa sent a high ball to the back post, KaiKai's shot was saved before he buried the rebound to send the game into extra-time. With news filtering through that the winner of the match would travel to Manchester City, there was a huge incentive for both sides. Gayle dragged a shot wide at the start of the first half, while KaiKai, still buzzing from his goal, was desperate for the ball out wide. However, Palace were given a man advantage when Mehdi Abeid was shown a second yellow card, this time for dissent following a foul on Zaha. Gayle fired a free-kick narrowly over before the referee got things under way for the second half of the extra. Johnson had his first effort saved easily by Elliot down to his right, before Gayle saw a goal ruled out for offside. And it proved to be very unfortunate as the Toon went 3-2 ahead with minutes remaining. Adam Armstrong delivered in from the left and full-back Paul Dummett made a storming run in front of KaiKai to divert a header past Hennessey. Palace should have been level again though when Elliot pulled off a stunning reaction stop point blank from Mariappa, who had the whole goal to aim at unmarked with a header. The ball came back out to Hangeland, who stroked the ball home but the referee had blown for a foul on Steven Taylor by Guedioura. And that's the way it ended. Newcastle go through to face Manchester City. Palace: Hennessey, Mariappa, McCarthy (Gray 90), Hangeland, Fryers, Zaha, Guedioura, Williams (KaiKai 80), Bannan, Doyle (Johnson 71), Gayle. Subs Not Used: Price, Ward, Ramage, Kelly. Attendance: 13,773 Referee: R Madley

Crystal Palace 2–3 Newcastle (aet): Eagles starlet grabs dramatic equaliser in five-goal thriller


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