Scottish Daily Mail
Newcastle leave it late to pull off Palace coup
TWO goals in the final two minutes helped Newcastle plunder three precious points from a game that had been looking like a stalemate all evening long. Callum Wilson and Joelinton were the late heroes for the Magpies on a night that threatened to be more notable for the duelling dugout voices of Newcastle boss Steve Bruce and Crystal Palace assistant Ray Lewington at a supporterless Selhurst Park. With the hosts missing the self-isolating Wilfried Zaha and the visitors deprived of Allan Saint-Maximin due to injury, there was little magic as both sides struggled to find the breakthrough which would have thrusted them away from the dreaded danger zone. There was a minute’s applause to appreciate Diego Maradona before kick-off and the players also wore black armbands. But it took all of 89 minutes for the deadlock to be broken. Up stepped Wilson to spark the late dramatics with a neat finish under Vicente Guaita, with Joelinton providing the icing with a shot that took a healthy deflection off Gary Cahill.