1st home defeat for Pulis as Palace loses 3-0

??Tony Pulis tasted home defeat as Crystal Palace manager for

the first time as his side was comprehensively beaten by Newcastle

3-0 at a wet and windy Selhurst Park on Saturday.

??Newcastle has racked up impressive away victories at Tottenham

and Manchester United in recent weeks and it was Yohan Cabaye, the

returning match-winner from Old Trafford, who opened the scoring in

the 25th minute.

??The France international was recalled after missing the draw

against Southampton due to suspension and his deflected strike set

Newcastle on its way.

??Palace enjoyed its best spell of possession following Cabaye’s

effort but went 2-0 down when Danny Gabbidon turned a dangerous

cross past his own goalkeeper shortly before half time.

??Newcastle dominated the second half and grabbed a third in the

86th, courtesy of a late penalty from substitute Hatem Ben

Arfa.