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2018/2019 English Premier League

Newcastle United hold Crystal Palace in drab goalless stalemate

Newcastle United earned only their second Premier League point of the season with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in which the home side missed several chances and hit the woodwork in a scrappy affair.

The result left Palace 11th, on seven points from six games, while the Magpies stayed 18th, ahead of bottom two Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town on goal difference after another lacklustre performance.

The home side dominated the opening half and twice came close through captain Luka Milivojevic, who tested Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka with a curling low shot before his floated free kick came off the post.

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez directed an acrobatic overhead kick straight an Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey in the second half before Mamadou Sakho missed a sitter at the other end, heading wide from close in after an Andros Townsend cross.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 17 +30 45
2 Manchester City 17 +38 44
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 +15 39
4 Chelsea 17 +21 37
5 Arsenal 17 +14 34
6 Manchester United 17 0 26
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 0 25
8 Everton 17 +2 24
9 West Ham United 17 0 24
10 Watford 17 -2 24
11 AFC Bournemouth 17 -3 23
12 Leicester City 17 0 22
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 -4 21
14 Newcastle United 17 -8 16
15 Crystal Palace 17 -9 15
16 Cardiff City 17 -16 14
17 Southampton 17 -16 12
18 Burnley 17 -18 12
19 Huddersfield Town 17 -18 10
20 Fulham 17 -26 9