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Season 2020-21
Crystal Palace U23s (h) Premier League 2 Division 2


Monday April 26th 2021, 1pm

 Whitley Park

Admission: BCD


Newcastle U23s

Crystal Palace U23s

  2 - 0





44 mins Wilson shot. 1-0

Half time: Newcastle 1 Palace 0

69 mins Crossley run and shot. 2-0

Full time: Newcastle 2 Palace 0


Kyle Crossley scored on his U23s debut and became the 49th player used in PL2 games so far this season (Fabian Schar was the 48th). Substitute Ollie Walters then appeared to bring up the half century.




Monday saw United's second string make a winning return to Whitley Park, following a run of seven successive away games in Premier League 2.

The Eagles arrived on Tyneside looking for a victory to propel them into a promotion playoff place, but were second best all afternoon and slightly flattered by the full time score.

First team defender Fabian Schar and development squad winger Rosaire Longelo returned from injury, both completing 45 minutes as scheduled.

Adam Wilson's 44th minute shot divided the sides at half time, but Newcastle should have been ahead well before then - Christian Atsu setting up Wilson and then Stan Flaherty, only for both to fire over the crossbar when well placed.

Jack Young's free kick and Atsu himself then tested Eagles 'keeper Oliver Webber before Atsu powered forward through the middle and played in Wilson to convert a low shot for his second goal of the season.

Wilson came close to getting his second eight minutes after the break, getting his head to a quickly-taken free-kick outside the box, only to see it palmed over by Webber.

The visitors made a triple substitution midway through the second half but three minutes later United sealed the points with a second goal.

Teenager Kyle Crossley had appeared as a half time substitute and marked his debut at this level with a fine run and shot from the left hand side of the box into the opposite corner of the net.


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