Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle United: Campbell levels late on to earn Alan Pardew’s men a point against his former side

Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell scored mid-way through the second-half to earn the Eagles a much-deserved point against Newcastle at Selhurst Park, reports BBC Sport.

Palace manager Alan Pardew left Newcastle to move to the London club earlier this season, and tried to play down the significance of this fixture in the build-up. His new side enjoyed a strong first-half, but found themselves behind just minutes before the break through Papiss Cisse.

After Crystal Palace had a first-half goal disallowed, Cisse piled on the misery by opening the scoring for Newcastle with a fierce header past Julian Speroni.

In the second-half, Pardew was typically bold with his substitutions, and it paid dividends. The Eagles pushed and pushed to find an equaliser, and eventually it came following good work on the right-hand side from the always impressive Yannick Bolasie.

Having only recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, the winger crossed into the box, and the onrushing Fraizer Campbell slid in at the near post to make it 1-1.

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