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Back In Tyne: Five exciting encounters with the Eagles

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm BST), we take a look at some of the Magpies' memorable meetings with the Eagles...

Cissé's injury-time header (2014)

The Magpies sealed a dramatic 1-0 victory as Papiss Cissé netted a 94th minute header in front of the Gallowgate End.

United were without manager Alan Pardew, who was serving a seven-game ban for a headbutt on David Meyler in Newcastle's 4-1 win at Hull City.

However, after dominating large spells at St. James' Park, Hatem Ben Arfa - brought on as a late substitute - produced a teasing cross into the path of the Senegalese forward, who made no mistake from close range in the dying seconds.

Late drama costs United (2014)

United's first league win of the 2014/15 season was snatched away in the final seconds of their 3-3 draw with the South London club.

Palace led twice through current Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle, who netted inside 30 seconds, and Jason Puncheon's volley, but Daryl Janmaat's first goal for the Magpies along with Rolando Aarons' header - his first senior goal - levelled the Premier League contest.

Mike Williamson looked to have sealed the victory in the 88th minute before Wilfried Zaha secured a point deep into injury time.

Cabaye misses penalty on Tyneside return (2016)

Andros Townsend and Karl Darlow were the heroes for Newcastle, who secured a vital 1-0 triumph over the Eagles. 

Townsend gave Newcastle the lead towards the hour mark with a tremendous free-kick from 20 yards before Darlow, who was handed a chance between the sticks after injuries to Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, came to the rescue when he saved Yohan Cabaye's penalty.

The French midfielder, a former fan favourite on Tyneside, saw his spot-kick blocked by Darlow, who guessed correctly to dive to his left in front of a delighted Gallowgate End.

Merino's magic moment (2017)

The Magpies left it late once again, achieving a 1-0 win courtesy of substitute Mikel Merino's 86th minute header.

Cabaye, returning to his old home ground, was fortunate to receive only a yellow card for a late challenge on DeAndre Yedlin, sparking anger from the Newcastle supporters and players.

After a lack of goalscoring opportunities against Palace, who also included former Newcastle midfielder Andros Townsend in their starting XI, Merino rose high from Matt Ritchie's corner to deliver maximum points.

United miss out on Europe despite win (1995) 

Kevin Keegan's side ended their league campaign on a high after a first-half masterclass from the Entertainers.

Goals from Ruel Fox, Rob Lee and Keith Gillespie gave United a comfortable advantage before the visitors set up a grandstand finish with second-half strikes from Chris Armstrong and Ray Houghton. 

Newcastle hung on for all three points but, despite the victory, narrowly missed out on qualifying for the UEFA Cup as Leeds United secured a 1-1 draw with Tottenham on the final day.

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Cissé strikes to clinch victory over Palace

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