FRAIZER Campbell denied Newcastle United a victory over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace tonight
The two sides drew 1-1 at Selhurst Park, with Papiss Demba Cisse having given John Carver’s side a first-half lead with his 10th goal of the season.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini was struck by an object thrown from the home end as he celebrated with Cisse.
But Campbell claimed a point for Palace with a 71st-minute strike, and the result left Newcastle 11th in the Premier League.
There were chants against former manager Pardew – who had applauded Newcastle’s travelling fans on his way to the home dugout – early in the game.
Pardew lost Yaya Sanogo to injury in the first half – the Arsenal loanee was replaced by ex-Sunderland striker Campbell – and the substitute had a headed goal ruled out for offside in the 35th minute.
But there was no doubting Cisse’s goal, the strike meeting a superb right-wing cross from Daryl Janmaat with his head three minutes before the break.
Coloccini was struck by what appeared to be a coin as he celebrated with Cisse in front of the Holmesdale Road end of the stadium.
The game swung from end to end in the second half, but there wasn’t a clearcut chance until Campbell slid ahead of Mike Williamson in to meet a right-wing from from substitute Yannick Bolasie in the 71st minute.
United head coach John Carver made two defensive substutions late in the game – he brought on Mehdi Abeid and Paul Dummett – in an attempt to shore up his team.
But Krul still had to be at his best to turn a header from Brede Hangeland around his post.
Striker Emmanuel Riviere was thrown on in the 90th minute, but there was no time for him to repeat his Capital One Cup heroics at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Hangeland, Kelly (Bolasie, 68), McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha, Chamakh (Gayle, 66), Sanogo (Campbell, 26). Subs not used: Hennessey, Mariappa, Mutch, Murray.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella (Dummett, 85), Perez (Riviere, 90), Gouffran; Cisse (Abeid, 78). Subs not used: Woodman, R Taylor, Anita, Obertan.
Goals: Cisse 42, Campbell 71
Bookings: McArthur 49, Janmaat 54, Colback 55
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Attendance: 25,118 (2,762 Newcastle)