Newcastle benefited from small errors against Palace.
A fantastic goal from Andros Townsend gave Newcastle the win that saw them climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since Valentine’s Day.
Crystal Palace were the team that suffered defeat, but it could have been a different story.
Questions might have been asked about the goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from the Townsend goal.
Townsend fired in a free-kick from range which beat the Palace ‘keeper on his side from the set-piece and many suggested that the Welshman should have done better.
Then came the penalty miss. Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a former Newcastle player, saw his spot-kick saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
For one former Sunderland player it certainly hacked him off.
John Oster, who spent six years playing for Sunderland, had this to say on T witter today about the game:
Keeper for newc goal then cabaye misses a pen mmmmmm #conspiracy— John Oster (@johnnyost) May 1, 2016
Of course he was being tongue in cheek but was clearly not happy that Alan Pardew’s Palace has failed to turn over his former club Newcastle.
Especially as it has now seen Sunderland fall into deeper peril after they only managed a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.