If it wasn’t for Martin Dubravka, Crystal Palace would have won by a lot more.

The Eagles hadn’t won a single game since the turn of the year, but they were rampant against Newcastle.

If you’re enduring a tough spell, Steve Bruce’s men are the team you want to play.

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And in hindsight, Palace probably can’t believe they only managed to score one goal.

But while there was some less than stellar finishing from Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew, it was the Newcastle goalkeeper who seemed set to steal the headlines.

If it hadn’t been for a Patrick van Aanholt free kick, we’d probably be toasting an undeserved point right now thanks to the heroics of Dubravka.

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and while his positioning can be questioned for the winning goal, it was one mistake in another sensational performance from the Slovakian.

Some of the saves he made were incredible, particularly in the first half.

It’s frightening to think where we’d be without him. And the fact we’re having to rely on him so much is a worrying state of affairs.

 

Palace fans were very impressed with Dubravka

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