Callum Wilson stunner rescues point for Jones' Newcastle United

Callum Wilson of Newcastle United scores their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on October 23, 2021 in London, England.


Callum Wilson's magnificent overhead kick cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener as Newcastle held Crystal Palace to a draw in the Magpies' first game since the departure of manager Steve Bruce.

Graeme Jones, Bruce's former assistant, took charge of the visitors at Selhurst Park following the 60-year-old's dismissal by the club's new Saudi-backed owners on Wednesday.

The Magpies were second best for the majority of the game but earned a share of the spoils when Wilson sent an acrobatic volley into the top corner after Palace had failed to clear a Newcastle corner.

Eagles striker Benteke had opened the scoring 11 minutes into the second half, powering a header into the bottom corner from Tyrick Mitchell's deep cross.

Benteke also struck the woodwork in both halves, heading Michael Oliseh's teasing delivery against the foot of the post in the first before sending a looping header onto the top of the crossbar in the second.

Callum Wilson of Newcastle United competes for a header with Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on October 23, 2021 in London, England.


In an eventful afternoon for the Belgian striker, he spurned a glorious opportunity to restore Palace's advantage when he fired into the side-netting from James McArthur's through ball, before having a late goal ruled out by VAR for a foul against Marc Guehi.

Palace's sixth draw of the season leaves them in 15th place - five points above Newcastle, who remain second bottom on four points and without a win this season.

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