Mateta’s Brace Secures Crystal Palace’s Premier League Status

Jean-Philippe Mateta’s double propelled Crystal Palace to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at Selhurst Park, securing their Premier League status for another season.

The French striker opened the scoring in the 55th minute, combining with Jordan Ayew before calmly slotting the ball past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. Mateta sealed the win in the 88th minute, converting a cross from Will Hughes for his 11th league goal of the season.

Despite Newcastle’s efforts, including a chance for Alexander Isak in the first half and appeals for a late penalty, Palace held firm to secure their third consecutive victory.

Mateta’s impressive form under manager Oliver Glasner has been key to Palace’s recent success, with the striker scoring eight goals since Glasner’s appointment in February. His work rate and finishing have been particularly praised, and talks are underway to extend his contract.

Meanwhile, Newcastle struggled to create chances throughout the match, managing just one shot on target. Despite their recent good form, this defeat halts their momentum as they aim to secure European football for next season.

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