Eddie Howe’s candid admission about Crystal Palace defeat and his warning to Newcastle players

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has urged his side to “learn lessons” from the inept 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Howe made it clear to his players in no uncertain terms that the defeat was not acceptable at Selhurst Park. The Newcastle chief will now look to bounce back from the loss in style against Sheffield United.

Speaking ahead of the game with the Blades, Howe said: “We must learn and absorb all the lessons from Wednesday. Every game is so difficult. It is up to us to firstly go into the game with the right mentality and let our players express themselves in the right way.

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“We have to finish the season strongly. These are important games for us – we are under no illusions on how important these fixtures are. We have some tough games to play but we are looking forward to the last five.”

Newcastle’s defeat in the capital came at a big cost as they slipped from sixth to seventh following Man United’s victory over Sheff United. Howe accepted himself that he’d got things wrong after sticking with a five-man defence backfired.

Howe said: “We were disappointing, we acknowledge that and hold our hands up to it. We missed those resilient qualities that we need and that has been too often the case away from home. We have to do better.”

Howe is expected to name the side squad as seen at Palace on Wednesday, with the injury crisis still wreaking havoc on Tyneside. However, the Newcastle boss did offer an update on key players currently ruled out, with the likes of Joelinton, Kieran Trippier, Nick Pope and Miguel Almiron on the right track.

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