The Manchester United loanee smashed home a 95th minute leveller after the home side had fought back, largely thanks to their hugely impressive 18-year-old debutant Rolando Aarons.
The midfielder’s curling effort on 88 minutes hit the post but Mike Williamson tapped in the rebound after Aaron - just minutes into his first appearance for the Magpies - popped up at the back post with a header on 74 minutes to secure a point for Alan Pardew’s men.
Jason Puncheon lashed a half volley low past Tim Krul after 48 minutes to put the Eagles in the lead after Daryl Janmaat’s first goal for the hosts on 37 minutes had levelled Dwight Gayle’s close range strike after just 30 seconds.
1- WHAT A START! Palace have roared in front! Chamakh chests the ball down from the edge of the box and sends a low shot towards the bottom corner. Krul tips it onto the post but Gayle is there to thrash it into the roof of the net from close range! 33 seconds on the clock and the Eagles are soaring!
74 - AARONS ON HIS DEBUT! Rolando Aarons, the teenager making his debut today, heads his side level at the back post form a corner and with a goal from nowhere the Magpies are back in it! Campbell came off the line far too early and should have been in place to clear that off the line but it's the 18 year old who makes it 2-2!
93 - WHAT A GAME! ZAHA HAS EQUALISED FOR PALACE! The winger meets a nod down in the box and smashes a low shot past Krul to secure a point for the visitors! Amazing scenes at St James' Park!
MAN OF THE MATCH
Rolando Aarons - This teenage wonderkid has been the talk of the toon over the summer and was brought on by Alan Pardew to get at the cautioned Palace defender Adrian Mariappa. The winger did more than just that, heading an equalising goal on his debut before setting Mike Williamson up - via the woodwork- for what looked like a winner for the Magpies. His performance will have set tongues wagging on Tyneside.
With the home side still without a win this season, Alan Pardew must rely on the owner Mike Ashley's cash to provide a playmaker and targetman before the transfer window shuts in two days time. Despite the encouraging debut of Aarons, his side may have scored three goals but they looked sorely off colour and were made to pay frequently by a well organised, crisp and intimidating Palace side. Neil Warnock will wonder why he ever took a break from football after this one!
MATCH IN A TWEET
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- Rolando Aarons
- Alan Pardew
- Neil Warnock
- Mike Williamson
- Tim Krul