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Newcastle boss Benitez admits he side ‘must improve in attack’ after Crystal Palace draw

Newcastle picked up just their second point of the season today when they drew 0-0 away to Crystal Palace, in a game low on quality that was played out in poor weather conditions.

Speaking after the game Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez seemed reasonably happy with picking up a point, but admitted his side must improve in attacking areas as the season goes on.

“A point is a point, I expected we would take our chances on the counter, but we didn’t do well,” he told BBC Sport.

“We have to create more in these situations. When you have the ball in front of the keeper we have got to finish that.

“We have been talking about Wilfried Zaha during the week, the team tried to defend him and help the full-backs defensively and did a good job.

“The positive is the teamwork, the unity and togetherness.”

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