Reading manager Jaap Stam urges Crystal Palace to be patient with Frank de Boer
This result has put early pressure on manager Frank de Boer's job and bookmakers may stop taking bets on when, not if, he would be axed.
Something had to change.
The result sends the Clarets up to 7th in the Premier Leaguetable, and keeps Palace in the bottom three, without a win - or even a goal scored - to their name this season.
Never mind the grand plans and pretty passing football.
After his side's fourth defeat on the bounce, the Dutchman's ship appears to be sinking fast and there's only so many blows the Palace boss can take. Pressure was already mounting on the Dutchman - and he knows all too well the lack of patience given to football managers these days, having seen his Inter Milan tenure brought to an end after just 85 days past year.
If both the goal and the manner of it suggested De Boer's players were eager to hasten his exit, they responded. Here, we take a look at how it played out... Van Gaal offered his protégé tips for succeeding in England based on his two years at Manchester United, from which he apparently carries a curious disappointment that De Boer is determined to avoid.
"If you don't score goals you can only have one point at the end if they don't score a goal".
"I think it is a fantastic starting point and I will sign directly for every game if we create that amount of chances against any opponent and you will get your points and get what you deserve, but today we didn't get what we deserved". They have picked up four points away from home already.
Thus far, the Ajax-inspired revolution that De Boer has attempted to implement hasn't worked. The goal was at his mercy.
Palace could have pulled level nearly instantly, but Dann's excellent volley on the turn was cleared off the line by Lowton, with Benteke later sending a header toward goal that left Heaton scrambling - but the ball dropped just wide of the post. The team have also given up six goals while scoring zero.
Newcastle assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno said: "Rafa wanted to come and wanted to do everything he could to attend but the weather conditions were not the best".
It's hard to see de Boer abandoning his formation of three at the back.
Going to Turf Moor won't be an easy task at all.
"Everybody who was in the stadium or sitting behind the television, I think there was only one team deserving to win and that was us", he told Sky Sports.
During the global break, chairman Steve Parish admitted the start to the new campaign had "not been great", adding "it's a results-based business, so if you don't get wins. It's so fickle and so demanding, if you leave yourself open a little bit, people get to you, they worm in and it's very cold, very harsh".
"We played how we can play".
"We have to make sure we are right and I think we will be". And then you have to reward yourself.
Will he be the one to implement that plan over the months to come? "He regretted that, and that's why you have to stick to your own philosophy".
"When you see players do well on loan, it means they are flexible to the challenges", said Dyche.