Premier League

  • Ayoze Pérez 42’
  • G. Wijnaldum 60’
  • 79’ Ramires
  • 86’ Willian
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 2
1 Half Time 0
27/09/2015
Premier League
St. James' Park
Attendance 48,682

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Pedro is cautioned by the referee.
    • 90'
      A poorly-timed challenge again from Pedro sees him impede the run of Mbabu. The Spaniard picks up a caution and that is just about the last action of the match.
    • 90'
      Newcastle win successive corners but they inexplicably decide to play the pair of them short. With no more than a few seconds remaining, there's no reason for them not to send the ball into the box and hope for a dramatic winner.
    • 90'
      You hate to see this as De Jong goes down in considerable pain after tacking a vicious blow to the head from Ramires. It was completely accidental as they collided in midfield, but the Dutchman has battled constant injuries since arriving at Newcastle at the start of last season. He's still lying on
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      The half-time whistle is met by a roaring applause from these Geordie faithfuls as Newcastle take a lead with them into the break, still searching for a maiden victory of the season.
    • 90'
      SI S. de Jong SO V. Anita
    • 90'
      Final change here for Newcastle and it's simply a way to run down the clock as Siem de Jong is introduced. Sissoko jogs off the pitch and gets a tongue lashing from his manager who urges him to take his time. Nervy moments for Newcastle, indeed.
    • 0'
      I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all from joining me here today. Good bye!
    • 0'
      FULL TIME: NEWCASTLE 2-2 CHELSEA. Ramires and Willian spark a dramatic second-half turnaround from the Blues as they erase a two-goal deficit to deny the Magpies their first victory of the season after they opened up a lead through Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum.
    • 0'
      HALF TIME: NEWCASTLE 1-0 CHELSEA. Ayoze Perez provided the breakthrough at the end of a confident and composed first half from the hosts. Chelsea were far too static in the final third and no one, with the exception of maybe Fabregas, seems to be pulling their weight. As a result, it's a deserved le
    • 0'
      Newcastle will be hoping to replicate their most recent performances ageinst Chelsea and Jose Mourinho, but the atmosphere would suggest otherwise - a timid feel about the ground after the hosts' shaky start to the season.
    • 0'
      Diego Costa serves the first match of his ban handed out by the FA after being found guilty of violent conduct, though the blow is softened by the quick return to fitness of Oscar and Pedro - both of whom keep their place in the starting lineup. Loic Remy gets the start up top in the Spaniard's abse
    • 0'
      The return of Aleksandar Mitrovic from a three-match ban should provide the Magpies a boost, and the timing couldn’t be better as Papiss Cisse misses out due to injury. Massadio Haidara is also unavailable for Newcastle, paving the way for Kevin Mbabu to make his Premier League debut. The final chan
    • 0'
      SUBS: Ramires, Falcao, Obi Mikel, Kenedy, Willian, Terry, Blackman.
    • 0'
      CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.
    • 0'
      SUBS: Williamson, De Jong, Obertan, Lascelles, Thauvin, Elliot, Toney.
    • 0'
      NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1): Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu; Anita, Colback; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez; Mitrovic.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
    • 0'
      Chelsea got back to their winning ways against Arsenal last weekend and it came in the most fitting way – amidst scandal and controversy. It was a typified performance from the Blues, defending soundly and crowding the ref to get an opponent sent off. Their antics come under plenty of scrutiny but i
    • 0'
      Newcastle are all over the place early in the season, with Steve McClaren faced with more than he signed up for. The new manager should be able to get through these turbulent times and guide the Magpies to greener pastures, but it doesn’t appear as though it will be a quick process. Scoring goals ha
    • 0'
      Hello football fans around the world and welcome to Tyneside! We’re at St. James’ Park this evening as Newcastle desperately search for their first victory of the season against a Chelsea side trying to claw their way back into the title race. I am Alex Moretto and I will be your in-game host, guidi
    • 1'
      Underway at St. James' Park!
    • 3'
      A lively start from Newcastle generates some noise in the ground. Mbabu picks out Wijnaldum on the left and the Dutchman tries a delayed give-and-go with Anita, but the return pass is heavy and runs safely to Begovic.
    • 5'
      It wasn't far away! Chelsea win a free kick from 30-yards out. Fabregas sets it up, but Zouma is the one to take. The centre-half puts every ounce of weight he has behind it, unleashing a thunderbolt that curls just wide of the near post.
    • 7'
      STAT ATTACK: The home team has won six consecutive times when Chelsea and Newcastle meet in the Premier League (three apiece), following a run of seven league meetings that saw the away side walk away with a result.
    • 9'
      Chelsea have settled in and are doing a nice job of keeping possession near the halfway line. They have yet to journey forward into attack, but are at least careful not to give the ball away and allow Newcastle to break. This has the feel of a cagey affair early on.
    • 11'
      Great ball out wide from Matic to play Ivanovic into space on the overlap. The right-back somehow pokes a cross into the centre and it catches Remy off guard. The striker shows great instincts to stab an effort at goal, but fails to hit the target.
    • 13'
      The hosts need a good showing from Anita and Colback. The latter was considered a doubt due to injury but has made a miraculous recovery, though if he is not 100 per cent it could cost them dearly. The way Chelsea play with the ball, the Magpies need their two holding midfielders to close down the g
    • 15'
      Worrying moments for Chelsea! Hazard goes down hard as he's clattered into by Janmaat. The defender did nothing wrong though, simply carrying on his run before being impeded by the Belgian who winds up worse for wear. It was a nasty looking collision, but he should be alright to continue.
    • 17'
      SISSOKO! There seems to be a fire lit under this Newcastle team, out of nowhere really. Sissoko picks up the ball and drives at the defence before rifling a low strike across goal. Begovic scrambles to get across and is relieved to see it roll wide of the far stick.
    • 19'
      STAT ATTACK: Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League match at St. James’ Park after five trips to Tyneside (D2, L3).
    • 23'
      Ivanovic breaks down the right-hand side, but the Serbian defender can only send a cross sailing directly out of play for a goal kick! Chelsea are struggling to force Krul into regular action, with the home fans probably quite pleased with the fact that Mourinho's attack are drawing blanks at the mo
    • 25'
      Mbabu manages to make tracks down the left flank, but the Swiss defender can't beat the first man with a cross. The hosts look for a lofted ball into Mitrovic moments later, but Zouma comes across in commanding fashion to head a clearance into touch.
    • 27'
      Ivanovic gets a warning from the referee for a push on Ayoze, escaping an early booking. The Magpies break forward as a result, but the aforementioned Spaniard can only drag a terrible effort well wide of the left-hand post!
    • 29'
      The half-hour mark is rapidly approaching, with McClaren already sending out some substitutes to get warm. Chelsea win themselves a corner, but the hosts are able to head away at the near post. This game certainly isn't very open.
    • 31'
      STAT ATTACK: If Chelsea were to lose their fourth consecutive match at St. James’ Park today, they would equal their lowest point total after seven games of a Premier League season in club history.
    • 33'
      This is an odd turn of events for Newcastle. Colback suffers a knock and after a lengthy stoppage it appears as though his night is done. Obertan has his bib off and is on the touchline set to come on. Colback puts a hand up and refuses the switch, however, and McClaren obliges - and seconds later h
    • 35'
      Dazzling run from Janmaat! He shows great intent in dribbling his way into the centre and past Fabregas. Hazard is doing nothing to track the Dutch defender, but he's let off here as Janmaat's shot is blocked to safety by Cahill.
    • 37'
      SMART SAVE! Chelsea have posed little to no threat in attack, but after being pinned in their end for a lengthy period, Fabregas starts forward and runs half the length of the pitch before driving an inquisitive effort at goal from distance. Krul does well to get a strong hand to it, however.
    • 39'
      Pedro heads away from goal! That was a better opportunity than it first appeared as Hazard navigates a cross through to the far post for the Spaniard. Pedro rises about Mbabu to meet it, but awkwardly fails to guide his header towards goal! He has to be testing Krul from there.
    • 41'
      STAT ATTACK: Newcastle are winless through their first six league matches this season. In 2014/15 they did not record their first victory until their eighth match, a 1-0 triumph at home to Leicester City.
    • 42'
      G Ayoze Pérez Assist V. Anita
    • 42'
      The assist came from V. Anita.
    • 42'
      CHELSEA BEHIND AT ST. JAMES' AGAIN! Zouma caught ball watching as a cross comes in from the right. Ayoze gets in front of Ivanovic and has time to knock the ball down before sending a half-volley off the near post and into the back of the net! And right on cue, Newcastle lead the champions.
    • 44'
      Well Chelsea have their work cut out for them now! Mourinho will have to be furious with how this first half has gone, just one week removed from their showing against Arsenal where they once again looked like the champions. But their nightmare as St. James' continues and they need a drastic step up
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes added on at the end of this first half.
    • 46'
      Back we are at St. James' Park and underway in the second half.
    • 48'
      Remy is showered with boos every time he gets on the ball, but there hasn't been a whole lot of that this evening. It's to no fault of the striker who has been moving well up top, there's just no service to speak of. Chelsea need to be more direct and decisive with their build-up play.
    • 50'
      Horrendous from Ivanovic! Pedro sprays a terrific ball out wide to pick out the run of the Serbian defender who then sends his cross terribly high, forcing Hazard to scramble to save it on the far touchline. Pressure stays on, but Newcastle get back in numbers and remain organised to sniff it out.
    • 52'
      STAT ATTACK: Steve McClaren is winless in his last 10 Premier League matches as manager, dating back to his time with Middlesbrough – his worst drought in the top flight.
    • 54'
      SI G. Obertan SO V. Anita
    • 54'
      G. Obertan enters the game and replaces J. Colback.
    • 54'
      Chelsea are starting to have more success finding little pockets of space and they have looked much brighter since the restart. You can get a sense of the talk Mourinho has had with them as when they do lose possession, everyone is running their tail off to win it back.
    • 56'
      Great defensive work from Mbemba! Pedro plays an inquisitive ball into the area for Oscar, but the Newcastle centre-half stands his ground brilliantly to block his passage through on goal. Meanwhile, Willian is being readied by Mourinho and should be on any minute now.
    • 58'
      McClaren is growing a bit anxious as he notices his side start to stray from their gameplan. They're dropping deeper and deeper in defence which has invited a prolonged period of Chelsea pressure. McClaren barks out instructions and they promptly get up the pitch and win a corner.
    • 60'
      G G. Wijnaldum Assist V. Anita
    • 60'
      Assist by Ayoze Pérez.
    • 60'
      ST. JAMES' IN DREAMLAND! Absolutely exquisite from Wijnaldum as he runs in front of his marker Fabregas to meet a corner and makes absolutely sublime contact with what looked a very difficult header, directing it in at the far post!
    • 61'
      SI Willian SO V. Anita
    • 61'
      SI R. Falcao SO V. Anita
    • 61'
      L. Rémy is done for the day. R. Falcao is his replacement.
    • 61'
      N. Matić is replaced with Willian.
    • 62'
      STAT ATTACK: Chelsea have now officially conceded two goals or more in each of their last five away matches for the first time since April to August 1992.
    • 64'
      Every reason to panic now for Chelsea. They've struggled on Tyneside historically, but this was a game they absolutely had to have. Both teams desperately needed three points coming into today, but only Newcaslte have played with the required urgency.
    • 66'
      Down two goals and Chelsea aren't showing any signs of life. They haven't responded to the severity of the situation and you just have to wonder is Mourinho is losing his hold on the team. This is unlike anything we've seen from them in his tenure.
    • 68'
      Ivanovic has his name taken by referee Martin Atkinson for a cynical shirt tug out on the flank. He escaped with quite a few warnings in the first half so this is long overdue.
    • 70'
      Mbabu has been a revelation tonight for Newcastle in his Premier League debut. He goes up against Pedro yet again, but does so well to hold his ground and win back possession before being fouled by the Spaniard. He extends a hand for a shake, but Pedro completely ignores the sporting gesture and jog
    • 72'
      STAT ATTACK: Newcastle have played 25 Premier League matches since the start of 2015 and have picked up just 15 of a possible 75 points (W3, D6, L15).
    • 73'
      SI Ramires SO V. Anita
    • 73'
      Ramires enters the game and replaces Oscar.
    • 74'
      Chelsea win a corner but wait to take it as Ramires is introduced at the expense of fellow countryman Oscar. The set piece is finally delivered in by Fabregas, but Krul comes out and gets good distance behind his punch to break up the move.
    • 76'
      Chelsea reek of desperation, but not the good kind - and there is a difference. There's the moments when you create all sorts of chances and keep the pressure on by can't buy a goal, then the times where you really need a goal but are doing little about it - the latter is where Chelsea lay at the mo
    • 78'
      Newcastle into time-wasting mode already, apparently. Another errant pass from the Chelsea midfield runs to the keeper, and with no one pressuring Krul, he takes the ball to the corner of the area and waits for the run of Falcao before picking it up.
    • 79'
      G Ramires Assist V. Anita
    • 79'
      E. Hazard provided the assist.
    • 79'
      Chelsea score a goal through Ramires!
    • 79'
      NEWCASTLE RESISTANCE IS BROKEN! Smashing hit from Ramires, latching onto a pass from Hazard atop the area and driving the purist of strikes into the top corner! Krul had no chance at keeping that out.
    • 81'
      THAT'S THE HAZARD WE'RE USED TO! Mesmerising run from the Belgian who dribbles spectacularly past four defenders, laterally through the penalty area. When he finally arrives at the far post he's off balance, however, and Mbabu is able to get a crucial block in!
    • 83'
      SKIED BY PEDRO! Absolute magic from Fabregas who plays a ball 40-yards up the pitch on a dime to pick out the run of Pedro on the right. The Spaniard is clean through on goal, but horribly scuffs his chipped effort miles over the bar under pressure from Krul.
    • 85'
      SI I. Toney SO V. Anita
    • 85'
      Ivan Toney comes on for his Premier League debut, and what a moment this is for him against then champions. Off in his stead is Mitrovic, who departs to a roaring ovation. The Serbian makes his way off, urging his team to keep their focus and see this one out.
    • 86'
      G Willian Assist V. Anita
    • 86'
      NEWCASTLE HEARTS ARE BROKEN! Willian whips a free kick in from the left and gets tremendous pace and curve behind it. Ramires runs on to meet it, but he doesn't appear to get a touch as it sails past a startled Krul. What an impact from the two substitutes!
    • 88'
      McClaren is in disbelief on the touchline, cowering back into his seat in the dugout. It's incredibly cruel on him, but he still has his work cut out for him as they're in danger of losing this game altogether now with two minutes plus stoppage time still to play.
    • 90'
      The fourth official indicates there will be four minutes of time added on at the end of this match. Can Chelsea complete the comeback or will Newcastle hold on?
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Attacker
    spain
    Ayoze Pérez
    17
    Attacker
    spain
    Pedro
    11
    Attacker
    brazil
    Willian
    22
    61'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    brazil
    Kenedy
    15

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Rafael Benítez
    italy
    Maurizio Sarri

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 13 14
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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