Chelsea 2 - 0 Newcastle United

Match info: Premier League at Stamford Bridge

Date: 25/08/2012 KO: 17:30 Ref: P Dowd Att: 41,718

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Eden Hazard 22 (pen)
Fernando Torres 45+3



FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Full-time - It's all over at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-0 thanks to Hazard's penalty and Torres' first-half goal.

  • Ben Arfa floats a cross into the box as Newcastle try a last-ditch attack but Cahill is there to nod it clear.

  • The rain is really coming down as these final minutes play out. Cech hoofs a long ball upfield and it goes out for a Toon throw.

  • Luiz is back on his feet with a bandage wrapped around his head to finish the game. It doesn't look like this is going to be Newcastle's day.

  • We're into the final minute of regular time at the Bridge and Luiz is still receiving treatment after that knock to the head from Ba. Four additional minutes are added again this half.

  • Newcastle win a throw inside their own half which Gutierrez launches towards Ba. The winger charges upfield and is there to dig a cross in for the striker, and Luiz gets a bump on the head trying to get there first.

  • Lampard makes his entrance as Meireles goes off for Chelsea.

  • There's a mistimed challenge from Perch on Hazard and the Chelsea man goes to ground, earning the hosts a free-kick.

  • It looks like Chelsea are preparing another change, with Lampard looking ready to come on for these dying minutes.

  • There's a chance for Newcastle as Marveaux sets up Ba with a great cross. The striker blunders his first effort but gets his second away, with Cech diving to save.

  • Marveaux tries to slot a ball into the box, but Mikel, dropping deep to defend, has it covered and clears for the hosts.

  • Back on the ball, Newcastle look for a way through but Ryan Taylor overhits a cross from the right and Chelsea win a throw.

  • Hazard takes the corner but it's dealt with by the Magpies backline. Chelsea are the ones pushing now as the minutes trickle down.

  • Torres is involved again, playing in Hazard, and the Belgian darts past Coloccini into the box. Bertrand wins a corner for the hosts seconds later.

  • Torres does well, skipping towards goal, but chooses not to pull the trigger and instead looks for Ramires, who can't keep it in.

  • Ramires breaks for Chelsea after pouncing on a rogue ball and earns a free-kick after a foul by Gutierrez.

  • There's a final change for the Toon as Perch comes on for Cabaye.

  • It's Meireles, but rather like Luiz, he fails to make the most of the chance, blasting his effort over the bar.

  • Chelsea win another free-kick from 10 yards outside the box, with several potential takers lining up, but it could be Luiz again.


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