Newcastle United 3 - 2 Chelsea

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 02/02/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: H Webb Att: 52,314

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Jonas Gutierrez 41
Moussa Sissoko 68,90



Frank Lampard 55
Juan Mata 61

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • The full-time whistle goes and Newcastle have pulled off a vital 3-2 victory to pull further clear of trouble. It was a fantastic match which twisted one way and then the other, and the crowd is going crazy with their celebrations.

  • Chelsea are pushing hard but Newcastle are continuing to battle, and appeals for a penalty are turned away as Frank Lampard's shot crashes into Steven Taylor.

  • Moussa Sissoko is given a superb ovation by the Newcastle faithful as he is replaced by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for the last couple of minutes.

  • GOAL! Moussa Sissoko is making a name for himself as a Newcastle hero on his home debut as he drills in a ferocious low shot from the edge of the area after good work by Davide Santon, although perhaps Petr Cech could have done better as it was within reach and just beat him for power.

  • Ramires tries his luck with an ambitious attempt from 30 yards which is wildly slashed high into the stands.

  • Newcastle are hunting for a late winner here, as Mathieu Debuchy delivers an inviting cross from the right but Chelsea get it clear.

  • Alan Pardew shuffles his pack and brings on Sylvain Marveaux for Yoan Gouffran for the closing stages, before Papiss Cisse lets fly with a wayward shot.

  • A cheer erupts from the crowd as Frank Lampard blazes a shot over from 20 yards, after davide Santon half-clears a shot from Oscar.

  • Moussa Sissoko wriggles away from his defender following a slick move, before poking a shot straight at Petr Cech from a narrow angle.

  • Juan Mata has a shot blocked by Steven Taylor as Chelsea begin to apply some serious pressure in the closing stages.

  • Newcastle win a corner but Chelsea clear and quickly launch a counter-attack, which Fabricio Coloccini stops in its tracks with a tackle on Juan Mata.

  • Chelsea win a free-kick in a dangerous position but fail to take advantage as Tim Krul again commands his area to gather the ball.

  • Ashley Cole has a shot blocked from the edge of the area before Juan Mata floats a poor cross over from the left which Tim Krul easily plucks out of the air.

  • Tensions are threatening to boil over on the touchline as well, as a foul by Yohan Cabaye on Oscar sparks some angry words from Rafa Benitez.

  • Moussa Sissoko embarks on a lung-busting run from deep to latch on to a ball that is seemingly a lost cause. He gets the better of Ashley Cole for pace, which is no mean feat, before lashing a powerful shot at goal from a tight angle which forces Petr Cech into a diving save.

  • It promises to be a thrilling climax now as the St James' Park faithful roar on the Newcastle side.

  • GOAL! Newcastle hit back to make it 2-2 and it is the French connection that does it as Yoan Gouffran sprints away down the left before stinging the palms of Petr Cech. Moussa Sissoko latches on to the rebound and calmly tucks the ball away to draw the scores level.

  • Sorry again for the technical difficulties. Chelsea have come out all fired up in this second half but Newcastle still look dangerous on the break.

  • Papiss Cisse and Ashley Cole are both cautioned following an off-the-ball incident. Replays show Cisse putting his hands to the throat of the Chelsea man, who squared up to the Newcastle striker in response. Cisse is lucky as referee Howard Webb decides to keep the red card in his pocket.

  • GOAL: Chelsea come from behind to take the lead as Juan Mata curls a stunning shot from the edge of the area past Tim Krul and into the top corner.


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