Chelsea Draw 1-1 With Fulham – Newcastle Remain 5th Top


Chelsea drew 1-1 with Fulham in tonight’s late game, and are now on 57 points, and two points behind Newcastle,  who are in 5th place on 59 points and level with Spurs in 4th place.

Frank Lampard – scored Chelsea goal with dubious penalty

Of course 5th gets automatic entry to the Europa League.

Chelsea were so lucky to beat Wigan on 2-1 on Saturday, when their winner came in the third minute of stoppage time,  and both their goals were shown to be offside by TV replays, the first goal being well offside.

And tonight they got a dodgy penalty decision in their favor, when referee  Mark Clattenburg adjudged Murphy to have fouled Kalou just before half time, a nice time to get a goal.

But there was minimum contact, and the Fulham players were rightly incensed with the decision.

And in the game at White Hart Lane today Norwich had a stone cold penalty turned down, but they still went on to beat Spurs 2-1.

With Manchester United getting QPR’s Shaun Derry sent off yesterday, after only 14 minutes, for what looked like a dive by Ashley Young.

Young was even offside before the foul occurred so that shoudn’t have counted you have the feeling that the top sides are getting some very dubious calls in their favor.

But Fulham came back tonight in the second half, and a Clint Dempsey header after 82 minutes evened up the scores,  and Chelsea this time were not able to get a stoppage time winner,  by fair means or foul.

And so with Newcastle’s great 2-1 win over Bolton this afternoon, the Magpies stay  in 5th position in the league, and are only below Spurs on goal difference,  with Chelsea 2 points behind in 6th place.

It’s been quite a day for Newcastle,  and in our last five games, which have all ended in wins, we have gained 8 points on Spurs and 7 points on Chelsea in that time.

We need to keep our winning ways going, and we could even get an automatic spot into Europe next season,  in either the Europa League for 5th position or the Champions League for 4th position.

Sounds good to us – and all we have to do is keep winning.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #1

    We need to treat every game now as 110% er. No slacking off now boys.

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  • Thump

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

    All results have gone our way – it’s ours to lose now.

    Howay the lads!

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  • gaz 44

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #3

    i still don’t think arsenal are safe.. gotta play wolves wigan who are fighting for there lives… stoke and norwich who can bully them a bit.. chelsea who have to be up for it or risk not getting into Europe at all and west from who can give anyone a game wi pace of there passing

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes we do 🙂

    5th!

    What will happen now thou?
    I don’t like to guess, just love watching us now (except that first half today, was so boring. We were giving it away).

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  • nufc90

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle’s next matches: Stoke City, Wigan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton.

    Spurs next matches: Chelsea, QPR, Blackburn, Bolton, Aston Villa, Fulham.

    Arsenal’s next matches: Wolves, Wigan, Chelsea, Stoke City, Norwich City, West Brom.

    Chelsea’s next matches: Tottenham, Barcelona, Arsenal, Barcelona, QPR, Newcastle, Liverpool, Blackburn.

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  • gaz 44

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #6

    definetly ours to lose after looking at chelseas fixtures so many games

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  • tiotal football

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m praying for a draw on Sunday so that spurs and chelsea have another game to add to their schedules

    But it all comes down to our final three games. All we need now is for city to lose the title soon and have nothing to play for when they pay us a visit and for everton to reach the FA cup final so Moyes rests players for the final game of the season. That way we’ll have the edge on both as we’ll have the desire to go on and get 4th whilst they just look to play 90 minutes of football. Yes, there’s the risk that if everton get to the final and we finish 6th then we lose out on the Europa league.

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  • Birts

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    We need to look at getting fergie in at left back Santon over to the right then we have the pace for to play the 433 and have the pace from the full backs to widen the game up

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t know about Man C, as they are scary sometimes, but we can take Chelsea, defo. They have such difficult games, they will be tired, weak.

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  • tiotal football

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    that should’ve finished with

    but I’d rather risk it for the CL. 6th is a massive success with or without Europe and the CL would be like another cake on top of the top, let alone the icing!

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  • jimmyxavi

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    I thought we won 2-0 Ed?? Haha

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  • ady

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    after watched aresnal yesterday they played gr8 football but i still think there is alot much left in the last 5 games chelsea are very very lucky there luck is riding with them they should have lost the last game and they should have lost today refs are helping them refs gave them 4 points in last 2 games 🙁
    newcastle can finish top 3 i think if we win rest of the games but it wont be easy i think we will lose at least cant afford to lose against chelsea tho

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  • Graeme

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #13

    We are now TWO POINTS off THIRD PLACE!!!! Just how silly can this season get?? What a set of results in general but what an awesome win by TOOOOON today inspired by BenArfa – Whats he worth in todays market now?? Superb buy for TOOOON.

    If we can keep this up, we actually could finish in THIRD PLACE!! Whisper it chaps, you never know who is listening – wont be the bindippers though, they are miles behind, sorry Jose, Andy honest pmsl

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  • GeordieGesus

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #14

    I went to the doctor to ask his advice on quitting smoking.”It’s really difficult trying to stop,” I said. “I’m constantly reminded about cigarettes with my job.””But you’re the Ringmaster at the circus aren’t you?” replied the doctor.”That’s right. And all day long I’m shouting Roll up! Roll up!”

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #15

    I have a feeling that everton will win the FA Cup.We will get fourth place and chelsea will end up sixth with sweet FA!

    after the next game I think we will be fourth as spurs have a battle away to qpr who are due a result and chelsea will lose to arsenal.

    then the game after we play wigan spurs have blackburn and chelsea have qpr. all three are difficult and could end with dropped points.

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #16

    we are on MOTD now

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Harry Redknapp on MOTD…

    “We cant play 442, we cant play with 4 forwards because we havent got the forwards who will get back into position”

    and he wants to be england manager! Pardew has proven with Hatem it can be done

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  • pizzicatochan

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Couldn’t imagine that Chelski blew it in our way, which is a good surprise.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #19

    And Chelski has to play us, Spuds, Arses and Barca? My…

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  • p

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #20

    things are certainly tense who knows how things will turn out. However, if we keep winning, we will be in good shape.

    But we won’t finish lower than 6th and that is a phenomenal achievement – we have been help by Liverpool appointing a crap manager though.

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  • ToonAndy

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Imagine some of the names we could attract if we finish in 4th and qualify for champions league… I’d love to see this next season …

    —————————KRUL———————

    SANTON—–SAYLOR—-COLLO—-PIETERS

    ADAM JOHNSON—–TIOTE———–CABAYE

    BEN ARFA————–CISSE——-LUUK DE JONG

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Do I need to clean my lugs out, or were both Hansen and Lawro plentiful in their complimentary of us? Suppose we’re kind of forcing their hand at this stage, mind. 😛

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Jesus MOTD or any media tbf just cant give us credit, they cant quiet admit that we are there pushing all the way for the CL spot and truth be told between us chelski n spuds were the ones who look most up for it!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Is it time to sing we are champions league yet? Getting scarily close to that. And Pards must be manager of the year/season/league/country/europe and quite possibly world right now

    Oh and player of the season award is going to be a laugh just give it to the squad cos good god they all have a hand on that crown for me

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  • DoctorZelig

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Looking at the 4 fixtures that nufc90 gave us in post 4, im not sure ours isn’t the best…

    Chelski has the CL to focus on and still tough EPL games.

    Spuds has 2 relegatin battlers and Chelsea.

    Arsenal… I do not think we need to go for third place, even though it would be fracking cool!

    NUFC: City has nothing left to play for, same goes for Stoke and Everton. Chelsea will be focusing on Barca and then there is Wigan who we are just better then…

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  • winaldo1990

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #26

    He does what he wants
    He does what he wants
    HATE, BEN ARFA
    He does what he wants

    Hanson stil blamed boltons defending for harems goal lol MOTD is a joke

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  • soundoid

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #27

    I love the second bolton defender that benny skins puts his hands up then goes wait a minute I tripped him up and he didn’t fall over.!…. and he’s scored.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Looking at our fixtures wigan or stoke actually have the potential to be the hardest of the lot chelski n citeh look fookin sh1te at the moment!

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  • nufc90

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #29

    i definitely think spurs will drop points at qpr.. loftus road tough place to go and we play stoke at home that same weekend great chance for us

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  • soundoid

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #30

    DoctorZelig,

    Everton have everything to play for finishing above Liverpool. Stoke is a Pulis team they will keep plodding on Lot of pride at Stoke. Now Man City is a different matter.

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  • nufc90

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #31

    ben arfa is so good he even put the ref on his arse

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Looking at our fixtures wigan or stoke have the potential to be the hardest of our remaining games in all honesty lookin at chelski n citeh they really dont look like the teams there cracked up to be!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Does Marin Jol have eye balls?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #34

    31Wor Shearer // Apr 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Does Marin Jol have eye balls?

    No its how he manages to look at brian ruiz everyday

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #35

    I hope Newcastle get fourth. We deserve it. Draw with Man utd at old Trafford, beat them 3-0 at home. Beat Liverpool, beat Sunderland. In fact Chelsea and Man City are the only teams that look capable of doing the double on us. We’ve been told all season that we had no chance by pundits, and I think it’s disrespectful, and I hope we get the job done. It’ll put the big spenders to shame if we get fourth.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #36

    btw, that 95th min Vermaelen winner against us has cost us 3rd place!

    Just kidding (I think?).

    So happy atm! Howay!

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #37

    lol poor ref couldt beat arfa

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #38

    I know its immature but i couldnt help but crack at the commentry for evertons first goal “ohhhh and its gayyyyyyyyyyyy”

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #39

    IF we turn it on the last three games we will finish CL. no doubt.

    Nice to see the scum going down so easy

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  • GeordieGesus

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #40

    A man goes to the doctors. “I think I’m a Tyrannosaurus Rex” he says.”Hmm,” says the Doc. “Open wide and say ‘Ahh’, please.”The man opens his mouth as wide as he can and says “Raaaaar!””Good, good. Now stand and touch your toes.” says the Doc.”Are you taking the p!ss” says the man. “With these arms?”

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