Magnificent Newcastle Stun Chelsea 2-0

Newcastle produced a great second half performance this afternoon to shock a very good Chelsea side and end their six game winning streak, and it was goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy that won the game for Newcastle in what is our biggest league win of the season, in terms of who we beat and by the margin of the win.

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Loic Remy celebrates after scoring second goal

Newcastle were holding their own in the early stages of the game, although Chelsea were having a lot of the possession and after 13 minutes John Terry hit the cross-bar from a header from a Mata corner, and then an overhead kick by a Chelsea player also hit the cross-bar, as Newcastle survived.

And for the first 20 minutes Chelsea were in control of this game, but Newcastle were playing some tidy football.

And then on 39 minutes. from a Frank Lampard corner, John Terry again went close as the ball was kicked off the line by a Newcastle player.

But Newcastle held on well with the back four playing very well indeed and it was 0-0 at the break with Chelsea being on top in the first half.

But in the second half Newcastle came more and more into the game.

And then after 68 minutes Newcastle went ahead with a very good goal, as a good flighted free kick from Yohan Cabaye from the right into the box was headed home by Yoan Gouffran, for his third goal of the season.

Chelsea threw all they had at Newcastle after the goal, but the lads held on and showed guts and fight, and Newcastle were still dangerous on the break.

And then after 89 minutes Newcastle caught Chelsea short at the back, and Anita cut into the box and squared the ball to Loc Remy who hit the ball first time into the net off a post, with his left foot.

And St. James’ Park erupted and Loic had his shirt off as he celebrated.

This was the best display of the season from Newcastle, with a gritty first half performance, and then the lads came out of their shell in the second half to attack Chelsea and win the game.

Credit to the Newcastle players and the manager – these are the games and results that Newcastle fans live for.

We’ll have a full match report out later.

Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c) (Vurnon Anita 53), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran (Gabriel Obertan 85); Shola Ameobi (Papiss Cisse 63), Loic Remy
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Juan Mata (Willian 63), Oscar, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres (Samuel Eto’o 63)
Subs not used: Mark Schwarzer, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel, Andre Schurrle
Referee: Lee Mason

27 comments so far

  • tomellifred360

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #1


  • nufc786

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, talking to BT Sport: “I didn’t like it. I think we deserved to lose. We had a couple of good chances to score the equaliser but they were in the game more than us, they fought more than us and they were much more committed than us. They were the best team on the pitch, if someone had to win, I think it was Newcastle not us.

    “The game was quite easy to play in the first half but we were not sharp, we were not intense with the ball. So we let the game go, waiting for a chance to score a goal or a chance to concede and lose it and that is exactly what I was telling the players at half-time.”

    Thoughts on Chelsea and the Premier League, 10 games in: “I don’t need to lose a match to be aware of [how competitive the league is]. It is something I know and pass on to my players every game, I know exactly how it is. The race is there for everybody. If Arsenal win today they open the gap. I didn’t like my team today.”

    Great respect toward mourinho

  • TorqToon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #3

    I truly hope some of you read back some of the ridiculous comments posted during the game, and are ashamed!

    It was like a makem blog at times – until we scored of course.

    Cracking result and performance. Defensively solid first half and attacking superbly second.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4


    try actually reading what i put. i was very full in praise.

  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Can it be? A sensible after the game analysis from the losing manager?

    Was half expecting… “We should have had a penalty.. maybe even two… Mata tackled… Mbiwa handball while he slid across the ground…”

  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Btw, did anyone besides me see Pardew slip a can of spinach towards Cabaye before that free kick?

  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Under the guise of a “tactical conversation”

  • nufc786

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #8

    A monkey is better then Pardew

    mourinho is a class act mixed with moments as he is…

    but i always felt he respects newcastle since SBR

  • theartfuldodger

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #9

    We won that game of Pardewball. Watch the opposition in first half and learn.Play only in the last 20-30 mins.

    Everyone did well second half. Mbiwa and debuchy were great full game.

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #10


    story of our blog man. We are the most bipolar fans in the universe it seems.

  • MacToon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    We did well and deserved the win. Well done the Toon.

    Debuchy has to be the most improved player over the last few games. Can’t help thinking we’ve played a poor and underperforming Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea recently and only now got our reward.

    Guess we’re world beaters according to some on this blog now!

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    take a bow pardew.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Only managed to catch the last ten minutes so can’t comment on the performance.

    Brilliant result though and you don’t get a win against chelsea easily so I presume we did well and deserved it, especially seeing his comments.

    As I said after the city game, Shola might not be the best but the team, with Pardews style, is much more effective with a big man up top. Credit to him for using that system.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Seeing as though Pardew gets slammed when we lose, I think it is only fair to start giving Pardew some credit.

    I have been nothing but impressed since the team came out for the 2nd half against Everton.

    Even when we lost against Sunderland, we had more of the ball and twice as many efforts on goal.

    The application of the off-side trap which worked so well today was a sign of good management.


    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #15

    AP on the win: “That was for Mike
    Ashley and all of the NUFC fans,
    because believe me, he’s a fan!”

  • yo-yo

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Lightning did strike twice at SJP for Chelski. 🙂

    This is what we do. Its a roller coaster ride as a Toon fan !!
    Now for another truly competitive performance agin the Spuds

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #17


    I think both debuchy and santon have looked a lot better the past few weeks since everton game….they have played with more discipline and only attacked at the right time, not every time like they did earlier in the season.

    Also credit to mbiwa today, i’m not a fan at all but showed a lot of commitment during the last 15 mins i saw.

  • toonking

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #18

    against these teams and most teams away from home i’m thinking this line up is a decent one to use.
    the times where it should be changed is against the lesser teams at st james park because we won’t be tiring them much because them teams will be just sitting back.

  • Slank

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Over the full ninety minutes Debuchy was my MOTM. He is starting look like the full French international that he is.

    Anita was great when he came on. Gets stuck in and can deliver a lovely pass. Remy worked really hard as did Goofy and both took their goals really well. The much maligned Williamson had another good game. Keeping out Chelsea will have given Yanga-Mbiwa a lot of confidence. Cabaye was good yet again and what a beautiful delivery (with help from Pardew?).

    I thought the tactics whether by design or just circumstances were good. Keeping Chelsea contained in the first half was good. No point in going gung ho from the off against a team like Chelsea.

    Praise must go to the fitness coaches as many of the lads have had two very hard games this last week. Today they never looked too tired.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Bit OTT mate, we defended well in the first half but were completely over run in CM and couldn’t bring the forwards into the game, the first 5 mins of the second half were the same
    People were saying pardew needs to change it, and he did and full credit for that and the second half

    But surely you can understand people being cynical coming into games? Were the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde team

  • Graeme

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle – consistantly the most inconsistant team in the League!!.

    If we can play like that, superbly well, against Chelski, arguably the best team in the Prem, WHY cant we play like that EVERY week??? We are just so frustrating to support, so frustrating to watch and it has been like this for 45 years.

  • Magpies4Life

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Good game fantastic win! Not very surprised as I know the team is capable of this kind of top drawer performance and more. Bring on another London team!!!!!!!!!!

  • daztoon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Difference Anita changed the game and put us on the front foot. Had Tiote not got injured we probably wouldn`t have even seen Anita today

  • Ted Bundy

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #24


    Maybe because we’re the most bipolar club. Jekyll and Hyde today those players. Much of the transformation down to Anita and his clever, crisp, instantaneous play, sense of rhythm, awareness and impeccable decision making. He galvanized the rest of them. The hang ups some fans have about his stature are completely unfounded, he holds his own, is a terrier and is quick across the ground. Just because he doesn’t go getting into tussles, barging around and he actually concentrates on playing ball not the man, doesn’t make him ‘weak’.

  • dcdick

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Did anybody see what Cisse contributed after coming on for Shola “The Stroller”. ?

    It’s a good win & I’ll happily take that but I’m sure like most everybody else I would rather that we done Sunderland over 2-0 & lost 2-1 to Chelsea

    Are we starting to get things right? …………. who knows this the Toon you know

    Pardew out

  • usmagpie

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Well thanks a bloody lot Newcastle, you have put me in the crap with the wife and kids. Your really annoying at times going out and beating Chelsea, this is not something that my wife and kids really want you to do, as I live in the United States and the games on at 6am it causes me to got nuts and I get louder and louder cheering on the TOON!. Of course when we score two in the second half it just creates pandemonium in my household, screw it if they don’t like it they can go to a hotel when we are on the T.V. Howay the Toon Army.

  • nufc 11

    Nov 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Very happy with the result but all we need is the players walking around Newcastle like they won the league patting each other on the back for a great seasons work its one result thats all siad it for a while collo hasn’t been up to it maybe we should sell him in jan and give his 70k a week to Remy to tie him up permanently.


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