Newcastle United U18 side lost 3-2 tonight at St, James Park to Chelsea in a corker of a game, that had Newcastle scoring a controversial equalizer after Chelsea had gone ahead – and Newcastle were 2-1 up at half time, after Chelsea made a bad mistake and Adam Armstrong accepted the gift to put the Magpies ahead.
Olivier Keemen – scored controversial first goal for Magpies
Dominic Solanke gave Chelsea the lead after 22 minutes, but by half time Newcastle were leading 2–1 with goals from Olivier Kemen after 28 minutes and Adam Armstrong after 37 minutes, following Newcastle pressure.
Here is the controversial first goal for the Magpies from Olivier Keemen.
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Shades of Diego Maradona against England back in 1986 in another quarter-final – the last eight of the World Cup, when the great Bobby Robson was the England manager.
However, two goals in the second half from Alex Kiwomya after 52 minutes and then Jeremie Boga after 64 minutes were enough to take Chelsea through to the semi-finals of the competition, where they will meet Arsenal.
Our lads did very well to get to the last eight, but in the end just came up a little short against a top side.
It has not been a good day for Newcastle, and it started with Loic Remy indicating he will not be signing for Newcastle in the summer, but wants to join a top five club.
Alan Pardew was then handed a seven game ban from the FA for that headbutt on Davide Meyler, the first three of which will be a stadium ban, and now our lads have narrowly lost to Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.
Not a particularly good day for Newcastle fans.
But hey – tomorrow is another day! 😀
Note: Owen Frost is running from Inverness to London for Cancer Research UK in memory of his mother, who unfortunately passed away in December. Owen starts at Inverness on 15th July and finishes in London on 6th August – please see if you can support Owen here.