That man Papiss Cisse seems to be in the goal-scoring form he was when he first arrived at Newcastle in January of 2012, and he said in an interview yesterday he wanted to score lots of goals for Newcastle – and he got another two today and now has 7 Premier league goals in just 9 appearances – and we think he should now start games.
Papiss Cisse scores – again
This was Chelsea’s first defeat of the season in any competition and the first time they have lost since Atletico Madrid beat them in the Champions League last season.
But Steven Taylor managed to get himself sent off with two yellow cards after 80 minutes – which gave Chelsea a chance to get back in the game – and Steven will miss the trip to Arsenal – but Mike Williamson will have a good chance to make up for that poor performance he put in at Burnley in the first half.
The first 25 minutes was nearly all Chelsea, but the Newcastle defense were playing well and were very well organised and marshalled by returning captain Fab Coloccini.
When Newcastle got the ball they didn’t do much with it – and it seemed a matter of when Chelsea would score – rather than if.
But as the half wore on Newcastle started to come back into the game, and Jack Colback had a good chance to put the lads ahead, but Courtois did well to block the shot.
Colback was having a good game and putting in a lot of work in Newcastle’s engine room.
And when it looked like we could just about survive with a clean sheet until half time, Rob Elliot took a goal-kick and seemed to injure his leg in stoppage time – and it didn’t look good.
Side note – we have to understand why Newcastle players are picking up so many injuries – maybe they are just over training?
Jack Alnwick warmed up at half time, and the 21 year-old goalkeeper came on for his Newcastle debut – and that must have given Chelsea a lift.
Newcastle started the second half in determined mood and Papiss Cisse came on for Remy Cabella after 53 minutes – and Remy had a decent enough game.
And shortly into the second half Jal Alnwick came out confidently for a cross and got a good pinch on the ball to clear the danger.
Chelsea had a good chance but John Obi Mikel headed the ball wide of the goal from a decent position.
And then Newcastle went ahead after 57 minutes, when Sammy Ameobi took the ball down the left and crossed the ball, and it somehow alluded Gary Cahill – and it was Papiss Cisse – who had been on the field 5 minutes – who smashed the ball home and Newcastle took an unlikely lead.
Chelsea haven’t been behind too many times in their league games this season and Mourinho made an instant change bringing on Schurrle for Oscar after 61 minutes, and then Drogba for Willian after 67 minutes as Newcastle were defending in numbers.
Eden Hazard hit Jak Alnwick’s left hand post after 77 minutes and then immediately some good work on the left by the powerful Moussa Sissoko produced a second goal, and Papiss Cisse again hit the net from close range.
Two minutes later referee Martin Atkinson sent off Taylor for a second yellow card after a tackle on Schurrle – and you could even say that once again in the Premier League the referee was favoring the big club – but we’ll not say that. 😀
It was a bad challenge from Steven Taylor and in truth the referee had no option but to give him a second yellow card.
And then from the free kick that Steven gave away – it was Didier Drogba who got on the end of a good swerving Cesc Fabregas cross into the box, with Jak Alnwick coming for the ball – but he was in no mans land – and probably his only mistake in the second half.
But let’s be clear – Jak can be proud of his performance for Newcastle – it was very tough for him to come in like that at the beginning of the second half, and he dealt with other crosses very well.
And then the referee added six minutes of stoppage time – where did those minutes come from (?) – and it was a very nervous end to the game as 10 men of Newcastle were hanging on for a famous victory.
But you cannot fault this Newcastle team for any lack of courage, passion and sheer heart and the lads hung on for our seventh win in the last 10 games.
And Jak Alnwick made two great save very late in the game when he tipped the ball over the top and then blocked a serving shot – so Jak did his job.
In short, it was magnificent fighting performance from Newcastle United, and it’s making news around the world as Chelsea are finally beaten this season.
And we think Chelsea manager may regret some of the things he said about this Newcastle side yesterday – although he would ever admit it.
The comments he has made after the game are not much better – and Jose comes across as a bad loser.
The Newcastle players made us all proud today.
Newcastle: Elliot (Alnwick, 46); Janmaat, Coloccini, S Taylor, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote, Colback; Ameobi (Williamson, 83), Perez, Cabella (Cisse, 53). Subs not used: Haidara, Anita, Gouffran, Riviere.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta (Filipe Luis, 67); Mikel, Fabregas; Willian (Drogba, 67, Oscar (Schurrle, 61), Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs not used: Cech, Zouma, Ramires, Remy.
Goal: Cisse 57, 78, Drogba 83
Bookings: Sissoko 48, S Taylor 56, Schurrle 64, Tiote 74, Costa 80
Sent off: S Taylor 83
Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)
Attendance: 52,019 (3,200 Chelsea)
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