Courageous, Fighting 10 Man Newcastle Beat Chelsea – Report

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.

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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.

Very proud.


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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15 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Dec 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #1

    1) Saylor no need to do the tackle which lead to the red card

    2) Keep Gouffron at his best position – AT THE BENCH. No Gouffron = Win

    3) Williamson still a league 2 defender

  • mag92

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Pardew’s, lads certainly earned their corn today, against a top class Chelsea, team and once again they’ve proved that they can compete with the best.

  • toonicle

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    I feel like Dummett should be starting over Willo at CB at this point, seems his best and Haidara offers a bit more attacking threat.

  • JDdubai

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Back to Dummett CB and Haidara LB for Arsenal please, no Willo or Gouffran again.

    Nice to have Abeid back, possibly Aarons on the bench too.

    Another game where we will start after half time no doubt, counter attack is working though so cant argue with it.

    Pleased as punch today, long may it continue.

  • toonbrother

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #5

    @prodigy, “The lazy persona of the Ameobis” jeez.
    Listen to yourself mate
    the Ameobis bear the same surname but they are different human beings.
    Stop bucketting therm in the same category
    I couldn’t stand seeing Shola in Black and White either but Sammy is clearly a different prospect

    Its ridiculous the way we fans tend to cherry pick which players to enshrine and which ones to overlook or even denigrate
    Colback is a fine player in my opinion.
    A fantastic acquisition
    But Sammy is younger than Colback, a local lad and has been fantastic this season in terms of assists, goals and defensive contributions.

    Had it been Armstrong who provided that brilliant assist for Cisse v Swansea, scored that great goal v Spurs, provided the assist for Sissoko v QPR and another assist for Cisse today, we’d be talking about him like he was the 2nd coming of Christ

    We need to be consistent as fans and stop with the double standards

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    More games pardew wins with this team, the more i laugh at all the moaners on this blog, 3 of them haven’t been on yet.

    Well done pardew you are a legend, you can tell the moaners where they can shove their comments.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7


    Ha ha ha


    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Jack Colback has made me change my opinion rather quick, on his quality. He is a proper premiership centre midfielder, how the Mackems must hate seeing his performances since we knicked him on a free. I thought it was an awful signing. How wrong I was!!! Great fighting spirit again today. Paul Dummett has went from child to man in the last few weeks also. Proud to be a Geordie. Howay the lads, time to enjoy the weekend.

  • toonbrother

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #9

    We will miss Saylor v Arsenal
    Willo and Collo dont work well together imho.
    I would love to see Willo and Dummett start in central defence
    and Haidara back in at Left back
    Everything else can stay the way it was today
    Cisse should continue to be used as a supersub
    He has better impact that way

  • Sazzer

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #10

    I think all players did well today even Cabella although taking him of was the right move because Perez simply have been better than him so far.

    Both have that getting out of tight spots that open up opportunites for Sissoko and Sammy and in the end Cisse.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #11


    Have a look at the front three or left wingers and debate if he is as good?

    This is the Premier League.

    It’s a flaw for me. If Shola wasn’t and didn’t have a good history with the club he wouldn’t of been plucked locally.

    Is this the truth?

    Im sure he can do a job and is a decent player at a lower level but part of a premier league front three?

    I dont think he is.

  • stephen1971

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #12

    toon brother ,, you think dummet and willo should get the nod ahead of colo ? not sure where your coming from there mate

  • toonbrother

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    @Toon-Prodigy you may not think he is part of a premier league front 3 (and i respect your opinion mate) but i tell you what my good man, Pardew seems to disagree
    He has started the last 6 games for NUFC as part of a premier league front three.
    And his appearances have coincided with our best run in years
    The stats also seem to disagree with you
    Here they are:
    Sammy Ameobi 2014 season
    10 appearances (6 Starts, 4 Sub appearances)
    4 assists (Mancity, Swansea, QPR, Chelsea)
    1 goal (Spurs)

    Needless to say the stats of the other “front three or left wingers” are nowhere near as good

    As for Shola being an influence on him being here, what difference does that make? Sammy is an NUFC player.
    A damn good player
    He deserves to be here. Colback has had one assist (not his fault , he’s a defensive midfielder) but we celebrate his performances. All I am saying is lets stop with the double standards and accord Sammy the same level of respect

  • toonbrother

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #14

    @stephen1971 Simple:
    1. Colo and Willo dont play well together imho.
    2. Collo and Dummett are both left sided centrebacks
    3. I’m not Colo’s biggest fan (though i accept he has been decent of late)
    ergo, Willo and Dummett should start in my opinion

  • Brutooon

    Dec 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Sissoko is suspended for the arsenal game


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