Newcastle went out to contain Chelsea this afternoon at St. James’ Park and it was 0-0 at the half.
But then the referee gave a dodgy penalty after 76 minutes to Chelsea when Fabian Schar seemed to get the ball in his tackle on Alonso – and Hazard made no mistake from the spot.
But then Joselu scored his second goal of the season and it was 1-1 after 83 minutes and it looked we could get a good point.
But would you believe it – but an own goal from DeAndre Yedlin made it 2-1 to Chelsea with only 3 minutes to play.
And that’s the second successive home defeat for Newcastle.
DeAndre Yedlin own goal – ouch!
Newcastle and Rafa will get criticism (as usual) with Newcastle having only 19% of possession in this home game.
Our next league game before the two-week International break is at Manchester City next Saturday.
Here’s Alan Shearer’s reaction to a tough loss.
What a sickener that was. Great effort from everyone. Wasn’t to be. #NEWCHE
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 26, 2018