Alan Shearer has tweeted the following response after Newcastle nicked all three points against Chelsea this evening.
Hard work, good team spirit and NICKED the win. Defensively solid particularly Ciaran Clark. ??????????????. #NEWCHE
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 18, 2020
The lads were knackered as this game was winding to a close but had enough to grab a late winner on an Isaac Hayden header in stoppage time.
This team is full of resiliency, and they just never give up. We were thankful when Newcastle won the late corner as it looked like we had come away with a good point.
However, Allan Saint-Maximin gathered the ball and launched an excellent cross that Isaac Hayden was able to latch onto for the winner.
Alan Shearer has singled out Ciaran Clark for his performance today, but the whole defense put in a performance to keep Chelsea from scoring.
Clark was probably the pick of the bunch as he made some crucial blocks and clearances. Jamaal Lascelles also made a big difference in the middle of the back three.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match In Win Against Chelsea?
- Ciaran Clark (36%, 1,158 )
- Miguel Almiron (12%, 383 )
- Martin Dubravka (11%, 360 )
- Joelinton (10%, 310 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (9%, 303 )
- Federico Fernandez (8%, 270 )
- Isaac Hayden (7%, 219 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (4%, 123 )
- Matt Ritchie (2%, 60 )
- Emil Krafth (1%, 22 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (0%, 16 )
- Matty Longstaff (0%, 9 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 5 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 2 )
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