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Newcastle Grab Late Winner To Down Chelsea 1-0


Newcastle got a massive three points on a late Isaac Hayden header deep into stoppage time. We defended for much of the second half but were again able to get a late goal to turn a draw into three points

The team came out unchanged after a scoreless first-half. The second half started a bit more open with Chelsea having several counter-attacks, but Newcastle were able to get players back to handle the threats.

Neither side could create anything of quality in the first 20 minutes of the half, but Chelsea started to ask questions at about the 65-minute mark.

Steve Bruce made his first change bringing Emil Krafth off for Sean Longstaff in the 70th minute. Hayden moved to right wing-back.

Right after the change, Chelsea almost created a great chance with a number of passes that sent Tammy Abraham through on Dubravka. However, the striker couldn’t get a shot on target as he tried to round Dubravka.

Abraham got another chance in the 79th minute as a Cesar Azpilicueta header had him clear on Dubravak again, but the Slovakian got a slight touch on the ball. However, it was still goalbound when Matt Ritchie was able to get back and clear it.

Chelsea were in total control at this point as Steve Bruce brought off Jonjo Shelvey for Matty Longstaff in the 84th minute.

The lads were knackered but kept defending to keep Chelsea at bay. If anyone was going to score it looked a certainty to be the visitors.

Then when it seemed like we had gotten a decent point, Newcastle won a late corner. After Ritchie’s delivery was handled by Chelsea, Allan Saint-Maximin gathered the ball and launched a cross into the box.

Isaac Hayden got on the end of it and Kepa Arrizabalaga couldn’t keep it out. Newcastle get a massive win and have moved into 12th in the table on 29 points.


49 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #1

    NUFC and Norwich the only home wins !!!!!!!

    4
  • Mirandinha

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Still laughing 🙂

    5
  • Jib

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Goodison on Tuesday now a gimme

    3
  • jane

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil probably had to re-write this article quickly!

    11
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #5

    There seems such a great spirit between the coaching staff and the players. Hayden again running to celebrate with Bruce before the restart. The never say die attitude is superb as well. They absolutely never give up. Got to love that aspect, even if you disagree with the football.

    Need to make sure signings fit the same mould.

    25
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ll take that every match, “boring, boring magpies’.

    8
  • Jib

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #7

    The Bigg Mkt will be lifting tonight

    1
  • The Wife

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Jane…yes he did!! Lol

    11
  • mindcompressor

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Always good to see us winning. Victory a bit in Rafa’s style – first of all don’t concede and than try to sneak win in late game. Success 🙂 Congrats to Hayden and what a cross from ASM!

    12
  • barkel

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Love that result… this season is mad, literally anyone can beat anyone except Liverpool

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #11

    hope Willems isnt to bad,be a shame if we get this guy in on loan from inter for rwb and we lose our lwb

    3
  • Shelvey

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Very important 3 points. Our defensive play was outstanding, Chelsea has a lot of the ball but are only able to create 3 good opportunities all game. We defended the set pieces great too. Hoping for a couple of signings which will make us better offensively.

    8
  • Mag :P

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Bruce said we’re close on 1 or 2 transfers.

    Bowen played so who is the 2nd if lazaro is 1?

    4
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Lots of people predicted 0 points from the next 4 games after Everton. 4 out of 9, is looking a good return with probably the easisest of the 4 (on paper) to come.

    4
  • Our Toon

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Tbf honest assessment from bruce in his interview, talking about next steps to progress which is possession by adding quality. Players are used to playing in a defensive system and it’s working for them. We tried to change it and it didnt work so it’ll take time.

    5
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Haaaaaaaa…. Still… Can’t believe it. ‘enjoy it while we can

    1
  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

    9
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #18

    The fat b*d must be thinking as we are on the safety no signings is required.

    Next season will be same relegation fight again. Same dross.

    9
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #19

    I only watched the 2nd half, but I thought we were outstanding, we are never going to go toe to toe with them, but having said that, I did not think Chelsea were any good today, if you want a lesson on how to keep the ball and pass it side ways, that was as good as you will see,
    We only really let them shoot from distance, only 4 on target out of 19, which is what you want to see.

    Don’t think Krafth is anywhere near good enough, the scouting of this summers has been a real mixed bag, willems and ASM where ok, big questions on Joe, hopefully will come good, but 40 mill, hmm

    Well done NUFC

    8
  • geordietom

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Matt Richie wants bollocked (excuse the pun )

    😀 😀 😀

    2
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Joelinton is decent. But 40m??

    1
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Didn’t realise how much Ritchie made a difference until he came back…. Well done Matt

    7
  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #23

    The never give up, never say die attitude of this team has to be admired.
    What they lack in ability they more than make up in attitude, effort and desire.

    7
  • toonbrother

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #24

    One of the best Defensive performances ive seen this season
    Ably led by Captain Jamaal Lascelles (4th best defender according to certain NUFCBLOG experts lol)

    9
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m here Jiblets, been here all game, where have youuu been?

    6
  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Great result
    Positives… Spirit..Almiron work rate..SM ball for goal brilliant…Lascelles and now Ritchie back massive plus points..missed that leadership

    Negatives…Krafth is below sub standard..very poor footballer…Fernandez yet again a liability..ball watches..too slow and poor passing…needs to be replaced asap

    5
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Catchy,
    Is it not that we performed so well defensively that stopped them creating better chances. We stifled them, and worked hard as a unit to shut down space and openings for them.

    We stopped them being at their best, not thwm underperforming.

    10
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Jester Jib (the Blog Fool). No twisty face from me. Terrific result. Although it is the greatest highway robbery I have ever seen on a football pitch. Dick Turpin would have been proud of what happened today.

    Chelsea have themselves to blame for not putting the ball in the net and Hayden 10 out of 10 for a non stop performance.

    Noted a couple said the first half was a decent game – clearly amatoooooors of the game.

    5
  • benjohnsen

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Great result! I would never have guessed that result.

    Would be nice to see us with a bit more confidence on the ball. Giving it away way to easy and the matches become boring to watch. I don’t think it is all about player quality, though. Seems to be a mental thing.

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30
  • cyprus

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Great win! Wish I hadn’t combined a Newcastle win with a Man U draw.

    Anyway, welcome back Ritchie and Lascelles. And ASM.

    3
  • swemag

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Well deserved after dominating the game for 15 seconds in the end. Brilliant attacking display for at least 30 seconds.
    Chelsea as per usual lucky to hold on for such a long time. Would have been a travesty if they got away with a point.
    Justice at last.

    10
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #33

    Delighted, obviously. However- I still think Hayden was the worst player on the pitch today, both he and Shelvey were atrocious.

    Ciaran Clark man of the match for me.

    3
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Lascelles and Clark were outstanding, for me, Clark edges it today, but hairs breadth splitting them so who cares!!

    Pound for pound, Clark looks more and more like one of Rafa’s best pound for pound signings. Considering the majority of fans were underwhelmed when he signed (myself included), and we talk of selling him most summers, he really has played himself into a key component of this team.

    Almiron worked hard, and supported the defence throughout, and Joe had one of his better games, probably his best when playing as a lone out and out striker.

    9
  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Just enjoy the win,FFS.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    That’s that Italian agent sent packing and Mikey’s gone on holiday and took his phone off the hook.

    4
  • c-dog

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    14 heroes out there today

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh cheer up swemag. Mr Tuff it was hard to watch but the resilience and organisation was top class. Credit to the coaching and focus of the players. They must be shattered after that much concentration. That wasn’t highway robbery. You haven’t a clue.

    3
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #39

    KELLY on BT sports… She can, sit on my face any time she wants…. Sorry.. A very professional reporter… Yum…

    5
  • Sherlock

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #40

    I think man of the match was Bobby bees missus

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