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.