Newcastle have again grabbed a late winner to claim victory after struggling for much of the match. This time it was Isaac Hayden with a header deep into stoppage time to get three points against Chelsea.
Hayden had moved to right wing-back when Emil Krafth came off in the 70th minute but got into the box on the late corner. Isaac has been so versatile over the past few weeks covering for our injured center-backs and right-backs.
The defenders today were outstanding especially our back three of Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, and Ciaran Clark. They were at times an impenetrable force that Chelsea struggled all game to break down.
When the Blues were able to get the odd chance, Martin Dubravka was there steady as ever to make the save.
Joelinton had one of his best games in a Newcastle shirt today. His holdup play was outstanding. The Brazilian came so close to getting a goal with his first-half header off the crossbar.
Allan Saint-Maximin also put in a committed display and came through with the assist on Hayden’s winner. We were a bit surprised Bruce left him out for 90 minutes but he’s come away unscathed.
Miguel Almiron was superb again. The Paraguayan was all over the pitch today and totally committed to the cause.
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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