English Premier League
Result: Newcaste United 3-0 Chelsea
Date: 13 May 2018
Venue: St James' Park
Newcastle United ended Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League hopes with a crushing 3-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday.
Newcastle deservedly went in front as Chris Gayle headed home from close range after Thiabut Courtois' failure to keep it out in the opening minute.
They went close to a second with Gayle yet again, but on this occasion his effort was slammed wide of the post on 24 minutes.
Newcastle’s appeal for a penalty fell on deaf ears after Ayoze Perez’s shot seemed to have connected with a hand of the opposing players.
Following the interval, a sweeping ball to Perez was hastily cleared by the Blues defence as the Magpies searched for a second.
Chelsea posed little to no threat going forward it came as no surprise to see them go further behind as Perez made no mistake to fire home on 59 minutes.
The third came following a training ground routine which Perez managed to finish off at the back post on 63 minutes to complete his brace.
Despite the best attempts from staging a come back, the Magpies held on for the all-important with Chelsea’s hierarchy all but planning for next season’s Europa League.