Register Login Scores

Shield

Hazard Instrumental As Chelsea Down Newcastle

English Premier League 

Result: Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle United 

Date: 02 December 2017 

Venue: Stamford Bridge 

Eden Hazard put in a great performance as Chelsea ran out 3-1 winners over Rafael Benitez’ Newcastle United.

Newcastle got away the first shot at goal when Mikel Merino capitalised on a Cesar Azpilicueta's error but his shot was easily gathered by Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal.

The visitors’ next shot found the back of the net through Dwight Gayle, who punished Chelsea for yet another error at the back to give his side a 1-0 lead after 11 minutes.

Chelsea had a penalty appeal waved away by the referee after Alvaro Morata was bundled over by keeper Karl Darlow but the official was not convinced it was a penalty.

Eden Hazard reacted quickest after a rebound to level matters for his side in the 21st minute.

Morata who was giving Newcastle defenders a hard time finally managed to bag a goal after he connected with a Victor Moses cross to put his side ahead for the first time in the game with 10 minutes until halftime.

That was the final bit of action as the Blues overturned a deficit to go into the halftime break with a 2-1 lead.

Hazard was having a blinder of a game and the winger tried his luck from range in the 55th minute but his effort was deflected wide and out for a corner.

Azpilicueta sent in a great delivery which was met by Moses, whose header was well saved by Darlow who kept the hosts’ lead to one goal. 

Chelsea were awarded a penalty in the 74th minute which Hazard audaciously chipped through the middle to extend Chelsea’s lead to 3-1.

The Belgian had an opportunity for a hat-trick just a minute later but his attempted chip was denied by keeper Darlow who made a good save. 

Newcastle survived a Chelsea onslaught an the match ended with a 3-1 victory for Antonio Conte and his men. 

nextarticle

Messi & Suarez Score As Barca Drop Points Again

39 comments

Top 5

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

334 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

16 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Downs Maintain Top Spot After Draw With CAF Rivals

136 Dec 07, 2019 10:54 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

32 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Throw Away Two-Goal Lead At Struggling Baroka

203 Dec 07, 2019 05:25 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

32 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Check Out Mane's Flashy Car Collection

3 Dec 07, 2019 08:00 AM in Fan Park

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

194 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

5 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

334 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Larsen Appointed New Coach Of PSL Club

14 Dec 06, 2019 10:33 AM in Siyagobhoza

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

PSL Club Distances Itself From Lebese Talk

19 Dec 06, 2019 12:14 PM in PSL