NEWCASTLE – Reports and video highlights as a Tammy Abraham strike and a Federico Fernandez own goal secured a comfortable 2-0 win for Chelsea over Newcastle United in the Premier League.
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The win had put Chelsea top of Premier League for the first time under Frank Lampard. Blues went top ahead of Leicester City on goal difference and a point clear of Tottenham and Liverpool before they feature in this round later on.
Newcastle made a bright start to the game, but Steve Bruce’s side was flat for the most part and were made to pay for a combination of missing the rare chances and also giving away possession in dangerous areas on the pitch.
Chelsea went ahead at St. James through Federico Fernandez’s early own goal and should have scored a few more before the break.
However, after several missed chances after the break Frank Lampard’s side finally sealed all three points when Timo Werner ran for almost 80 yards and then provided the assist to set up Tammy Abraham for his third of the campaign.
The victory mean Chelsea moved top of the standings – at least for a few hours.
Newcastle United did manage to hit the bar through Sean Longstaff after Abraham’s strike, but Bruce’s side was poor on the day and and slipped to back-to-back defeats for the first time since the start of the season.
Meanwhile this was the fifth successive win for Chelsea as they extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games. Newcastle United remain 13th after the defeat.
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Newcastle: Darlow (6), Fernandez (5), Lascelles (5), Clark (5), Manquillo (5), Hayden (5), S Longstaff (6), Lewis (5), Murphy (5), Saint-Maximin (6), Joelinton (5).
Subs: Schar (5), Almiron (6), Carroll (5).
Chelsea: Mendy (8), James (7), Rudiger (8), Zouma (8), Chilwell (8), Kante (8), Kovacic (7), Mount (7), Ziyech (7), Abraham (8), Werner (8).
Subs: Hudson-Odoi (6), Giroud (n/a), Emerson (n/a).
Man of the Match: Tammy Abraham