Pedro & Willian Fire Blues Past Newcastle

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Pedro & Willian Fire Blues Past Newcastle

Post by BoySmile » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 am

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English Premier League
Result: Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United
Date: 12 January 2019
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Goals from Pedro and Willian saw Chelsea register a 2-1 win over Newcastle United to cement fourth spot in the Premier League standings.The Blues were looking to restore their confidence after being losing 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup first-leg semi-final tie in midweek, while they were held to sbo222 a goalless draw by Southampton in the league in their last league outing. The Magpies, meanwhile, came into the game having sunk to the relegation zone after a bad run of results in December and needed to turn the tide in the new year.Pedro opened the scoring the hosts as early as the ninth minute. The Spaniard controlled a through ball brilliantly after going through and lobbed a half-volley over the helpless goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Rafa Benitez’s men were growing in the game as the half went on but shot-stopper Kepa was comfortable between the posts. However, Ayoze Perez had a wonderful opportunity to level matters for the visitors ten minutes before time after going through on goal, but he fired his strike just wide at the near post.Minutes later, Ciaran Clark finally found parity for Newcastle with a smashing header inside the box to send the sides level pegging into sbo222 the break.Ten minutes into the second half, Pedro had a good chance to restore the lead ten minutes after he was picked out by Marcos Alonso at the back post but he was denied by Dubravka.However, Willian finally restored the lead for Chelsea three minutes before the hour with a curling strike from just inside the box into the far post, beyond the reach of Dubravka, 2-1.Sarri made his first change in the 64th minute, with Ross Barkley coming on for Mateo Kovacic in a straight swap in midfield.Salomon Rondon almost equalised for the Magpies five minutes before time with a header at the back post that missed slightly wide as the Blues looked nervous in the closing stages.However, Benitez's troops were unable to sbo222 mount another serious attempt at goal as the Blues hung on to claim three points at the Bridge.
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