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Late drama as Newcastle upset Chelsea

Newcastle United v Chelsea, Premier League
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Newcastle United scored late in the injury time to see off Chelsea.

Frank Lampard made only a single alteration to the time that defeated Burnley last time out. Ngolo Kante returned from his injury and straightaway replaced Ross Barkley in the lineup.

The home side, on the other hand, had a huge shakeup to their team. After Sheffield secured their place in the FA Cup’s next round, Roy Hodgson made six changes.

Newcastle United suffered a heavy blow just inside the first fifteen minutes of the game. Jetro Willems went down after knocking up against Callum Hudson-Odoi and was quickly taken off.

Relative to Newcastle, Chelsea had far more chances to score in the first half. Ngolo Kante, Mason Mount, and Hudson-Odoi all came close but one of their shots were saved, the other missed, and the third was called offside.

Chelsea played the second half on the same note they played the first – creative but indecisive.

The match appeared to end in a goalless draw. But thanks to Isaac Hayden’s stoppage-time goal, it did not. At the 90+4′, Newcastle were awarded a corner which Chelsea were able to clear away initially. But Hayden manages to meet Saint-Maximin’s cross and put the ball past Kepa Arizzabalaga to seal the win for his side.