Witness the exhilarating clash as Newcastle United roars to a 4-1 triumph over Chelsea in the 13th round of the Premier League. Explore the key moments, goals from Alexander Isak, Jamal Lascelles, Joelinton, and Anthony Gordon, and Chelsea’s struggle as they now face the threat of losing their tenth-place standing.
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⚽🔵 Newcastle’s Dominant Display Against Chelsea
In a sensational encounter on November 25, 2023, Newcastle United outclassed Chelsea with a commanding 4-1 victory at St James’ Park, marking the 13th round of the English Premier League.
🔥 Key Moments: Goals Galore
Newcastle’s goals came from Alexander Isak (13th minute), Jamal Lascelles (60th minute), Joelinton (61st minute), and Anthony Gordon (83rd minute). Chelsea managed a consolation goal through Raheem Sterling in the 23rd minute.
📈 Table Standings After the Clash
Newcastle’s commanding win propelled them to 23 points, securing the sixth position. In contrast, Chelsea’s points froze at 16, placing them in a precarious position, under threat of losing their tenth-place standing.
🌟 First-Half Pace and Newcastle’s Response
The first half saw a brisk pace with mutual attempts, initiated by Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher with a shot near the post. However, Newcastle responded with a precise goal by the Swedish striker Isak, courtesy of a well-timed pass from the young talent, Lewis Meli.
The Magpies pressed for a second goal, with Almiron and Joelinton’s attempts lacking accuracy in front of the goal. In a surprising turn, Raheem Sterling equalized for the London visitors with a powerful shot into the top corner from a free-kick.
Chelsea’s Nick Pope made a glaring mistake in a ball pass, but Gallagher failed to capitalize, sending a weak shot wide.
🚀 Newcastle’s Threatening Attempts
On the flip side, Newcastle’s attempts were more menacing. Joelinton squandered a clear opportunity with a header off-target, and the crossbar denied Trippier’s free-kick.
Chelsea appeared rattled in the first quarter-hour of the second half, with Gallagher, Reece James, and Sterling each receiving yellow cards within minutes.
Newcastle exploited Chelsea’s defensive disarray, scoring two goals in a minute. The first was a header by Jamal Lascelles from Gordon’s cross, and the second, as Thiago Silva lost focus, allowing Joelinton to snatch the ball and slot it into the net.
🟥 Chelsea’s Struggles and Defensive Woes
The situation worsened for Chelsea as Reece James received a second yellow card, reducing them to 10 players from the 73rd minute. Mauricio Pochettino attempted to salvage the situation with three substitutions, bringing on Kaisedo, Broja, and Modric for Ughocho, Gallagher, and Nicholas Jackson.
However, the misery deepened for Chelsea as Callum Hudson-Odoi substituted Balme in the fourth guest substitution. Reece James earned his second yellow card, leaving Chelsea with 10 players from the 73rd minute. Chelsea’s attempts to get back into the game were futile as Newcastle added a fourth goal through Anthony Gordon.
Managers Eddie Howe and Mauricio Pochettino tried various solutions from the benches, but with five minutes of added time, Chelsea succumbed to their fifth league defeat this season, while Newcastle maintained their proximity to the top tier of the league