By Daniel Chokoe
Newcastle United secured a thoroughly-deserved 2-0 victory over an in-form Chelsea side earlier today.
With Chelsea on a six games winning streak, Jose Mourinho’s
men went to St James’ Park in high spirits expecting to pick up an easy 3 points, but left deflated as goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy gave the Magpies all three points.
Alan Pardew’s men were always likely to perform following their derby day embarrassment at the hands of Sunderland last weekend. But they were not really favourites to take all
three points off the Mourinho inspired Blues.
Chelsea were the better side in the first half, with John Terry having the best chances. However after the interval the home side performed brilliantly, scoring in the 68th minute when Gouffran headed in a Yohan Cabaye free-kick, before Remy doubled their lead with just a minute of normal-time to play.
The result sees Newcastle climb to ninth in the Premier League, while Chelsea drop to third. It also highlights Mourinho’s poor records against the Magpies at home.