• English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • St James' Park
  • Attendance: 52,314
  • Gutiérrez, 41
  • Sissoko, 68
  • Sissoko, 90
  • Lampard, 55
  • Mata, 61

live commentary

90 mins:Full-Time: NEWCASTLE 3-2 CHELSEA.

90 mins:Chelsea think they should have had a penalty as a Lampard shot is blocked.

90 mins:Four minutes of stoppage time being played.

90 mins:Sissoko is replaced by Gael Bigirimana.

90 mins:NEWCASTLE 3-2 CHELSEA, the Magpies look to have nicked it as Santon lays the ball back to SISSOKO and his low 20-yard shot bets Cech low down to his right.

88 mins:Ramires fires miles over from 25 yards after a free-kick is only half-cleared.

86 mins:Terry is in the right place to make a clearing header from well inside his own box.

84 mins:Gouffran makes way for Sylvain Marveaux for the home side.

82 mins:Sissoko does superbly again, but after finding space for a shot can only toe-poke his effort straight at Cech.

80 mins:Cisse tries a shot from 25 yards out, but the offside flag is already up in any case.

78 mins:Jonas is late into a challenge on Mata, who makes a meal of the challenge.

75 mins:Fifteen minutes left to play now and the three points are there for the taking for both sides.

72 mins:Alan Pardew and Rafa Benitez exchange views on the touchline, that was all a bit unnecessary.

69 mins:Cech has to push away a Sissoko drive after the midfielder surges clear down the right side.

68 mins:We've got a cracking finish on our hands now, the Blues have let it slip just as they looked like taking control.

67 mins:NEWCASTLE 2-2 CHELSEA, Gouffran runs clear and his shot is parried by Cech straight to the onrushing SISSOKO, who makes no mistake from the rebound.

65 mins:Twenty-five minutes to play and it's all turned around on Tyneside, with the home side now chasing the game.

63 mins:It's nearly three for Chelsea as Mata volleys over from a clever set-up by the impressive Oscar.

62 mins:Both Ashley Cole and Cisse are booked for a silly spat.

61 mins:NEWCASTLE 1-2 CHELSEA, the Blues have the lead as Torres lays the ball off to MATA, who curls home a delicious left-foot shot from the right side of the area.

60 mins:Oscar finds space down the right and his cross picks out Lampard, who can only head straight at Krul from eight yards.

59 mins:Branislav Ivanovic heads wide under pressure as Mata curls a free-kick into the area from the right.

57 mins:That came out of nothing for the visitors, it's hard to believe that Lampard will not be offered a new contract.

55 mins:NEWCASTLE 1-1 CHELSEA, LAMPARD drifts past his man 25 yards out and smacks a right-footer past the despairing Krul. What a strike.

52 mins:Cech has to make a catch under severe pressure after a corner is played back into the area by Jonas.

49 mins:Torres holds the ball up well and Bertrand's ball in from the left is blocked away for a corner.

47 mins:No changes by either manager at half-time, Chelsea need to step things up after a poor first 45 minutes.

46 mins:The second half gets underway at St James' Park.

45 mins:Half-Time: NEWCASTLE 1-0 CHELSEA.

45 mins:James Perch is shown a yellow card for some timewasting.

45 mins:Corner to Newcastle, Chelsea under pressure once again.

45 mins:Four minutes to be played.

45 mins:Into stoppage time now, might be a fair bit to add.

44 mins:What a perfect time to score for the Magpies and all the credit should go to Santon for a superb ball in from the left with his right foot.

42 mins:Double blow for Chelsea as Ba is forced to go off and Torres takes his place.

41 mins:NEWCASTLE 1-0 CHELSEA, Santon gets forward down the left again and his pinpoint cross is headed into the corner of the net by JONAS.

40 mins:Ba is finally back on them pitch, with his nose well and truly bandaged up.

39 mins:Gouffran moves forward down the left, but is far too ambitious with a shot from all of 40 yards which dribbles hopelessly wide.

38 mins:Ramires is now down and needing treatment, it's a warzone out there for the Blues.

36 mins:Cech rescues his side with a superb low save as Cisse spins clear in the area and shoots low to the keeper's left.

35 mins:Play has restarted with Ba off the pitch to receive more treatment to his nose.

33 mins:Ba is down injured after taking a whack in the face and play has come to a halt.

32 mins:Ba races clear of Fabricio Coloccini and his shot is blocked by Krul, while his follow-up header drifts inches wide of the far post.

30 mins:Ramires is yellow-carded for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez, that could have been a red.

29 mins:Ba leads a Blues counter and his cross is eventually headed behind for a corner, which is cleared.

27 mins:Moussa Sissoko is next to have a chance, but he blazes over from 15 yards after a poor clearance from Terry in his own area.

25 mins:Twenty-five minutes in and neither keeper has been extended despite a number of chances.

23 mins:A headed clearance falls to Santon, who volleys a yard wide of the far post from 25 yards out.

22 mins:Cabaye slices a volley well wide as we approach the midway point of an entertaining first half.

20 mins:At the other end Cech catches a Cabaye effort and almost straight away has to get down to deny Cisse as he runs clear on goal.

19 mins:Oscar lets fly from 25 yards out, but his right-footer is too high to trouble Tim Krul in the home goal.

18 mins:The Blues have picked it up in the last couple of minutes, with Lampard and Ramires able to get on the ball a little more.

15 mins:Chelsea should have broken the deadlock, Juan Mata releases Ashley Cole on the left and his pullback from the by-line is lashed high and wide by the arriving Frank Lampard.

14 mins:Nearly 15 minutes played and the hosts have had by far the better of the play so far.

12 mins:Ryan Bertrand fires over a cross from the left, but there's no-one there to meet it and Newcastle clear.

9 mins:Ramires is fouled by Yohan Cabaye in midfield as the Blues finally spring forward.

8 mins:Eight minutes played and Chelsea remain under pressure.

7 mins:Davide Santon gets in a shot from the edge of the area, again Cech is able to deal with it comfortably.

5 mins:Papiss Cisse has a shot blocked on the edge of the area as the home side move forward once again.

3 mins:It's been all Newcastle so far, the new signings have definitely given them a lift.

1 mins:It's early pressure from the home side as Cech drops onto a scuffed shot by Yoan Gouffran.

1 mins:The game gets underway.

The fit-again Petr Cech returns in goal for the visitors, while striker Demba Ba starts against his former club in place of Fernando Torres and captain John Terry returns at the heart of defence.

Home boss Alan Pardew sticks with the same starting eleven who secured a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa last time out.

Earlier this season Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, while in last season's fixture on Tyneside the Blues won 3-0 thanks to goals from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge.

Newcastle United play host to Chelsea at St James' Park, with the Magpies hoping to end a run of three consecutive defeats to the Blues.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • St James' Park
  • Attendance: 52,314
  • Gutiérrez, 41
  • Sissoko, 68
  • Sissoko, 90
  • Lampard, 55
  • Mata, 61

match report

Moussa Sissoko marked his home debut with a last-minute winner as Newcastle United came from behind to beat Chelsea 3-2 in a thrilling game at St James' Park.

Jonas Gutierrez's header had given Newcastle a half-time lead, but Chelsea hit back to go in front through two excellent finishes from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata.

However, Chelsea's recent fallibility when in front came back to haunt them again as Sissoko equalised midway through the second half before the January signing drilled home from the edge of the box to give Newcastle back-to-back wins.

Newcastle made the brighter start at St James' Park, with new signing Yoan Gouffran combining well with Davide Santon down the left in the early minutes. The former saw the first shot in the opening 60 seconds but his tame effort barely troubled goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Sissoko hinted at the afternoon he was about to have when he set up Papiss Cisse for a shot but John Terry was there with the crucial block. Seconds later, Gouffran fed Santon, who cut inside to prompt a comfortable low save from Cech.

Chelsea also saw chances, notably when Lampard blasted high over from Ashley Cole's 15th-minute pull-back, but suffered a blow when Demba Ba, on his return to St James' Park after his move to Stamford Bridge, took a boot to the face from Fabricio Coloccini after bravely heading his rebounded shot wide and had to retire for treatment.

Ba returned to the pitch with his face heavily bandaged just in time to see Newcastle make their breakthrough. After Cisse had seen a long-range shot kept out by a fine Cech save minutes earlier, Gutierrez came again, meeting Santon's cross into the box with a glancing header to flick into the far corner. There was more woe for Chelsea just before the break as the injured Ba went off, with Rafa Benitez forced to introduce Fernando Torres.

A rip-roaring second half saw Chelsea back on level ground within 10 minutes as the influential Lampard struck from distance, chesting down Ashley Cole's ball before producing a sweetly-struck dipping effort that was typical of the England midfielder and left Krul with no chance.

Then, six minutes later, the Blues had gone ahead thanks to a superb Mata effort. The Spaniard, teed up by Torres on the right of the box, unleashed a delicious curling shot which landed decisively in the far corner.

Tensions were running high as Cisse and Ashley Cole both went into referee Howard Webb's book soon after that strike after clashing in the midst of the Blues' celebrations.

The goals continued to flow but it was Newcastle that next saw joy in the 67th minute, with Cech parrying Gouffran's shot from close range away but only as far as the outstanding Sissoko, who made no mistake in driving home a powerful drive for his first of the afternoon.

Sissoko then left it late to crown a dominant afternoon, starting a move by picking out Santon on the left before picking the ball back up and unleashing a stunning finish past Cech from the edge of the box to send the St James' Park crowd wild.

team line-up

1Tim Krul
27Steven Taylor
26Mathieu Debuchy
2Fabricio Coloccini
3Davide Santon
4Yohan Cabaye
11Yoan Gouffran85
18Jonás Gutiérrez
7Moussa Sissoko92
14James Perch
9Papiss Demba Cissé


20Gael Bigirimana
8Vurnon Anita
23Shola Ameobi
25Gabriel Obertan
21Robert Elliot
22Sylvain Marveaux85
13Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa92


Howard Webb

team line-up

1Petr Cech
24Gary Cahill
3Ashley Cole
26John Terry
2Branislav Ivanovic
10Juan Mata
8Frank Lampard
34Ryan Bertrand
29Demba Ba42


22Ross Turnbull
21Marko Marin
57Nathan Ake
19Paulo Ferreira
28César Azpilicueta
9Fernando Torres42
30Yossi Benayoun


Howard Webb

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target115
shots off target67
tackles won1512