Sunday November 28, 2010 Day 15 Finished St. James' Park

Newcastle United 1 - 1 Chelsea

  • Carroll 6’
  • Kalou 45’

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  1. Newcastle deny Chelsea top spot

    Newcastle deny Chelsea top spot

    Chelsea failed to move back to the top of the Premier League after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at St James' Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Chelsea
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes, and Chelsea miss out on the chance to go top of the table!
    • 90' Three minutes of added time are signalled.
    • 89' Quick feet from Sturridge at the Newcastle byline, but he ends up conceding the goal kick.
    • 87' Ranger is picked out by a pass upfield and tries to take on the whole Chelsea defence! He gets into the box but Ivanovic is too big a unit for him to navigate. The young striker is then released again, and this time wins a corner.
    • 86' Drogba heads to free-kick across for Sturrdige to bring down and strike... pulled wide of the far post!
    • 85' Ramires is down mursing his ankle after a challenge from Tiote which earns the Ivorian a booking.
    • 83' Sturridge's clearance lands at the feet of Routledge, but Cech claims the second ball.
    • 82' Ivanovic gets his head to a Newcastle corner, but pressure from Campbell makes him head behind for another.
    • 81' Krul drops Cole's cross, but the whistle rightfully goes for a foul on the keeper by Kalou.
    • 80' Chelsea substitution: Daniel Sturridge replaces Mikel.
    • 79' Kalou causes confusion between Krul, Taylor and Campbeel and surely must score... he hits the side netting! How did he miss?
    • 78' Newcastle substitution: Nile Ranger replaces Shola Ameobi.
    • 77' GOAL!! Drogba holds off Taylor, chests the ball down and fires in off the post to send Chelsea into the lead! No wait, it's been disallowed! The striker handled as he controlled the ball.
    • 76' Campbell leaps high above Drogba to head clear. It's all Chelsea at the moment.
    • 75' Malouda's low cross is taken on the run by Ramires. It runs to the byline and the Brazilian tries to fire in a cross but blasts the ball out for a throw.
    • 74' Campbell gets the ball stuck under his feet after blocking a cross and concedes a corner. The cross is cleared first time, but here come Chelsea again.
    • 73' Drogba almost finds Anelka with the give-and-go, but the return pass is too quick for the Frenchman.
    • 71' As it stands, Newcastle are still unbeaten against London opposition this season – winning at West Ham and Arsenal and drawing at home against Fulham. (Infostrada)
    • 69' Alex rejoins the action. Chelsea are beginning to have Newcastle pegged back now. Drogba is caught offside.
    • 68' Alex is given a minute to be treated after landing awkwardly during that passage of play. Well, I say awkwardly, in fact he collided with Carroll in mid-air and landed on his face!
    • 67' Taylor blocks Anelka's shot from the left of the box and Chelsea have a corner. The ball pings around before Drogba's shot on the turn is saved and held by Krul.
    • 66' Kalou knocks the ball into anelka's feet first time and the striker drags his shot from 20 yards wide.
    • 64' Malouda plays the ball across the six-yard box and it's hacked away by Taylor before Kalou can reach it.
    • 63' The crowd are roaring now as Alex concedes a corner. Chelsea clear and launch a break, but Jose Enrique covers well on the righ-hand side to stop Kalou in his tracks.
    • 62' Another free-kick from deep is fired into the Chelsea area. Cech comes out to punch it clear but sends it to the feet of Routledge who SHOOTS... HEADED OFF THE LINE BY COLE!!
    • 61' Here comes Routledge again. He curls in a great cross and Carroll heads, but he can't get the power or direction on it to trouble Cech and, in any case, is penalised for climbing on his marker.
    • 60' Routledge fouls Cole as another spell of pressure from the home side fails to produice a chance.
    • 59' Jonas Gutierrez beats two men as he marauds forward, but his team-mates are sluggish in getting upfield to offer him an outlet.
    • 58' Good pressure from Newcastle now, but several balls into the Chelsea box yield nothing.
    • 57' Guthrie bends in a good free-kick from deep, but Chelsea clear it at the first time of asking.
    • 56' Drogba takes a ball forward on his chest on the run, and fires a shot on the turn that Krul has to be alert to parry. First time the striker has got the better of Campbell today.
    • 55' Nice build-up from chelsea. Drogba nods the ball back to Malouda, who has to juggle to get it under control, allowing time for him to be tackled.
    • 54' The delivery is floated in and it's an easy catch for Cech.
    • 53' Routledge is barged over by Ivanovic, but he does win a corner.
    • 52' Good ball across the six-yard box from Cole, but no one took the gamble to get on the end of it.
    • 51' Guthrie penalised for a foul on Mikel. Chelsea take the free-kick quickly but again Campbell's strength holds off Kalou and Krul can come out to collect the ball.
    • 50' Chelsea are the first team to have three players scoring at least six goals this PL season. Florent Malouda (7) and Didier Drogba (6) are the others. (Infostrada)
    • 49' Ivanovic fouls Carroll in the air. Newcastle have a free-kick about 35 yards out, dead centre. The midfielder floats it over the top, but it goes all the way out of play. Poor delivery.
    • 48' Chelsea having all the possession early in the second half. Anelka twists and turns as he tries to shake off Guthrie, but has to play the ball back in the end.
    • 47' Simpson dispossesses Cole on the wing, and gets a big cheer from the home fans.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2' Half-time, and Chelsea can consider themselves fortunate to be on terms at the break.
    • 45+1' That's Kalou's sixth league goal of the season, and a cruel blow for the Magpies.
    • 45' GOAL!! Chelsea are level! Nice build-up play from the Blues and Malouda plays in Kalou. He still has a lot of work to do, and cuts inside before seeing his strike deflect off Taylor and beat Krul!
    • 44' Newcastle play their way out of trouble. They look good for their lead, it must be said.
    • 43' Cole cuts into the Newcastle box and he goes down under contact from Tiote... a little too easily, to be honest, and the referee waves play on.
    • 42' Taylor sends a free-kick upfield and Carroll flicks it on for Ameobi... the striker wrestles past Ivanovic but the ball runs to Cech before he can get a toe on it! The heart of Chelsea's defence looking very shaky.
    • 41' Drogba tries to bundle his way through but again Campbell is well placed to make a timely tackle.
    • 40' All clubs scored in the PL yesterday. If Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool score today, it will be the first time in the PL that all clubs scored in one complete round of matches. (Infostrada)
    • 39' Too casual from Enrique and Drogba almost nicks the ball from Tiote. The striker concedes a free-kick in the end, but that could have been costly.
    • 38' Newcastle have rode out one spell of real Chelsea pressure. Will there be a storm to weather before half-time?
    • 37' The home fans are making a real din after they believe their team were denied a free-kick and then Drogba hits the deck all too easily.
    • 36' Drogba chests the ball down right into the path of Anelka, but the Frenchman's touch is too heavy.
    • 35' Great defending from Campbell to get between Kalou and the ball and shepherd it out for a goal kick. The 36-year-old has had a great game so far, on his first league start for Newcastle.
    • 33' Chelsea string several passes together across the midfield as they patiently wait for an opening, but it doesn't come this time.
    • 31' The Magpies have won only one of their last 10 Premier League matches against the Blues and none of the last six. (Opta)
    • 30' Danny Simpson finds Routledge on the overlap. The cross is met by Carroll but he can't direct it goalwards. Newcastle come again with Gutierrez. The crowd say 'SHOOT!', which he does, and he blasts into the stand.
    • 29' ALex tries to find Bosingwa hugging the touchline, but the pass goes out of play.
    • 28' This time Krul comes off his line to claim with authority under prssure from Alex.
    • 27' Anelka wins another corner on that right-hand side. Malouda's delivery is headed by Carroll, but it cannons off another black-and-white shirt for another corner.
    • 26' Chelsea take a corner short. The eventual cross is headed goalwards by Alex... cleared off the line by Jose Enrique! The follow-up effort from Kalou is blocked and Newcastle clear!
    • 25' Routledge lifts in a teasing cross to the far post and Ameobi nods it down to where he thinks Carroll will be, but the goalscorer was too close to him.
    • 24' Drogba goes for the header at the near post, but he's forced into an uncomfortable position by Campbell and nods wide of the target.
    • 23' Carroll blocks off Cole and Chelsea have a free-kick. Malouda will send it into the box...
    • 22' Routledge pings in a decent cross but it's just too high for Ameobi.
    • 21' Gutierrez looks to make the break but Ramires trips him cynically on the halfway line. First booking of the game to the Brazilian.
    • 20' Campbell steps in and times his challenge on Anelka perfectly.
    • 19' Drogba gets the ball out from under his feet and manages to unleash a solid strike from a tight angle that Krul has to tip round the post for a corner. Newcastle clear the corner well but Chelsea have their tails up now.
    • 18' Campbell clears Jose Bosingwa's cross. Chelsea seeing a lot more of the ball now.
    • 17' There are boos for Ashley Cole everytime he's on the ball. The Geordies are sticking up for their queen, Cheryl Tweedy.
    • 16' Drogba fends off two men down the left, but his ball into the box is easy for Krul.
    • 15' Krul takes one touch too many in clearing a backpass and Ramires charges down the clearance. Fortunately for Krul, it's only a goal kick.
    • 14' Cole floats in a dangerous ball for Didier Drogba, but Campbell reads it well and clears before the striker can meet it.
    • 13' Cech comes out to claim Danny Guthrie's delivery with confidence. A good sign for Chelsea following his costly error.
    • 12' Great play from Wayne Routledge and he finds Ameobi. Play is spread over to the left, where Jonas Guttierez wins a corner.
    • 11' Appeals for a handball in the Chelsea box waved away by referee Andre Marriner. The visitors under plenty of pressure here.
    • 10' Newcastle controlling the tempo at the moment, starving the champions of the ball. Joey Barton is enjoying his team being in the lead, beaming away in the crowd with a funny hat on.
    • 8' Well, Newcastle are playing with a centre-back pairing of Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell, who have never played together before, but it was uncertainty in the Chelsea defence that has brought us our first goal.
    • 7' That's Carroll's ninth league goal of the season, and he becomes the first player in almost seven years to score four successive PL goals for Newcastle, since Alan Shearer netted four consecutive goals for the club in Nov – Dec 2003.
    • 6' GOAL!! Jon Obi Mikel loses possession and Newcastle come forward. Alex knocks it back to Petr Cech but the keeper is way off his line and Andy Carroll pounces to prod the ball past him!
    • 5' Ashley Cole finds himself inside the box. He knocks the ball back to Anelka, who almost puts Salomon Kalou in one-on-one with Tim Krul, but the Ivorian can't reach the pass at full stretch.
    • 4' Cheick Tiote fould Nicolas Anelka in midfield. Chelsea take the free-kick short and bring the pace down.
    • 3' Ameobi had little to aim for there with the covering defender coming across. Early scare for Chelsea, and a livener for the Gallowgate End.
    • 2' The free-kick is bent in to the near post for Steven Taylor, whose glancing header forces Cech to palm away. The rebound falls to SHOLA AMEOBI... into the side netting!
    • 1' Andy Carroll chases the ball down the left channel and wins a free-kick off Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 1' Newcastle kick off and we're underway!
    • 13:28 There has been snow aplenty on Tyneside in the run-up to this match, but the surface looks as good as you could ask for under the conditions. Credit to the St James' groundstaff. The players are coming out on to the field now. We'll be underway in moments...
    • 13:25 Today's referee is Andre Marriner. The Birmingham official is one of the most card-happy refs in the Premier League, dishing out bookings at a rate of 4.1 per match in his 10 league games so far this season. He was the man in the middle when Chelsea lost 1-0 at Man City back in September.
    • 13:20 As the backroom shuffle continues at Stamford Bridge, the Sunday Telegraph reveals that Chelsea are lining up Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola to replace manager Carlo Ancelotti. Papers: Chelsea eye Barcelona's Guardiola
    • 13:15 MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 4/1; Draw 11/4; Chelsea 4/6. If Chelsea lose today it will be first time in 11 years they have lost three Premier League matches in a row. If Andy Carroll scores the next goal for Newcastle, he will be the first player in almost seven years to score four successive PL goals for Newcastle, since Alan Shearer netted four consecutive goals for the club in Nov – Dec 2003. (Infostrada)
    • 13:10 HEAD-TO-HEAD: Newcastle United and Chelsea have met 130 times in the league. Newcastle have won 44, Chelsea 52 and there have been 34 draws. They have met 32 times in the Premier League. Newcastle United have won seven, Chelsea 16 and there have been nine draws. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six PL matches against Newcastle. Their only defeat in the last 10 was 1-0 at St James Park in May 2006 – Titus Bramble scored the only goal. (Infostrada)
    • 13:05 NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi. Subs: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Best, Kadar, Ranger //// CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Malouda, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou. Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Sturridge, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran.
    • 13:00 For Chelsea, John Terry will miss the match but the pain he has suffered from the nerve problem in his leg is subsiding and he should be fit to return next weekend. Frank Lampard, who has suffered a recurring groin problem, has also begun to train with the squad but is not ready for selection. Yuri Zhirkov could also be back in a week's time while Michael Essien is suspended.
    • 12:55 Full team news to come, but the big news is that Kevin Nolan misses out for the Magpies with an ankle injury. Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will be without first-choice central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson as both men begin three-match suspensions. Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor are set to deputise, although neither has started a Premier League game yet this season. Joey Barton completes his own three-match ban, but Cheik Tiote is back.
    • 12:50 Chelsea will return to the top of the table with a win here this afternoon, overtaking Manchester United on goal difference. A draw would be enough to see Newcastle move back up into the top half, with a win seeing them leap up to seventh, above local rivals Sunderland. Premier League table
    • 12:45 Despite the temperature on Tyneside hovering around zero degrees, and snow and sleet a possibility, Newcastle have confirmed that the match will go ahead. That will be a relief to the travelling Chelsea fans, and to Newcastle, who would have lost out on close to £500k TV money.
    • 12:45 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park!
  • Summary

    • 79' Kalou causes confusion between Krul, Taylor and Campbeel and surely must score... he hits the side netting! How did he miss?
    • 77' GOAL!! Drogba holds off Taylor, chests the ball down and fires in off the post to send Chelsea into the lead! No wait, it's been disallowed! The striker handled as he controlled the ball.
    • 62' Another free-kick from deep is fired into the Chelsea area. Cech comes out to punch it clear but sends it to the feet of Routledge who SHOOTS... HEADED OFF THE LINE BY COLE!!
    • 45' GOAL!! Chelsea are level! Nice build-up play from the Blues and Malouda plays in Kalou. He still has a lot of work to do, and cuts inside before seeing his strike deflect off Taylor and beat Krul!
    • 42' Taylor sends a free-kick upfield and Carroll flicks it on for Ameobi... the striker wrestles past Ivanovic but the ball runs to Cech before he can get a toe on it! The heart of Chelsea's defence looking very shaky.
    • 26' Chelsea take a corner short. The eventual cross is headed goalwards by Alex... cleared off the line by Jose Enrique! The follow-up effort from Kalou is blocked and Newcastle clear!
    • 19' Drogba gets the ball out from under his feet and manages to unleash a solid strike from a tight angle that Krul has to tip round the post for a corner. Newcastle clear the corner well but Chelsea have their tails up now.
    • 6' GOAL!! Jon Obi Mikel loses possession and Newcastle come forward. Alex knocks it back to Petr Cech but the keeper is way off his line and Andy Carroll pounces to prod the ball past him!
    • 2' The free-kick is bent in to the near post for Steven Taylor, whose glancing header forces Cech to palm away. The rebound falls to SHOLA AMEOBI... into the side netting!
    • 13:05 NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi. Subs: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Best, Kadar, Ranger //// CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Malouda, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou. Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Sturridge, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • T. Krul
      • D. Simpson
      • S. Taylor
      • S. Campbell
      • José Enrique
      • D. Guthrie Yellow Card
      • C. Tioté Yellow Card
      • W. Routledge
      • J. Gutiérrez
      • A. Carroll Goal
      • S. Ameobi Substitution Out (78′)

      Subs

      • L. Best
      • J. Perch
      • T. Kádár
      • N. Ranger Substitution In78′
      • A. Smith
      • P. Løvenkrands
      • O. Söderberg
    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • J. Bosingwa
      • Alex
      • B. Ivanovic
      • A. Cole
      • J. Mikel Substitution Out (80′)
      • Ramires Yellow Card
      • F. Malouda
      • N. Anelka
      • S. Kalou Goal
      • D. Drogba

      Subs

      • Paulo Ferreira
      • R. Turnbull
      • D. Sturridge Substitution In80′
      • G. Kakuta
      • P. van Aanholt
      • J. Bruma
      • J. McEachran
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