Newcastle 1 – 0 Chelsea

Charlotte Marsh

Football journalist

Report as Jetro Willems is added to Newcastle’s injury list while Reece James picked up a knock for Chelsea

Last Updated: 18/01/20 7:37pm

Isaac Hayden celebrates his stoppage-time winner

Issac Hayden’s 94th minute header snatched a stunning 1-0 win against Chelsea, earning Newcastle their first Premier League win of 2020.

Chelsea had 70 per cent of the possession and 19 shots but were kept at bay by a well-drilled Newcastle side, who completed the ultimate smash-and-grab with 30 seconds to play as Hayden glanced an Allan Saint-Maximin cross home to send St James’ Park into raptures.

But Newcastle’s sensational finish was in contrast to their start, when Jetro Willems was stretchered off inside ten minutes to increase Steve Bruce’s injury problems. Reece James was also taken off injured for Chelsea, who will be lamenting their lack of finishing in a game they dominated.

Newcastle’s victory moves them up a place into 12th, while Chelsea remain in fourth with a five point cushion over Manchester United, who travel to Liverpool on Renault Super Sunday.

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