Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle – Match highlights

Match highlights (well, goal highlights anyway) of the 2-0 victory over Chelsea last night, featuring two stunning strikes from Papiss Demba Cisse.

Have you seen a better brace of goals this season? I know I haven’t. People are quite rightly gushing over the second, but for me the first one was the most impressive of the two. To tee it up like that with one foot and hit the ball with the other, before it’s even touched the ground, giving Petr Cech no chance of saving it was something special.

It was a great result, a fantastic and unexpected result that now leaves us with a strong chance of finishing fifth and leaves us in a position to capitalise on any mistakes Tottenham or Arsenal may make in the run in, providing we keep looking after ourselves of course!

Plaudits should be handed out after that performance. They restored the pride after Wigan, and then some. I’m just left wondering who will get the credit for it as it seems the players get the acclaim when we win, yet the manager takes the blame when we lose. That’s how it seems to me anyway.

Howay the lads!

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105 thoughts on “Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle – Match highlights

  1. Although we’re nowhere near guaranteed 3 points against shi-teh you’ve got to believe we’ll give them one helluvah game.

    Our team in form
    Our manager’s tactical nouse starting to shine through
    Our fans
    Our ‘last home game of the season’ atmosphere

    Yup…. Ci-teh will have it hard on Sunday. πŸ˜‰

    hwtl

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  2. Off topic – bin dippers post losses of nearly Β£50m over the last financial year and blame it on the plans to move/redevelop stadium …. yeah ok then … nowt to do with Β£35m on a striker who can’t hit a barn door !!!

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  3. I thought Chelski’s best man suited the yellow shirt. Tiote’s instant yellow for me was a sign of foreboding that the ref was going to be a proper ‘homer’. That and the fact that he couldn’t bring himself to be a bit miffed at the casual thuggery the blues sprayed around. Makes the win even more enjoyable though. Apparently Tiote wanted to continue playing, but the Doc said .no way!’. That explains why there were a dozen medics tying him down then πŸ˜†

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  4. The 1st goal was sublime. He received the pass on his right foot, chipped it up and volleyed it with his left.
    Unbelievable Tekkers. πŸ˜€

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  5. God I hope we don’t have any bank-busting offers come in for Cisse this summer!

    Of out big guns that are supposedly being monitored by the big boys, I can’t see how we’d cope with the loss of Cisse, Ben Arfa and/or Krul.

    Think we could replace Ba or Tiote, but heaven help us if we didn’t replace Ba and Cisse got injured!

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  6. BTW, anyone else beginning to worry less about Santon? Defensively he’s looked a bit of a liability, but he’s slowly getting there. There’s certainly potential!

    Apparently the management do see him long-term as a RB (if Luke Edwards at the Chronicle is to be believed), and think he looked a bit more comfortable there myself. He is painfully reliant on his right foot though – could do with improving his left, just to make his runs a little less predictable!

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  7. Blip – starting to warm to Santon, pulling his skills together in a better way that his RB counterpart imo. he will be a better player than simmo methinks. I know his right shoulder dips into the penalty area are easily spotted, but strangely enough they seemed to work, even though they could see him coming form a mile off! He just needed a result at the end but he’ll get there. I also think his forward running is being covered by the rest of the back line much more effectively this game, which is important because him and simmo have the tendency to leave big holes for wingers to run in to. Perch plugged the right hand side so if simmo is contract-stalling, I say perchinho has a starting spot for citeh. Also loved the goal-line clearance, means he is putting himself about more and working harder, more aware of when to get back to defending. πŸ™‚

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  8. That’s harsh Blip. The kid’s improving every game. I’d rather him doing that than Enrique back!

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  9. On topic – The defence took a bit of a hammering at the weekend and rightly so, but last night, they were solid again and Colo and Perch coming in deserve a mention.
    What was pleasing was that the team showed desire and kept their heads. I had huge concerns when Tiote was receiving treatment that with such a long stoppage reality may have kicked in to the players. They may have thought ‘****, were 1-0 up at Chelsea’ but not with this team. Love the fact that Tiote wanted to play on as well – though wonder if that was just to put a foot through Mikel (maybe that’s just me)

    Love Ba, and pleased he is still playing with a smile on his face, even when he hit the bar.
    Cisse is just deadly, he hasn’t scored a boring tap in yet 😯

    I just pray that we keep this team together. Can live with loosing Simpson, Guthrie, Williamson or similar fringe players but we have to keep our spine in tact and build on that. If that is the case, we could well be a major force next season.

    Players must be ringing their agents around the world saying, get me in that team!!!

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  10. Agreed with 11 – Perch was outstanding last night. Think RB might (once more) be his position. He’s a good DM, but requires the more attacking players to do a lot – there isn’t that ‘1 forward, 1 back’ dynamic that Tiota and Cabaye have.

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  11. Just been reading some of the Chelsea blogs and what a nice bunch they’re being about us.

    The general chat is ‘I was wondering what all the hype was, and now I know’, ‘I hope they get top 4 – regardless of what happend in munich’, ‘They were the better team’ etc etc.

    I don’t think I’ve read a more balanced bunch of articles, no bitterness at all and just full of praise.

    Mind you, there are a few ****s claiming Cisse should be a Chelsea player as if it’s their rite.

    “What I want to ****ing know…Is how in the hell did Cisse flying under the radar??.We are known for signing french players, or players from the french league. Where the **** was our scouting team?….How did newcastle snag him for 9 milli??

    But we dropped 50 million euros ( 70 million dollars) on Torres?

    Cisse is supposed to be in blue!!!!!!!!….Drogba should be passing the torch to him…Cisse has chelsea written all over him!….You saw the way he played at the Bridge!…”

    I left him a little reply just clearing up the totally ignorant statements he made. Senegalese, not french. German League, not French. Idiot.

    Plus why would he want to move to a team below him?

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  12. Only problem with giving Perch a starting spot at right back is if he gets injured. Who will we get to cover for right back/left back/centre back/ centre mid 😯

    Madness. Wrap that boy up in cotton wool! πŸ˜†

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  13. Also does anyone remember that Stepover/dribbling skill Williamson did when he was like, towards the corner flag after a corner? Skipped past Mikel, think he’s taking lessons off Benny :mrgreen:

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  14. WOW!!! Think ive watched cisses second goal about 60000 times now!! the lad is blessed !!ive never seen a goal so good , crouchs goal was amazing but i think this one is better by the way it curls off the post !! cisse wont never score a goal like that again!! fantastic!!

    the whole team last nigh were brilliant , im so proud to be a toon fan!! HWTL

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  15. Its an absolute dream the way cisse has carried the heavy famous number 9 shirt!! I cant speak enough how highly i rate him , WOW what a guy

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  16. I watched the highlights on Sky last night, which took me about 4 hours.

    Two absolutely ridiculous strikes from Cisse.

    I’m sure about 8 or 9 of his goals for us this season have been spectacular from a fair distance out, which have been stark contrast to what I was expecting to be honest. His Bundesliga goals I remember watching on a yeetube clip seemed mostly all poached in and around the box. I was expecting a bit of a Darren Bent, but got a Matt Le Tissier.

    …can’t complain like. 😎

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  17. Not sure if I’m right or not, but when people are talking about big bids coming in the summer for Cissie, does a player not have to be at a club for 12 months before he can move?

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  18. Simon – He could leave he just cant play for 3 clubs within a 12month spell. So realistically he’d have to wait until Jan before he could play if someone bought him.

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  19. Rossco, thanks, thought that was the case. So hopefully with us till at least Jan or a few seasons more

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  20. Cisse’s goals were o.k, used to score ones like that week in week out during my playing days..:-) great win, should cheer up the doom merchants from last week up. I knew last week was a blip, even Ritchie & Troy agreed with me about so I knew I must be right πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  21. Aussie last weekend could’ve been nothing other than a blip really, given our season’s form and table position. We’ve been reasonably consistent most season, which is amazing to watch as a Newcastle fan. The fantastic thing for me is we always look like scoring now, with the attacking players we have. If we play like that again on Sunday we’ll do awld whisky nose a favour and knock Citeh off their high horse 😯

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  22. Looks even better in slo-mo, Toonshire πŸ˜†

    …the club chef must be putting some magic spice in his goat curry. Just keep Papiss curried up, and Demba wallowing in bathfuls of strawberry syrup and we’re laughing. πŸ˜†

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  23. toonshire – is that on your desktop? how do you make it play? Its just a stil image for me.

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  24. Spot on Rodz.. I wish we weren’t playing city.. I would like to see fergie drop the title this year.. can’t stand the man.. saying that, I reckon we will give city a good shake and they will have to earn their win if they come away with it.. wouldn’t be surprised if we snatch it though..

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  25. The 1-2-3 for goals of the Season
    in 3 Demba Ba against Man Utd
    in 2 Ben Arfa against Blackburn
    in 1 Cisse against Chelsea

    Special mentions
    Cisse’s chip against Swansea
    Ba’s goals against Liverpool & Blackburn
    The rest of the team for being brilliant

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  26. yeah Aussie, I’d like to see Fergie drop the title too, but only to us πŸ˜†

    …if I had to choose a team to win the league out of that top 6 (and Liverpool πŸ˜† ) I’d struggle. I hate them all. Like asking me if I’d prefer lethal injection or firing squad. πŸ™‚

    I reckon the title and 3rd/4th spot will go right down to the last set of fixtures anyway. Mental season. I can’t remember the battle for top, and 3rd/4th being this close for ages. Maybe it’s just cos it involves us this time. It’s tight as fark anyway.

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  27. Yeah, great season mate.. shame its coming to an end.. I have a feeling we will beat city and drop the game against everton.. not being negative but I just have a feeling in my bones..

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  28. Apparently you could fit a couple of fingers in Tiote’s gash Rod.. its a nasty one… πŸ™‚

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  29. Newkie @17 – yeah the williamson shuffle! I saw that – mesmerised I was by the skill. That was actually the moment when I knew we had the game believe it or not. πŸ˜€

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  30. I think before we all go mad on the predictions, remember what we collectively thought would be the outcome of the last two matches? A win and a loss, sure, but not THAT way round eh?

    I believe we should all leave the expert predictions to none other than the great an himself.

    Lawro. πŸ™„

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  31. Some real jokers out there. If Papiss Cisse didn’t mean his goal last night what exactly was he trying to do? @philmcnulty 2 hours ago

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  32. Premandup @30 – for me:

    1/ HBA v Bolton
    2/ Cisse #2 v Chelsea
    3/ Ba V Man Utd

    2/ & 3/ both speculative strikes that sort out a true instinctive striker from one who needs to be taught his craft. Yes, folks, we have TWO of these.

    I chose the HBA V Bolton one because Blackburn one had element of fortune just near the end when he cut inside at the post. In the Bolton one it’s the fact that, without breaking his speed he dinked the ball over the last challengers’ foot and put the ball exactly where the keeper knew he was going to put it, but did anyway πŸ™‚

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  33. theres always a arse-hole to put downer on things,fat freddie now saying toon wont be able to hold on to cisse in the summer as bids will be to big to refuse,what a **** head

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  34. Tsunki, it took Lawro about 30 games for him to realise we were good. Mind you, the bookies have also been sluggish on the uptake. I’ve been taking advantage of overpriced odds they’ve been giving us all season. I’ve made a killing πŸ˜†

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  35. AMF kna mate we couldnt call richie a arse-hole,but pain in the arse might be a diff storey πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

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  36. Ice – FF is starved of media attention and misses the heady days of ridiculing the Geordies with his blustering, loudmouthed, contemptuous helmsmanship. Fred – get back on the spanish golf course with your cronies and leave us alone, we’re doing all right now you’re gone.

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  37. Where’s he been saying that Ice? Mind you, everyone is gona be talking about Cisse now. It was Ba a couple of months back. I’m looking forward to the day when we’re an established top 6 team again. The big boys hardly ever get there best players linked with moves away. Understandably.

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  38. Where’d you see that about Fat Fred, Ice?

    I can’t see any stupid offers coming in for Cisse after half a good season, but if he’s still banging them in come January or next summer I can’t see how the richer clubs could resist.

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  39. Benny vs. Blackburn no.1 for me. Not because of the actual shot at the end but because of the individual build-up play that went into it.

    If your talking about catching the ‘keeper off guard, most curve on the ball, most distance out ect. ect. then yeah obviously Cisse’s wondergoal.

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  40. Tsunki May 3, 2012 at 14:42
    ‘we’re doing all right now you’re gone.’

    :mrgreen: Aye Freddy, f off back to the scrap yard. πŸ˜›

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  41. in a way it could be a good thing now ff has come out with that ****e,jabba might just say no-way hes going just to piss him off πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  42. I’m far less worried about losing players now. Guaranteed European football and a huge resurgence of popularity and reputation as an entertaining, well-supported team that enjoys its job.

    Then add the background of what happened to Judas and Torres, and I’m not sure many players will be seeing any greener grass around them. We may lose some – but it’s nothing like last year. More will be trying to get in. :mrgreen:

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  43. He’s only saying what everyone else knows there though Ice….

    “”It’s impossible if they want to go, it’s no good keeping them. I think there may be an offer Newcastle can’t refuse for Cisse coming in.”

    It happens. I’d probably say the same thing if asked.I don’t think he’ll want to leave though. For that matter I don’t think any of our best players will want to. Why would they? Best league in the world, European football, top stadium and fans, financially secure etc etc…

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  44. Fat Freddie isn’t relevent anymore so I care nothing for what he has to say.. However I wonder if an opp team will spend all of their future sponsership money to buy Cisse.. it would be smart business…just ask freddie

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  45. Rodz, from what I have read, Cisse really had no idea he was coming to Newcastle.. He left all the details to his agent. The first he heard was when he was told to fly to Newcastle for a medical. So saying that he wouldn’t want to leave might not hold much water..

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  46. WHAT A GAME. WHAT A RESULT.

    As people are mentioning Perch and Santon were class I thought. Really like them both. Perch is better all-round than Simmo.

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  47. ONE THING: I came on to read through some comments and noticed a couple of the more regular posters bemoaning Williamson. I just couldn’t believe it. Were we watching he same game……

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  48. Maybe not Aussie, but he’s here now. I just see no reason for him to want to move. He knows what the No9 shirt means up here, he’s first choice and idolised already. Playing in a fresh, exciting young team who are rapidly climbing in stature. It’s fairy tale stuff. He seems happy enough anyway.

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  49. There are a couple of posts referring to Willo, Guthrie and Perchinio as ‘fringe’ players. Can we really describe them as such now? As far as I’m concerned they’ve been a key part of our most successful season in a decade and I’d be absolutely gutted to see any of them leave. For me, they’re up there with any of the others, fighting for a place – even Saylor will have a tough job getting his place back from Willo now, and that can only be healthy.

    I’m so happy for those three in particular – from the grief they got (“Championship player”, was it?) to last night’s stuff-of-dreams. Utterly brilliant. Oh, and English. πŸ™‚

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  50. Couldn’t fault any of them.

    Would say that Cisse, after a mere few months, is probably in my top 10 favourite toon players of all time, rapidly climbing

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  51. Fair call Rodz… anyway it has certainly quietened down all the Demba BA will be off in the summer talk. Watching the game, I couldn’t help but think that Cisse is full filling all the promise that Oba Martins never quite showed during his time with us.. they both seem to have that sense of the unexpected about them but Cisse seems to pull it off…

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  52. I thought every one put in a steller performance last night ,stand outs were Cisse , Tiote ,Perch ,Ba all but scored 100% commited as always and was really pleased with Santon .o.k he made a couple of sloppy passes but is coming on quicker than Enrique did and made a great goaline clearence too.Pards played it perfectly last night the two upfront were a menace to the Chelsea backline all night .Oh yeah and Mikel should of got a red for that elbow as it was an act of revenge on Tiote for sure .Ivanovich did his reputation no good either his elbow into Bas back was plain spiteful and not the first time hes ever had a sly dig at a player.

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  53. He is just a natural clinical finisher from anywhere in or around the box. Not even around the box to be honest after that second, anywhere on the field. In fact Tim Krul messaged me and says Cisse scored one from the changing rooms at training the other day.

    He is a wizard with the outside of that boot

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  54. I’ve heard you have scored in the change rooms as well Moreno πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Agree about the outside of his boot.. I rate his effort against Norwich as one of his best..

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  55. Martins πŸ˜† πŸ˜† …now there’s a frustrating player. He’d shoot from the halfway line. I think Cisse is so much more composed and actually thinks before he shoots, rather than head down, nosebleed, belt it as hard as you can and if it’s on target it’s going in.

    …I see we have a new cosmopolitan avatar for EuroToonsy, or am I behind the times a bit there?

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  56. Ah, let’s not complain. Sounds like the Chelski fans are taking this one on the chin, so let’s just accept that Tiote plays his game his way and sometimes his opposite number reciprocates. Yes, that elbow was deliberate, but if you’re going to play the ‘enforcer’ role (ice hockey term) you may get on the wrong end it sometimes.

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  57. ime with richie thats a few times he missed scoreing a hat-trick is the lad good enough πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    theres talk now of cisse getting a new improved contract,now thats better πŸ˜‰

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  58. I trust everyone noticed that Ameobi came on and assisted in another goal. Let’s face it, as good as Cisse’s shot was it was all due to the inner machinations of Ameobi’s tactical nouse…..

    Or, his chest in other words. :mrgreen:

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