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Chelsea takes 3 points against Newcastle United

Chelsea made significant strides in the Premier League by securing a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. This crucial win brings the Blues within one point of their rivals, with a game in hand, intensifying the race for higher league positions.

High intensity start

The match kicked off with high intensity as both teams looked to assert dominance. Chelsea opened the scoring through Nicolas Jackson, who cleverly redirected Cole Palmer's shot with a subtle backheel, catching Newcastle's goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka off guard. The assist came after a cross from the right side, which Sven Botman failed to clear effectively, setting the stage for Chelsea's opener.

However, Newcastle quickly responded. Alexander Isak, the former Willem II striker, showcased his prowess by leveling the score just before halftime. Isak's precision from the edge of the box left Chelsea's goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic with no chance, sending both teams into the break on even terms.

Chelsea takes control

The second half saw Chelsea regain the lead, thanks to Cole Palmer's exquisite strike. Palmer's effort found its way through Botman's legs and into the back of the net, putting the Blues ahead once again. Chelsea continued to press, and although Raheem Sterling's effort was dramatically cleared off the line by Dan Burn, the home side's persistence paid off. Mykhaylo Mudryk, coming off the bench, extended Chelsea's lead with a well-taken goal, marking a dream continuation of his recent form.

Newcastle's late surge

In a thrilling conclusion to the match, Newcastle's Jacob Murphy managed to pull one back in injury time with a stunning shot that found the top corner. Despite the late goal, Chelsea held on to secure all three points, maintaining their position in the Premier League and keeping their European qualification hopes alive.

Vital Win for Chelsea

This victory is a significant boost for Chelsea, who are now hot on the heels of Newcastle in the league standings. With an additional game in hand, the Blues have a golden opportunity to surpass their rivals and climb further up the table. For Newcastle, this defeat is a setback, but the tight nature of the league means there is still all to play for as the season progresses.

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