Newcastle v Chelsea 0-0
With Man Utd slipping up against Middlesbrough, Chelsea had the opportunity to close the gap to one point. However with an excellent performance from Newcastle they were held to a goalless draw at St James Park. As a result the title race remains unchanged and currently in the hands of Man Utd. Newcastle’s performance was excellent they are hoping to finish in the top 10 this season. If you tuned in to watch live football in our members area you would have seen a solid performance in full screen.
The match was marred by controversy when Chelsea were denied a penalty Stephen Carr handballing inside the Newcastle box. Mourinho was furious with the decision and openly criticized the officials and claimed that “Chelsea never get any penalties and Man utd never have penalties against them”. None the less, the final score was a reflection of an evenly matched game where Chelsea never really found their footing with no shots on target for the full duration. Newcastle on the other hand did have a excellent chance with Obafemi Martins who could of won the match for Newcastle. Man or the Match was Steven Taylor who had a solid performance in defence for Newcastle.
This result means Chelsea fail to capitalize on Man Utd’s draw and remain 3 points behind with a large goal difference. Chelsea now face Manchester United on a potential 3 fronts and are picking up a growing injury list including Michael Ballack and Ricardo Calvalho both out of the Champions League clash with Liverpool.
Newcastle performance shows what the team can achieve and they will be aiming for a top ten finish. With Owen on the brink of a return hopes for next season are mounting on Tyneside.
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