EPL: Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-1 to continue perfect run

Updated: Aug 27, 2018, 15:06 IST | PA Sport

The Magpies thought they had banked a point when substitute Joselu headed home an 83rd-minute equaliser to cancel out Eden Hazard's penalty seven minutes earlier

EPL: Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-1  to continue perfect run
Chelsea players celebrate a goal against Newcastle United during an English Premier League encounter yesterday. Pic/AFP

Deandre Yedlin's late own goal preserved Chelsea's perfect start to the new the EPL season with a narrow 2-1 win over stubborn Newcastle United to snatch three points. The Magpies thought they had banked a point when substitute Joselu headed home an 83rd-minute equaliser to cancel out Eden Hazard's penalty seven minutes earlier.

However, their joy was short-lived when Yedlin could only help Marcos Alonso's drive into his own net with three minutes remaining as Rafael Benitez's ultra-defensive masterplan failed to deny the visitors a first league win at St James' Park since December 2011 in front of a crowd of 51,791.

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