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Sunday, 19 August, 2001, 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK
Clockwatch: Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle
Minute-by-minute action from Chelsea's draw against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

Full-time: Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle

90: Le Saux's left wing cross almost embarrasses keeper Given but goes onto the roof of the Newcastle goal.

88: De Goey manages to punch clear an threatening free-kick by Robert.

85: A snapshot on the half-volley by Hasselbaink goes close to restoring Chelsea's lead.

84: Substitution - Andrew Griffin replaces Bassedas.

82: Substitution - Andy O'Brien comes on for Acuna.

81: Warren Barton's last-ditch tackle thwarts Petit in front of the Newcastle goal.

Boudewijn Zenden
Zenden scores a debut goal

76: Newcastle equalise. Robert's long range free-kick is spilled by De Goey and Clarence Acuna is on hand to score for the battling visitors. Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle

70: Substitution - Lomana Tresor Lua Lua replaces Shola Ameobi in attack for Newcastle.

69: Robert and Bellamy combine on a Newcastle counter-attack but the latter's pass into the Chelsea area fails to find his team-mate.

64: Substitution - The lively Zenden is replaced by Slavisa Jokanovic.

60: Chelsea counter-attack as Newcastle search for an equaliser and win a corner before a Zola shot is saved by Given.

59: Robert's skills provides him a sight of goal but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

57: An unassured Given manages to steer a Petit flick from a corner onto the roof of his Newcastle goal.

50: Robert continues to impress and he jinks his way down Newcastle's left before seeing his cross half-cleared from the Chelsea goalmouth.

Emmanuel Petit
Petit was making his Chelsea debut

Lee gathers the loose ball and is narrowly wide with a shot.

49: Desailly and Melchiot hustle the Newcastle defence as the Chelsea pair try to latch onto Petit's lofted ball. But the visitors defence clear with striker Shola Ameobi.

45: Hughes has to be on instant alert in the second-half to clear a low Hasselbaink cross into the Newcastle six-yard box.

Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

43: Petit's passing and vision releases Hasselbaink but he shoots wide with an effort across goal from the edge of the Newcastle box.

41: Robert delivers a dangerous cross which team-mate Dabizas narrowly fails to get a touch on at the far post.

39: Robert's free-kick from a central position 25-yards out disappointingly strikes the Chelsea wall.

30: Zenden is allowed space on Chelsea's left again and crosses for Jesper Gronkjaer whose shot goes over.

  Bookings
24: Robert Lee (Newcastle)
26: Aaron Hughes (Newcastle)
31: Laurent Robert (Newcastle)
39: Mario Melchiot (Chelsea)
63: Marcel Desailly (Chelsea)
87: William Gallas (Chelsea)
92: Andy O'Brien (Newcastle)

29: Zola finds Zenden. He crosses for fellow Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who fails to get the finishing touch in front of goal.

26: Zenden's trickery is too much for Aaron Hughes who brings the Chelsea winger down and is booked.

25: Substitution - Chelsea's William Gallas replaces Terry and makes his Premiership debut.

24: Newcastle captain Robert Lee is booked for a foul on Zenden.

18: Terry re-joins play after treatment.

15: The goal has opened the game and Newcastle almost equalise. Bellamy is released on the Chelsea goal but De Goey saves.

13: Given atones for his earlier mistake with a crucial save. He gets his body in the way of a point-blank John Terry effort from a Gianfranco Zola free-kick.

11: Newcastle almost equalise. Robert's 25-yard free-kick is spilled by De Goey but a Newcastle player fails to reach the loose ball before it is cleared.

8: An error by Given provides Chelsea the lead through Zenden.

The Dutchman receives the ball from the corner, runs across the area and unleashes a shot which squirms through Given's legs for his debut goal. Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

7: Robert mis-kicks an attempted volley on the Chelsea goal but the home side counter-attack and win a win a corner.

4: Newcastle keeper Shay Given is forced to clear quickly with Petit bearing down on him following Nicolas Dabizas' backpass.

2 mins: Christian Bassedas receives treatment after a high Graeme Le Saux challenge on the edge of the visitors' area.

Newcastle kick-off at 1410 BST because of a 10 minute delay following turnstile problems.


Teams:

Chelsea's new signings of Emmanuel Petit, Boudewijn Zenden and Frank Lampard make their first Premiership appearances for the club.

Ed de Goey starts in goal ahead of Mark Bosnich who has been first choice during Chelsea's pre-season campaign.

Newcastle also give top-flight debuts to summer arrivals Craig Bellamy, Laurent Robert and Robbie Elliott.

Chelsea: De Goey, Terry, Le Saux, Melchiot, Desailly, Lampard, Petit, Zenden, Hasselbaink, Zola, Gronkjaer. Subs: Jokanovic, Stanic, Gallas, Gudjohnsen, Bosnich.

Newcastle: Given, Barton, Elliott, Dabizas, Hughes, Lee, Acuna, Bassedas, Robert, Ameobi, Bellamy. Subs: O'Brien, Griffin, Harper, Quinn, Lua-Lua.

Referee: A D'Urso (Billericay)

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