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Chelsea   2 - 2   Newcastle

Newcastle score a late equaliser
Taylor (left) stole in late on to equalise for Newcastle

By Saj Chowdhury

Steven Taylor's stoppage-time header handed Newcastle a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Branislav Ivanovic gave Chelsea the lead when he volleyed in Frank Lampard's left-wing corner.

Newcastle equalised when Ryan Taylor's driven free-kick took a huge deflection off team-mate Jonas Gutierrez, who was awarded the goal.

Alex headed in what appeared to be the winner late on before Steven Taylor popped up unmarked with seconds left.

It was a dramatic end to a curious match in which Chelsea dominated possession and Newcastle fought tigerishly without causing the opposition defence many problems.

With little to play for except positions, the match began surprisingly brightly.

The Blues began with £50m striker Fernando Torres and his flick-on from Lampard's corner was converted by Ivanovic to give the home side the lead after only two minutes.

Ancelotti rues lack of concentration

Newcastle were without the experience of Cheik Tiote and Kevin Nolan and with safety sealed were looking less sharp than usual.

So in a first half where their share of possession had been as low as 35%, they were lucky to haul themselves back level.

Fortune was indeed the key component of the equaliser. Chelsea defender John Terry gave away a free-kick for a challenge on Peter Lovenkrands for which he was booked.

Ryan Taylor, taking over the free-kick duties from Joey Barton, fired his 20-yard effort into the wall which took a major deflection off Gutierrez en route to the Chelsea goal.

The Argentine ran away to the referee Lee Mason claiming that it was his goal and there was no argument.

Luck almost went against Newcastle later in the half when Ashley Cole's fizzing cross from the left was cut out by Newcastle's Jose Enrique but almost went in off fellow Magpie Ryan Taylor.

That was as near as Chelsea got to adding a second before the break but they looked more threatening in and around the Newcastle area after the interval.

Pardew looks forward to strengthening side

First, Nicolas Anelka had a swipe at Josh McEachran's deflected shot, sending the ball fractionally wide, before Torres had his goalbound thump brilliantly blocked by the backside of Barton.

Newcastle had drawn six and lost 11 of their previous 17 league games at Stamford Bridge, so they were doing well to keep the scores at 1-1.

But with eight minutes of normal time remaining Newcastle's valiant resistance was broken when Lampard flung in a free-kick from the left which was powered into the bottom corner by Alex.

Chelsea were now odds-on to take victory, but in their final home game of the season, which could be manager Carlo Ancelotti's last in charge of the Blues at this ground, they were dealt a blow from the head of Steven Taylor right at the end.

He was left unmarked to head in after substitute Nile Ranger had nodded Ryan Taylor's corner across goal.


Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti:
"We started the game well, playing well and scoring, and were unlucky to concede.

"We had a lot of difficulties but scored again. We needed more concentration at the end.

"We've conceded in the last minute a lot of times this season. We've lost a lot of points that way."

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew on Didier Drogba meeting during match:
"I'm a big fan. I don't think I'll entice him to the North East.

"Foreign players come to these shores and some set the example for others to follow. He's done that at Chelsea, and he'll probably continue to do that."

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chelsea 2-2 Newcastle FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Ivanovic 2
  • Alex 83
  • Gutierrez 10
  • Taylor 90+2

Chelsea

Substitutes

Newcastle

Substitutes

Ref: MasonAtt: 41,739
CHELSEA
NEWCASTLE

Possession

  • Chelsea 56%
  • Newcastle 44%

Attempts on target

  • Chelsea 7
  • Newcastle 9

Attempts off target

  • Chelsea 8
  • Newcastle 4

Corners

  • Chelsea 7
  • Newcastle 4

Fouls

  • Chelsea 17
  • Newcastle 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:43 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+3:41 Didier Drogba produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 90:00+2:00 Booking The referee shows Steven Taylor a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:56 Assist on the goal came from Nile Ranger.
  • 90:00+1:56 GOAL - Steven TaylorChelsea 2 - 2 Newcastle Steven Taylor grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Chelsea 2-2 Newcastle.
  • 90:00+1:53 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Taylor,
  • 90:00+1:33 Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Michael Essien gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:51 The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
  • 89:31 Steven Taylor challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Didier Drogba.
  • 86:16 Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line, clearance by Joey Barton.
  • 85:15 Shola Ameobi fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:46 Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Essien. Frank Lampard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:35 The assist for the goal came from Frank Lampard.
  • 82:35 GOAL - AlexChelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle Alex finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle.
  • 81:42 Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick,
  • 81:42 Substitution Sammy Ameobi comes on in place of Peter Lovenkrands.
  • 81:42 Booking Sanchez Jose Enrique is booked.
  • 81:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 80:31 Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot.
  • 78:57 A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba, comfortable save by Tim Krul.
  • Correction - 76:30 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 76:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nile Ranger. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 75:18 Substitution Nile Ranger on for Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 74:57 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by John Terry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 72:55 The ball is crossed by Didier Drogba, Peter Lovenkrands makes a clearance.
  • 72:05 Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
  • 72:05 Booking Booking for Danny Simpson.
  • 71:59 Foul by Danny Simpson on Michael Essien, free kick awarded.
  • 71:10 Peter Lovenkrands concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 69:41 Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Didier Drogba from left wing.
  • 68:07 Substitution Kazenga LuaLua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Ferguson.
  • 66:32 Didier Drogba challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
  • 65:23 Ashley Cole fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Didier Drogba from left wing, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
  • 62:56 Strike on goal comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick.
  • 62:56 Substitution Michael Essien replaces Joshua McEachran.
  • 62:56 Substitution Florent Malouda on for Ramires.
  • 62:56 Substitution Yossi Benayoun goes off and Didier Drogba comes on.
  • 62:56 Joshua McEachran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton.
  • 61:28 Peter Lovenkrands fouled by Joshua McEachran, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Taylor, Frank Lampard gets a block in.
  • 59:10 Shot comes in from Ryan Taylor from the free kick, save by Petr Cech.
  • 59:10 Booking Branislav Ivanovic booked.
  • 59:02 Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Shane Ferguson, free kick awarded.
  • Correction - 58:27 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.
  • 58:27 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
  • 57:00 Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:00 Booking Frank Lampard receives a caution.
  • 56:45 Frank Lampard concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton.
  • Correction - 55:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
  • 55:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
  • 54:02 Ramires produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
  • 53:42 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joshua McEachran, Tim Krul makes a save.
  • 52:59 Ashley Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Simpson. Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Joey Barton.
  • 48:23 Nicolas Anelka produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • Correction - 47:56 Shot from 25 yards from Joshua McEachran. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
  • 47:56 Joshua McEachran takes a shot from 25 yards. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
  • 46:30 Yossi Benayoun takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 45:17 Peter Lovenkrands challenges Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:10 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+0:42 Ryan Taylor shoots direct from the free kick, Frank Lampard makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:42 Booking Ramires receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Ramires.
  • 45:00+0:06 Danny Simpson is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
  • 43:01 Nicolas Anelka takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Shane Ferguson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
  • 42:20 Shane Ferguson challenges Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joshua McEachran restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:25 Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Joey Barton, free kick awarded. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
  • 37:19 Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 36:32 Foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Yossi Benayoun, free kick awarded. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
  • 35:54 Peter Lovenkrands fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
  • 34:42 The referee penalises Nicolas Anelka for handball. Ryan Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 33:35 Ashley Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
  • 32:44 Tim Krul fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:56 Shane Ferguson produces a cross, clearance by Alex.
  • 31:31 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line.
  • 30:06 Foul by Ashley Cole on Shola Ameobi, free kick awarded. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
  • 29:34 Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard.
  • 29:26 The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 27:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Branislav Ivanovic. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
  • 27:59 The referee blows for offside against Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
  • 27:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard played to the near post, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:15 Danny Simpson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 23:44 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor.
  • 21:24 Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball, save by Tim Krul.
  • 18:42 Foul by Joey Barton on Frank Lampard, free kick awarded. Frank Lampard takes the free kick. Effort from inside the area by Alex misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:25 Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Terry.
  • 16:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Ramires. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
  • 16:00 Shot by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Blocked by Alex.
  • 15:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor, Yossi Benayoun manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:02 Joshua McEachran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Ferguson. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:34 Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Frank Lampard results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
  • 12:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Shane Ferguson. Frank Lampard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
  • Correction - 9:49 Assist by Ryan Taylor.
  • 9:49 Ryan Taylor provided the assist for the goal.
  • 9:49 GOAL - Jonas GutierrezChelsea 1 - 1 Newcastle Jonas Gutierrez fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle.
  • 8:38 Ryan Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 8:38 Booking John Terry receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 8:33 John Terry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands.
  • 6:47 Shot from just outside the box by Fernando Torres misses to the right of the goal.
  • 4:38 Effort from outside the penalty box by Nicolas Anelka goes wide right of the goal.
  • Correction - 1:57 Assist by Fernando Torres.
  • Correction - 1:57 GOAL - Branislav IvanovicChelsea 1 - 0 Newcastle Goal scored by Branislav Ivanovic from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle.
  • 1:57 Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.
  • 1:57 GOAL - Branislav IvanovicChelsea 1 - 0 Newcastle Branislav Ivanovic gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle.
  • Correction - 1:37 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard,
  • 1:37 Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard,
  • 0:41 Shola Ameobi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Terry takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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15 May 2011 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 15 May 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 37 39 77
2 Chelsea 37 37 71
3 Arsenal 37 29 67
4 Man City 36 22 65
5 Tottenham 37 8 59
6 Liverpool 37 16 58
7 Everton 37 5 51
8 Fulham 37 6 48
9 Stoke 36 2 46
10 Bolton 37 -2 46
11 West Brom 37 -15 46
12 Newcastle 37 -1 45
13 Aston Villa 37 -12 45
14 Sunderland 37 -14 44
15 Blackburn 37 -14 40
16 Wolves 37 -19 40
17 Birmingham 37 -20 39
18 Blackpool 37 -21 39
19 Wigan 37 -22 39
20 West Ham 37 -24 33

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