Newcastle staged a remarkable second-half comeback, securing a 4-1 victory over Chelsea at St James’ Park. Despite facing injuries that forced Eddie Howe to include three goalkeepers on the bench, sixth-placed Newcastle overcame recent setbacks against Bournemouth and Borussia Dortmund.
The scoring began in the 13th minute when Newcastle’s Alexander Isak found the net from Lewis Miley’s pass. Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling responded with a brilliant free-kick to level the score ten minutes later. However, Jamaal Lascelles restored Newcastle’s lead with a header in the 60th minute, followed by Joelinton capitalizing on a mistake by Chelsea’s Thiago Silva less than a minute later.
Chelsea’s Reece James received a second booking and was sent off in the 73rd minute, and Newcastle sealed their victory with Anthony Gordon’s goal ten minutes later. This marked Chelsea’s heaviest defeat under Pochettino’s first season in charge and their second consecutive game conceding four goals.