Newcastle United has ended the unbeaten run of Chelsea after handing the Blues a 2-1 defeat at St. James Park on Saturday afternoon.
In the early kick-off of the day, which had Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi in the starting line-up, it was Senegalese striker – Pappis Cisse that was the hero for the Magpies as he came off the bench to net a brace in the 57th and 78th minutes. The goals effectively ended Jose Mourinho’s team’s invincibility.
Even though, Newcastle ended the game with 10-men and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba did pull a goal back it was not enough to turn things around for the visitors who before today had gone 14 games in the league unbeaten and nine in other competitions
Six minutes of injury time were added but Chelsea were unable to salvage a point despite plenty of late pressure.
Interestingly, Jose Mourinho is still yet to beat Newcastle as Chelsea boss and Manchester City can now close the gap to three points if they beat Everton later this evening.
Newcastle climb up to seventh and are just two points off the top four.