Reece James scored twice in the second half and Jorginho perfectly coverted from the spot following a foul on Havertz from Karl Darlow to earn Chelsea another three point and forthwith extend their lead at the top to 3 points
Chelsea dominated the match all through starting from the first half at the ST James Park and as well pulling lots of chances where Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz failed to convert the best of chances.
Fortunately, for a match that seems frustrating from the start show a sign of relieve when James in 65 minute scored the opener after he fired a superb strike at the back of the post with his left foot.
In the 77 minutes, the England international came up again to extend the lead to 2-0 before Jorginho lashed in from the sport following a foul on Havertz to end the match three goals to nothing.
This win therefore extend Chelsea lead at the top to 3 points following a Manchester city loss to palace and liverpool’s draw with brighton.
Manager’s post match comment
Newcastle interim boss Graeme Jones:
“For 65 minutes we were competitive. That was the game plan. We had a little bit of momentum in their half when the ball could have dropped our way.”
“We ended up conceding when I was ready to make a couple of positive subs. Three in 15 minutes and game was dead. It wasn’t a 3 – 0 game for me. That was the disappointment.”
“We are in a relegation battle. There’s no question about that. We need to face it like men, stick together and believe we’ll come through. I haven’t’ spoken to the owners. We’ll see what they’ve got to say tonight or tomorrow”
“I think it need a fresh face. I think the fans were incredible today. Its not a style of football the fans are accustomed to, we want to attack people, we want to score goals”
“But this is the stage we’re in. we haven’t kept enough clean sheets this season and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what the need is at the minute.”
“Reece shots like a horse! It will never be the moment where we celebrate results on the other pitches secondly we want to focus on ourselves. And third of all, what goes around comes around”
“There’s a long way to go. If you think we’re happier now (because of the results), it’s not true.”
“The effort and discipline we put into the (performance)” was the key today. We had a very good performance off the ball. I’m very happy with the team effort today.