2 mins: Donaldson shot - Leazes 1-0
35 mins: Lalkovic shot 1-1
43 mins: Lalkovic shot 1-2
Half time: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2
70 mins: Vuckic shot 2-2
92 mins: Philip penalty 2-3
Full time: Newcastle 2 Chelsea 3
Coach Peter Beardsley commented:
"You could see the disappointment when I took him
which is good. We agreed it would be 75 minutes or so. We could
have left him on. Itís brilliant for us Ė his experience,
knowledge and know-how.
"In the first half we got a bit overrun, but then he
started to move people about in the second half.
ďSolís got to take a lot of credit for that.
Thatís something that comes with the years and miles on the clock, if
"That's the best I've seen Ryan play. Obviously the goal was a massive
bonus but genuinely, in my time at this club, at whatever level, that is
honestly the best I've seen Ryan play. I thought his determination in the second
half to almost win the game for us was magnificent, and I said that to him at
the end. He did well at Sunderland, there's no doubt about that, and he did last
well last week against Liverpool, but I thought tonight he was immense."