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Chelsea go top of Premier League table after Newcastle win

An own goal in the first half by Fernandez and a second-half goal by Tammy Abraham ensured that Chelsea left St James Park with all three points and earned them a place at the top of the Premier League table. 

Chelsea went into the game in such fine form having scored 20 goals already in their first 9 games of the season and dominated throughout the first half as Newcastle opted for a more cautious approach.

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Chelsea opened the scoring in the 10th minute after a Mason Mount cross was converted into the net by Newcastle defender Fernandez who was arguably impeded by Ben Chilwell. Chelsea could have gone on to bury the game in the first half but were unable to do so as a result of some poor finishing from the likes of Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.

Newcastle came in strong in the second half and created a lot more chances than they did in the first half but were penalized on a counter-attack. Timo Werner made up for his poor showing on the afternoon by taking on a couple of Newcastle players before sliding in a through pass for Tammy Abraham to secure victory for Frank Lampard’s boys.

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The result means that Chelsea are now on top of the Premier League table having played a game more than second place side Leicester City who face Liverpool tomorrow.

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