Hazard and Morata on target as Chelsea see off Newcastle

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 10:06:52


Dec 2,


TWO goals from Eden Hazard and one by Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a workmanlike 3-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.Dwight Gayle gave Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle side a surprise lead, rattling his shot home in the 12th minute after Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois had dived at the feet of the advancing Jacob Murphy. But Chelsea, third in the table, quickly fought back, earning two corners and hitting the post before Hazard got on the end of a ball parried by defender Florian Lejeune in the 21st minute.

Spain striker Morata’s simple header from a Victor Moses cross, his 10th in all competitions this season, made it 2-1 for the home side at half-time and Hazard scored his eighth of the campaign from the penalty spot after Matt Ritchie brought down Moses.

Watford held to draw by 10-man

TottenhamTottenham Hotspur’s patchy away from in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at Watford but the North London club will be pleased with a point after playing much of the second half with 10 men on Saturday. Spurs had centre back Davinson Sanchez sent off in the 52nd minute for elbowing in the face livewire winger Richarlison, whose darting runs down the left flank caused problems for the visitors all afternoon.One such raid resulted in a Tom Cleverley corner which defender Christian Kabasele headed home superbly to give Watford a 13th-minute lead, before Son Heung-min levelled with a simple close-range tap-in after Christian Eriksen’s fine low cross.



Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Brighton 1-5 Liverpool

Everton 2-0 Huddersfield

Leicester City 1-0 Burnley

Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

West Bromwich 0-0 Crystal Palace