And just like that, it was over. Chelsea's hopes of becoming the new Invincibles were ended by fine performances from Newcastle United's players, especially in-form front-man Papiss Cisse and the Magpies' third-choice goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.
Chelsea slipped to a 2-1 defeat proving - for another season at least - that what Arsenal achieved in going an entire Premier League season unbeaten is practically impossible.
Many had tipped Jose Mourinho's side to do just that, as they started the campaign in blistering form, but Arsenal can now rest easy for a while longer, safe in the knowledge that their record is intact.
Tweeting after the match, Gary Lineker had a new name for the Chelsea side who had suffered their first defeat of the season. No longer the Invincibles-elect, Lineker called them 'The Inconceivables', such was their defeat to Newcastle despite having 66 per cent of the ball and 26 shots.
Chelsea: The Inconceivables!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 6, 2014